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Star Wars: The Force Awakens 30 December, 2015

00154451Star Wars: The Force Awakens” advanced piano solo book is finally off the press!  Stanton’s got the first twenty copies for advanced piano solo.  We are awaiting the arrival of this collection on the following piano solo levels: 5-Finger, Big Note, and Easy.  Reserve your copy now! We also have collections on different levels for the original Star Wars music.  Call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


STANTON’S SPOTLIGHT – Middle School Show Choir 30 December, 2015

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recommended by Rachel Steele and Jen Sper, School Choral Specialists

Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of choir directors quite like the words “middle school show choir.” It’s a great recruiting ensemble that builds your program, but it can be very difficult to find appropriate literature. You want the kids to enjoy their music, but you don’t want it to be all current pop or “bubblegum” with no substance. You want to do some partner dancing, but you don’t want it to be too “touchy-feely” at this age. You don’t want the boys to constantly have to sing about lovey-dovey stuff, but the girls just eat that up. What’s a choral director to do?!?

singin in the rainMay we recommend Singin’ In the Rain? This classic tune from the Gene Kelly movie musical of the same name is arranged here for choir by Mac Huff. It’s perfect for middle school show choir! Here are some reasons why:

  • It’s got a happy, positive theme (“I’m singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain. What a glorious feelin’, I’m happy again. I’m laughin’ at clouds so dark up above, the sun’s in my heart and I’m ready for love.”) that isn’t overly focused on couples and relationships. Plus, you never have to worry if the lyrics are school-appropriate!
  • Speaking of not being overly focused on couples, it IS the perfect opportunity for your first partner dance. Don’t have enough guys?  That’s ok, pairing up girls with each other can be lots of fun on this song too. And if you break out the umbrellas, you can skip the hand holding!
  • When it comes to giving your boys a strong dancing role model, you can’t do better than Gene Kelly! There’s lots of great moves that you can easily lift from the original.
  • The phrases in this arrangement are VERY short, giving students lots of opportunities to breathe without destroying the melodic line.
  • This particular arrangement comes in both a 2-part and SAB voicing. If you’re group has the balance, numbers, range and skill to do the SAB, that’s wonderful! If you’re just starting out or have a small and inexperienced group, the 2-Part can be easily adjusted for boys with changing voice. It has many unison passages as well, which can be opportunities for solos, small groups or more complex choreography.

For other great pieces for your middle school students give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC ext 1 or come on in and visit us!

About the Authors:

Rachel Steele has been at Stanton’s since 2013. She previously taught middle school and high school band and choir for 13 years, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from The Ohio State University. Currently a member of the Heisey Wind Ensemble and a musician at Epiphany Lutheran Church (Pickerington OH), Rachel also enjoys reading, sewing, baking and the Pittsburgh Steelers!

A former middle school and high school choral director, Jen Sper holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.


Scottish Folksongs (for violin) 28 December, 2015

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recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Hal Leonard’s Violin Play-Along series has a new book of Scottish folk songs. Audio access is included, so you can use the unique code in the front of the book to access both the demonstration tracks to listen to and the accompaniment tracks to play along with. The tracks can be either downloaded or streamed. “Playback+” allows the player to slow the track down without distorting the pitch.

These arrangements are not easy pieces. The solo violin part goes up into the fifth position on occasion. There are key changes within the pieces. “The Skye Boat Song” is lovely. It crosses octaves, then includes a variation before it goes back to the theme. “The Water is Wide” and “Barbara Allen” are also well arranged. A beautiful tune called “Weaving Lilt,” which I had not heard before, goes across the low, medium and high registers of the violin, with a variation before returning to the basic melody, much as “The Skye Boat Song” does.

This collection of sheet music for violin will be a source of enjoyment for hours. The audio access makes it even more fun to play. For more information about this violin music, or other folk tunes for violin/fiddle, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:

Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.


Merry Christmas! 25 December, 2015

Stanton’s Sheet Music is closed today so we can enjoy the holiday with our families – we hope you’re doing the same! We’ll be open tomorrow, and look forward to helping you prepare for the new year!

 


Auld Lang Syne 23 December, 2015

If someone says the words “Auld Lang Syne,” can you spell it right? If someone asks, “What does  that 00353010mean, anyway?” can you tell them? Well, the words are translated from Scottish, and literally mean, “times gone by.” It’s about remembering old friends. “We’ll take a cup of kindness yet for “times gone by.”

