News & Views Thursday, April 17, 2014

Category: Clinics & Conventions

Register NOW – Stanton’s Super Session 2014! 16 April, 2014

ss logoStanton’s Super Session
Saturday 8/2/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
at Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S. Fourth St, 43215
REGISTRATION: $55.00 (includes lunch)

Do you need to put a little “spark” in your choral program? Is there just too much new music out there for you to review? Join us for a fun, enriching day of music education with Andy Beck, Greg Gilpin, and Stanton’s own Jen Sper featuring music from Alfred Publications, Shawnee Press and many other choral publishers. Nowhere else will you find such a variety of new choral selections and teaching resources to inspire and motivate you and your students as you begin the school year.

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“Joy of Singing” and “John Jacobson Workshop” 2014! 07 April, 2014

logo JJWStanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to invite you to our 2013 “John Jacobson Workshop” on July 31st and “Joy of Singing” on August 1st – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!

John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 7/31/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/1/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

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Stanton’s August 2014 Church Clinic 25 March, 2014

After Holy Week is done and you’ve had time to take a breath, make sure you’re ready for the next church season with our August Sacred Choral Reading Session!

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome Larry Shackley as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session! Larry is a full-time composer and music editor from Columbia, SC.  From 1995-2007, he taught and directed the music program at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. Prior to that, he worked for several years at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, creating original music and Shackley, Larryproducing radio programs for the Moody Broadcasting Network. He also served as staff keyboardist for ten years at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Larry’s published music includes over 200 choral pieces, seven cantatas, and 400 keyboard arrangements, as well as vocal and instrumental collections and numerous orchestrations. He has received writing awards from ASCAP every year since 1998, and has fulfilled commissions from schools, churches, and community choirs across America.

Your registration includes a packet of over 35 new choral anthems that are hand-picked from the hundreds published each year. We look forward to seeing you on August 9th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/9/2014, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University
195 West Park St., Westerville OH 43081
Cost: $20.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register the day of the clinic beginning at 8:30.)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Larry Shackley
Saturday 8/9/2014, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music,
330 South 4th St., Columbus OH 43215
Cost: Free!
email our keyboard department for more details

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2014 Elementary General Music Clinic! 20 March, 2014

gm logoElementary General Music Clinic
Wednesday 7/30/2014, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $20.00
Stanton’s Sheet Music is excited to welcome Sharon Burch as our clinician for the 31st edition of our Elementary General Music Clinic. This is one of Stanton’s longest running and most successful clinics, showcasing the best new teacher resources, song collections, games, musicals and more! We are sure that you will find materials that will keep you and your students interested throughout the year. Get your school year started on the right foot!

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Stanton’s Super Session 2014! 14 March, 2014

ss logoStanton’s Super Session
Saturday 8/2/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
at Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S. Fourth St, 43215
REGISTRATION: $55.00 (includes lunch)

Do you need to put a little “spark” in your choral program? Is there just too much new music out there for you to review? Join us for a fun, enriching day of music education with Andy Beck, Greg Gilpin, and Stanton’s own Jen Sper featuring music from Alfred Publications, Shawnee Press and many other choral publishers. Nowhere else will you find such a variety of new choral selections and teaching resources to inspire and motivate you and your students as you begin the school year.

Click here to watch video

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

2014 Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic 11 March, 2014

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 21st annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic on Saturday August 23, 2014! This session was designed to help you select concert and contest literature from some of choral music’s most distinguished composers, featuring the best in new music for mixed, treble, and men’s choirs at all levels of difficulty. Registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles. Come join us to discover beautiful music and share ideas with colleagues and friends! For more information, please check out our video below, contact us by email, or call us at 1.800.426.8742.

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2014 “John Jacobson Workshop” and “Joy of Singing” 05 March, 2014

Stanton’s is pleased to invite you to our 2014 “John Jacobson Workshop” on July 31st and “Joy of Singing” on August 1st – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!

logo JJWJohn Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 7/31/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch
Wear your comfy clothes and tennis shoes because you’re gonna get a workout! Recharge your battery, renew your enthusiasm and review the best new titles for show choir with the master of choreography, John Jacobson and special guest, Audrey Snyder. You will receive all the music and choreography notes for at least 20 complete routines. (Students attending this session will not receive a music packet)

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/1/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)
Stanton’s has hosted this session for almost 30 years! Music for all levels of choral ensembles – elementary through adult – will be presented by clinicians Roger Emerson, Mac Huff, John Jacobson and Audrey Snyder. Each director will receive a packet of complimentary booklets containing complete editions of arrangements suitable for both school and community choirs. You’ll have ample time to browse Stanton’s on-site store and chat with the clinicians throughout the day.

