Jimmy Baas and Randy James' arrangement of "Lil' Liza Jane" for two-part treble chorus is sure to excite singers and the audience while also showcasing and strengthening the developing treble voices. Also available for TB voices (BL816). #twoparttuesday
Uplifting harmonies and a lyrical melody are the foundation of Steve Kupferschmid’s “Like a Bird on a Wing,” which reflects the importance of companionship and friendship in our lives. An original song written for SATB choirs with limited range, this octavo is a great addition to your next contest or festival repertoire. #FestivalFriday brileemusic.com/BL790
“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul” – Plato
To all our music educators, happy World Teachers' Day!
Looking for new repertoire for this Fall? BriLee Music editor, Denise Eaton and Donald Beebe from Sheet Music Deals share selections from the Carl Fischer Music and BriLee Music collection that are ideal for junior high and high school voices. These works focus on harmony, range extension, rhythm, and more. Follow the link to learn more and to get an exclusive discount:
It's that time of year again! Being a new music teacher can be daunting at first. Here's a few tips from National Association for Music Education along with some materials to help you get started.
New 2017 BriLee Music Titles
Break It Down
The Star-Spangled Banner
Mister Zombie's Jazz Club
Wade in the Water
Being a bass isn’t that bad, is it?
Can math help us understand music?
Five ideas on how to teach a song your choir already knows!
Sight-Reading Skill Building Flashcards in a "Snap!"
By Theresa Pritchard
Choral Teaching Materials
SnapCards, a series of carefully curated skill building flashcards, is a classroom tool conceived by Theresa Pritchard and designed to help students confidently learn to sight read while having fun as a class. After years of learning which intervals and patterns are consistently challenging for emerging singers, Pritchard has developed a reliable method for simplifying this typically intimidating subject. Educators will find fun and exciting suggestions for utilizing the cards in the classroom for both teaching and assessing reading skills. SnapCards features intervals inherent to the given voice sight reading skill set (upper treble clef [soprano and tenor]; lower treble clef [alto]; and bass clef), grouped into ten groups of five, with each pitch set building upon the previous one.