So, as we sing that song this New Year’s Eve, let’s remember friends and family from “auld lang syne.” And yes, Stanton’s has the music for it! Call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

 

 


News from the Music Publishing World – Choristers Guild Sing! 21 December, 2015

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recommended by Rachel Steele and Jen Sper

If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t pay much attention to publishers. You sometimes look for composers and arrangers that you like, but you barely give the publisher a second glance. However, we’ve got a new publisher on the scene this year for school choral music and we promise, it’s worth your time!

Mary Lynn Lightfoot has long been a name associated with quality school choral music. Longtime editor for Heritage Music Press (the educational arm of Lorenz publishing), this year Mary Lynn moved to Choristers Guild. Choristers Guild has always been a sacred publisher, but this year Ms. Lightfoot edited their first catalog aimed at the school market, entitled Sing!

This promotion (pictured at left) should have arrived in your school mailbox sometime in August. If you didn’t receive one, you can contact Choristers Guild through their website and request one here.

If you haven’t looked at this promotion, here are some reasons we think it’s worth your time:

  • First and foremost, the music is GREAT! When we do our initial listening for our choral promotions, we consider a publisher’s release “strong” if 30% or so of their titles make it through our first round. Out of this promotion, EIGHTY PERCENT of the titles make it through Round One (for more information about how we pick titles for promotion, check out our previous post on the subject).
  • When it comes right down to picking the 75 or so titles that we promote for the year, the competition gets even tougher. This year, SING! had the highest percentage of their new issues promoted. We picked FORTY PERCENT of their new releases for promotion. The next best major publisher had just 25%.
  • Many of the octavos come with a Learning Resource Page. Printed on the front inside cover, these offer coding from the new National Standards for Music Education (for use in lesson planning), as well as classroom activities, extension activities (for groupwork, homework, accelerated students, etc.), vocabulary and more.
  • We especially loved that the activities are age-appropriate. For example, two part octavo activities are clearly aimed at upper elementary/early middle school students, while SATB octavos have more sophisticated material for late middle school or early high school kids.

For more information about titles we especially liked, check out our middle school and high school promotions on our website, or give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC ext. 1.

About the Authors:

Rachel Steele has been working in the choral department at Stanton’s since 2013.  She previously taught middle school and high school band and choir for 13 years, and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music education from The Ohio State University.  Currently a member of the Heisey Wind Ensemble and a musician at Epiphany Lutheran Church (Pickerington, OH) Rachel also enjoys reading, sewing, baking and the Pittsburgh Steelers!

A former middle school and high school choral director, Jen Sper holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.


Happy Birthday, Edward MacDowell! 18 December, 2015

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recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Edward MacDowell was born in New York City on this day in 1861. His earliest piano lessons were with Juan Buitrago, who was a Columbian violinist living with the MacDowells. His family moved to France by the time he was a teen, where he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory. From there, he studied in Germany. By 1888, he and his wife, Marian, returned to the United States. In addition to composing, MacDowell was also a renowned piano teacher. MacDowell’s Second Piano Concerto is very well known, as is his “Woodland Sketches,” one of America’s recognized classics. “To a Wild Rose” is likely the best known piece from this work, and every person who takes piano lessons long enough has played this little jewel of a piece. Happy birthday, Edward MacDowell!

For more information about this collection or other MacDowell collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:

Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

 


Happy Birthday Alice Parker! 16 December, 2015

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by Rachel Steele and Jen Sper, School Choral Specialists

It’s hard to believe,  but Alice Parker turns 90 years young today! This elder stateswoman of choral music was born in 1925. She studied music at Smith College and received her master’s degree from the Juilliard School where she studied choral conducting with Robert Shaw. Her collaboration with Shaw continued for the duration of his career, and her catalog of folk songs, spirituals and holiday music (both alone and with Shaw) are staples of the choral literature. She is the recipient of 6 honorary doctorates and the Smith College Medal.

At the age of 90, Ms. Parker is still an active teacher, clinician, conductor and composer! Her non-profit organization Melodious Accord is sponsoring a project called Alice Is 90. They are asking for choral conductors to video record their groups singing her works anytime between December 2015 and December 2016 and upload the video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook with #Aliceis90. Looking for a way to participate? Give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC ext. 1; and we’d be happy to send you a 21 Day Trial or suggest something appropriate for your group.