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

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Plan to Attend: Excellence in Choral Literature 2014 21 February, 2014

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 21st annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic on Saturday, August 23, 2014!

This session is designed to help you select concert and contest literature from some of choral music’s most distinguished composers, featuring the best in new music for mixed, treble, and men’s choirs at all levels of difficulty. Registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles. Come join us to discover beautiful music and share ideas with colleagues and friends! For more information, please contact us by email, or call us at 1.800.426.8742. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Mark Your Calendar – Sacred Choral Reading Session! 17 February, 2014

As the Lenten season continues and Easter gets closer and closer, Stanton’s Sheet Music invites you to make sure you’re ready for the next church season with our August Sacred Choral Reading Session!

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome Larry Shackley as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session! Larry is a full-time composer and music editor from Columbia, SC.  From 1995-2007, he taught and directed the music program at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. Prior to that, he worked for several years at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, creating original music and Shackley, Larryproducing radio programs for the Moody Broadcasting Network. He also served as staff keyboardist for ten years at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Larry’s published music includes over 200 choral pieces, seven cantatas, and 400 keyboard arrangements, as well as vocal and instrumental collections and numerous orchestrations. He has received writing awards from ASCAP every year since 1998, and has fulfilled commissions from schools, churches, and community choirs across America.

Your registration includes a packet of over 35 new choral anthems that are hand-picked from the hundreds published each year. We look forward to seeing you on August 9th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/9/2014, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University
195 West Park St., Westerville OH 43081
Cost: $20.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register the day of the clinic beginning at 8:30.)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Larry Shackley
Saturday 8/9/2014, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music
330 South 4th St., Columbus OH 43215
Cost: Free!
email our keyboard department for more details

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Announcing 2014 “School Choral Week!” 11 February, 2014

Featuring talented clinicians from major publishers, Stanton’s summer choral clinics are a fantastic way to jump-start your school year! We always look forward to visiting with our regular customers, matching up faces with names of new attendees, and meeting teachers new to Stanton’s from across the country.

Mark your calendar for these dates:

Elementary General Music Clinic
Wednesday July 30, 2014
Clinician: Sharon Burch
The John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday July 31, 2014
Clinicians: John Jacobson & Audrey Snyder
The Joy of Singing
Friday August 1, 2014
Clinicians: Roger Emerson, Mac Huff, John Jacobson & Audrey Snyder
Stanton’s Super Session
Saturday August 2, 2014
Clinicians: Andy Beck, Greg Gilpin & Jen Sper

Also in August 2014:

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday August 10, 2013
Clinician: Larry Shackley
(no pre-registration for this session)
Excellence in Choral Literature
Saturday August 23, 2014
Clinician: James Gallagher

Registration will open in March. For more detailed information regarding any of these clinics, contact the choral department at 1-800-426-8742, extension 1. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Stanton’s Comes To You! 13 January, 2014

       Music educators all over the country are gearing up for convention season!  As you attend amazing sessions that leave you inspired and invigorated,  don’t forget to stop by the exhibit hall and order some of those wonderful pieces at the Stanton’s Sheet Music booth.  We are excited to announce that we will be at the Indiana Music Education Association Convention for the first time this year!   We will also be making our regular appearances at educators’ conferences in New York, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio, as well as conventions for the American Choral Directors Association,  and the American String Teacher’s Association.  Look up for our signature blue balloon and come by to ask questions, shop, or just say hello and introduce yourself to our knowledgeable staff.  We look forward to seeing you at:

     The Michigan Music Conference-January 16th-18th at Devos Place and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MichiganStanton’s booth numbers are 118-120 and 133-135; exhibit hours are Friday 8-6 and Saturday 8-1.

     The IMEA Professional Development Conference-January 23-25, 2014 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Ft. Wayne, IndianaStanton’s booth numbers are 419, 421, 423, 322, 320 and 318; exhibit hours are Thursday 5-7, Friday 10:30-5:30 and  Saturday 8-2.