Speaking of being an active composer, Stanton’s is happy to recommend these two new men’s chorals from Alice Parker, both in TTBB voicings:

hard times come againHard Times Come Again No More by S. Foster/arr. Parker (00144509)….$2.25

One of the sweetest of Stephen Foster’s songs, balancing nostalgia with heartfelt lament. Seems made for male chorus, with the kind of piano or guitar accompaniment that would’ve been found in 19th century homes. Very accessible vocal writing with a simple accompaniment, making this a fantastic option for every men’s chorus.

cindy.jpgCindy arr. Alice Parker (SBMP1215)………………………..$1.95

“I wish I was an apple a hangin’ from a tree, and ev’ry time that Cindy passed she’d take a bite of me.” Guys will delight in singing this clever arrangement of the American folksong. The versatility that the elegant writing affords makes this piece appropriate for choirs of all sizes.

 

 

About the Authors:

Rachel Steele has been at Stanton’s since 2013. She previously taught middle school and high school band and choir for 13 years, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from The Ohio State University. Currently a member of the Heisey Wind Ensemble and a musician at Epiphany Lutheran Church (Pickerington OH), Rachel also enjoys reading, sewing, baking and the Pittsburgh Steelers!

A former middle school and high school choral director, Jen Sper holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.


Rise Again Songbook – New from Peter and Annie! 14 December, 2015

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recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Many people, especially people in the folk music community, have enjoyed the “Rise Up Singing” songbook for years. In my neck of the woods, it’s also called the folksinger’s bible. Many people have two copies: a newer copy, and the old, tattered one with the important notes in it from years ago. (Perhaps I should will my tattered copy to my ukulele-playing niece – it needs to stay in the family!)

Now, Peter Blood and Annie Patterson have compiled a new songbook of nearly 1200 songs: “Rise Again Songbook.” Perhaps because us Baby Boomers are getting a bit nearsighted, the print is a little bigger, and the ink a little darker. Think of it as volume two of the “Rise Up Singing” songbook. It’s full of the pop and folk songs us Boomers grew up with and we sang to our children, who now sing them too: “YMCA,” “Your Song,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Cecilia,” and many more. (Are the grandkids singing these songs, now? Better check…)

To quote Billy Bragg, “A wise person once said that the only bad thing you can do to a song is not sing it.” So tune whatever instrument you strum, and buy this book. Get singing!

For more information about this collection of folk songs or other, similar collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:

Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.


Sacred Clinic in ONE MONTH 11 December, 2015

Lullington_Church_with_spring_flowers_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1103346With Christmas around the corner it seems strange to think that it’s almost time to purchase music for Lent and Easter! Plan to attend Stanton’s Sacred Choral Clinic on Saturday, January 9th 2016, and you’ll be fully prepared for the next “holiday season.”

SACRED CHORAL READING SESSION

Saturday January 9th, 2016

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

We will be featuring the best new choral publications for Lent, Easter and beyond, as chosen by Stanton’s sacred choral staff. This January’s clinic will be held at Livingston United Methodist Church, just a few blocks from our store in downtown Columbus!

Attending this clinic is a fantastic way for you to choose new church anthems for your choir by hearing the music read live. This January’s clinicians will be Stanton’s own Judy Henry and president emeritus Jim Strouse. Please feel free to contact Stanton’s at 1-800-42-MUSIC and speak with a choral staff member for the details of the event. We look forward to seeing you at 8:30 on January 9th for registration, coffee and doughnuts followed by a wonderful morning of singing!

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Music from Star Wars 10 December, 2015

by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist –

Star_Wars_The_Force_AwakensWe’re 1 week away from the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and in addition to the numerous toys, action figures, shirts, collectibles, and other merchandise that you’re scooping up don’t forget to program some music from Star Wars on your spring concert or grab an instrumental play-along for you or someone you love. Below are the currently available, best-selling concert band arrangements and solo collections for winds and strings. We will update this post as new releases become available – the score to The Force Awakens is just recently finished, so arrangements and play-alongs featuring any new music have yet to be determined (and receive John Williams’ sign-off).
If you want to geek out on more Star Wars goodness, check out IGN’s helpful guide to what is now canon, and recent episodes of the Assemble After Dark podcast featuring Episodes I-VI.

Star Wars for Concert Band
*New for 2016!*
Star Wars Heroes
arr. Jerry Brubaker
This new arrangement has been announced, but is not yet available for order.
Celebrate the heroes with some of the most beloved music from Star Wars Episodes I-VI! This stunning medley arranged by Jerry Brubaker includes Star Wars (Main Title), Luke and Leia, Battle of the Heroes, Han Solo and the Princess, and The Throne Room.

Star Wars (Main Theme)
arr. Carl Strommen
Belwin Beginning Band
Grade 1                                    $56.00
One of the most recognizable movie themes ever written, John Williams’ explosive theme from Star Wars is made accessible to very young musicians in this Carl Strommen arrangement.

Highlights from the Star Wars Saga
arr. Paul Cook
Belwin Young Band
Grade 2                                    $70.00
Great music from the motion pictures Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Composer John Williams’ genius shows in this very playable montage of Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme), Princess Leia’s Theme, Cantina Band, Han Solo and the Princess, and Star Wars (Main Theme).

Selections from the Star Wars Saga
arr. Michael Story
Belwin Young Band
Grade 2.5                     $67.00
Michael Story has expertly selected and arranged titles from Episodes I-VI of the Star Wars films for young band including: Star Wars (Main Title), Cantina Band, Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme), Augie’s Great Municipal Band, Across the Stars, and Battle of the Heroes.

Star Wars – The Marches
arr. Jerry Brubaker
Belwin Concert Band
Grade 3                                    $77.00
John Williams created so many stunning marches to accompany the Star Wars motion pictures that they had to be combined in one powerful piece. The arrangement features: Star Wars (Main Theme), Parade of the Ewoks, Imperial March, Augie’s Great Municipal Band, and The Throne Room.

Suite from the Star Wars Epic – Part I
arr. Robert W. Smith
Belwin Concert Band
Grade 3.5                     $80.00
A serious collection of the most recognized John Williams themes from the Star Wars prequels, the Suite from the Star Wars Epic – Part I contains three movements: Duel of the Fates (from The Phantom Menace), Across the Stars (from Attack of the Clones) and Revenge of the Sith (from Revenge of the Sith).

Suite from the Star Wars Epic – Part II
arr. Robert W. Smith
Belwin Concert Band
Grade 3.5                     $82.00
A serious collection of the most recognized John Williams themes from the original Star Wars trilogy, the Suite from the Star Wars Epic – Part II contains three movements: Princess Leia’s Theme (from A New Hope), Imperial March/The Forest Battle (from The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi), and, of course, the Star Wars (Main Theme).

Star Wars Solo Collections
Star Wars: A Musical Journey
Episodes I – VI                       $12.99
Star Wars: A Musical Journey includes selections from all six Star Wars movies. The wind instrument arrangements in this series are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos, however they are not compatible with the string collections in this series. Each book contains a carefully edited part that is appropriate for the Level 2-3 player and a fully orchestrated accompaniment CD that includes a instrumental demo track followed by the play-along accompaniment track. Also included is both 4-color and black and white art from the movies.

The Star Wars Trilogy
Episodes IV – VI        $12.95
These instrumental editions are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. Melodic ranges and rhythms are carefully considered for each instrument so every tune is easily accessible to all players.  This collection includes music from the original trilogy not available in Star Wars: A Musical Journey – Ben’s Death/TIE Fighter Attack, Han Solo and the Princess, Yoda’s Theme, Luke and Leia, Parade of the Ewoks, The Emperor Arrives, and Victory Celebration.  Please note that no play-along tracks or piano accompaniment book are available for this collection.

Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III       $14.95
Part of an instrumental series arranged for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Horn in F, and Trombone, these arrangements are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. Each book contains a carefully edited part that is appropriate for the Level 2-3 player and a fully orchestrated accompaniment CD. Each song on the CD includes a demo track, which features a live instrumental performance, followed by the Play-along accompaniment track.

About the Author:
Ken is a former band director, and has been with Stanton’s since 2004. He finds it very hard to believe that The Force Awakens will be the first Star Wars movie he’s seen on the big screen – especially having been born in 1977. He also wonders if the R2-D2 and C-3PO action figures that he and his brother had still exist somewhere in his parents’ basement.


Blues Guitar Songs for Guitar 09 December, 2015

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recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Blues Guitar Songs” is a collection of ten complete blues songs by the greats, including Albert King (Born Under a Bad Sign), Eric Clapton (I’m Tore Down), and John Lee Hooker (Boom Boom). The songs are written in tab and standard notation. A big plus is that the purchase of the book includes access to audio tracks online for either download or streaming. Listening is the key to learning to play different styles of music, so the audio tracks are very helpful. Learn the blues by playing authentic blues!

For more information about this blues collection or others, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:

Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.


Recorder Ensembles 07 December, 2015

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recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

It’s not easy to find easy and intermediate reac28a00fafe822d28d26ba982d7d7e5a_195x255corder ensemble collections,
but here at Stanton’s we have recently received two new issues from Universal Edition. The first, “The Best of Time & Rhythm for Two Recorders and Percussion,” is a collection of easy pieces for two recorders, either SS or SA, with  an easy percussion part for each song. The pieces come from the British Isles and Europe.

The second collection, “The Best of Time & Rhythm for Three Recorders and Percussion,” is intermediate level. The recorder voicing is SSA. This collection includes French and German dance tunes with percussion. These collections would be fun for students on a level past the beginner stage, and the addition of percussion instruments makes the pieces even more interesting. Whether you teach recorder at school, or play recorder yourself, these would be a welcome addition to your music library!

To find out more about this recorder music, or other recorder music, call us at 1-800-42-music, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:

Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

 

 


Christmas Presents for All 04 December, 2015

If you are looking for fancy Christmas presents, we have those – if you are looking for inexpensive Christmas presents, we have those, too! We also have everything in between!

In our gift department588421-2-300x300, we have Pashmina scarves, which come in red, blue, gray and purple. They are warm accessories for the cold weather.

On the ornamental side, we have snow globe music boxes. There are a piano, violin, flute, clarinet or saxophone inside  the globe.

Inexpensive gifts include 40 cent pencils, or 89 cent pencils, Christmas ornaments of various instruments from Broadway Gifts, and much more. Visit the gift section of our website to see what we offer!

Visit us at http://www.stantons.com.  You may call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC during our business hours from 9 to 5, M-F, or Saturday 9-4, ET , or email us at keyboard@stantons.com to confirm availability. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

 

 


Meet the Stanton’s Team – David B. 02 December, 2015

We’ve written before on the Stanton’s blog about our knowledgeable staff. Now, we’d like to give you a chance to get to know our staff on a more personal level. Over the next several months, we will be having members of the Stanton’s team take our “30 Questions in 60 Seconds” questionnaire. We hope you will get to know the “real” us, and learn how we might better be of service to you!

IMG_2604David B. is a retired high school choral director and church musician who now enjoys splitting his time between Stanton’s and spending time with his granddaughter Lily. He always greets our customers with a big smile, and you can hear his joyful laugh all the way across the store! As a part-time employee, David chose to only answer “part” of our questionnaire, so he comes in at only 26 questions. :)

  1. What department do you work in at Stanton’s? – Keyboard Department
  2. What do you consider your specialties here? – Jack of all trades, master of none!
  3. How long have you been working at Stanton’s? – 9 years, part-time
  4. What is your favorite task at Stanton’s? – Entering new inventory
  5. What is your hometown? – Springfield, Ohio
  6. Where did you go to college? – Taylor University (BS in Music Education) and Florida State University (MME)
  7. What is your major instrument? – Piano
  8. What do you like to do in your spare time? – Travel, read
  9. What days are you available at Stanton’s? – Monday and Thursday afternoons, and all day on Saturdays
  10. What is the last song/piece you played/sang? – “How Great Thou Art”
  11. What is your most memorable musical moment?  Performing as the “on camera talent” for a children’s PBS music series
  12. If you could be instantly proficient on an additional instrument, what would you choose? – Cello
  13. What musical sound or noise do you love? – Cowbell sounds in the Swiss Alps
  14. What musical sound or noise do you hate? – A dentist’s drill
  15. If you had your choice watching a great concert tonight or performing in a great concert tonight which would you choose and why? – Watching
  16. If heaven exists, when you arrive at the Pearly Gates, what heavenly ensemble would you like to be assigned to? – The heavenly chorus!
  17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? – Actor
  18. What profession would you not like to do? – Coal mining
  19. On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are? – About a 5
  20. Who was your first crush (if not a celebrity, some explanation)? – Sherry, in my second grade class
  21. Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion? – Cardigan sweaters
  22. Do you love or hate roller coasters? – Hate!
  23. If you were a super hero, what powers would you have? – Power to bring peace to the world
  24. How many pairs of shoes do you own? – 3
  25. Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? – Win the lottery!
  26. If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – Meatloaf, salad, and baked potato