      KMEA Professional Development Conference-February 5-8, 2014 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KYStanton’s booth numbers are 600, 602, 604, 606, 501, 503, 505 and 507; exhibit hours are Thursday 10-5, Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-12.

OMEA Professional Development Conference- Feb. 6–8, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OHStanton’s booth numbers are 521, 523, 525, 527, 620, 622, 624, 626 and 628; exhibit hours are Thurday 1-6,  Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-12:30.

American Coral Director’s Association Central Division Conference-Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2014 in Cincinnati, Oh. Stanton’s booth numbers and exhibit hours TBA.

American String Teachers Association National Conference-Mar. 5-8 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY.   Exhibit hours are Thursday 5-7:30, Friday 10-6:30, and Saturday 10-2:30.  Stanton’s booth numbers TBA.

Also look for us this summer at the International Trumpet Guild Conference.  More details TBA!

For more information about our conference booths or products, please contact us at www.stantons.com!

Church Reading Session – THIS SATURDAY! 07 January, 2014

Attend Stanton’s Sacred Choral Reading Session this Saturday, January 11th, 2014, and you’ll be fully prepared for the remainder of your church choir season. We will be featuring the best new choral publications for Lent, Easter and beyond, as chosen by Stanton’s sacred choral staff. The clinic will be held in its usual place at the Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.

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 11th for registration, coffee and doughnuts followed by a wonderful morning of singing!

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Sacred Clinic in ONE MONTH! 11 December, 2013

With 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 11th, 2014, and you’ll be fully prepared for the next “holiday season.”

We will be featuring the best new choral publications for Lent, Easter and beyond, as chosen by Stanton’s sacred choral staff. The clinic will be held in its usual place at the Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.

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 11th for registration, coffee and doughnuts followed by a wonderful morning of singing.

Click here to watch video

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

January Sacred Choral Reading Session 19 November, 2013

Since most church choirs are in the thick of preparations for Advent and Christmas, it seems strange to think that it’s almost time to purchase music for Lent and Easter! When the holidays are over, plan to attend Stanton’s Sacred Choral Clinic on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, and you’ll be fully prepared for the next “holiday season.”

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday, January 11, 2014
9:00 am – 12:30 am
Registration: $20.00

We will be featuring the best new choral publications for Lent, Easter and beyond, as chosen by Stanton’s sacred choral staff. The clinic will be held in its usual place at the Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.

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 11th for registration, coffee and doughnuts followed by a wonderful morning of singing!

Click here to watch video

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

New Band Music Reading Clinic is NEXT WEEK! 15 November, 2013

Band Directors~

Have you cleared your calendar and registered for next week’s New Band Music Reading Clinic yet?  If not, it’s not too late.  To make selecting new music and concert programming easier, the band staff at Stanton’s Sheet Music would like to invite you to join us for the 12th Annual New Band Music Reading Clinic at Capital University on November 22 & 23, 2013.  This is a wonderful opportunity to preview the best new music at all levels for concert band performed live by actual students, connect with colleagues, and make use of the expertise of our band staff.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Kent, Dan, Ben, Kris, & Ken
Stanton’s Band Department

Reading Clinic Details:
Mark your calendar:  November 22 & 23, 2013 at Capital University
Registration:  You may pre-register via the Director Application or register on-site
Price:  Free

Reading Clinic Highlights:
- Hear the best new concert band music performed live by actual students
– Wind Band Invitational Honors Band featuring guest conductor, composer, and educator Richard Saucedo
- New Music Reading Band under the direction of Barry Kopetz and James Swearingen
- Performance by the Capital University Symphonic Winds – November 22 at 8:00 p.m.
– Two guest band performances including the Gahanna Lincoln Freshman Band under the direction of Rob Cebriak
– Participate in the Directors’ Reading Band

1 Month Until the New Band Music Reading Clinic 22 October, 2013

Band Directors~

We’re one month away!  Marching season is almost over, and concert band season just around the corner.  To make selecting new music and concert programming easier, the band staff at Stanton’s Sheet Music would like to invite you to join us for the 12th Annual New Band Music Reading Clinic at Capital University on November 22 & 23, 2013.  This is a wonderful opportunity to preview the best new music at all levels for concert band performed live by actual students, connect with colleagues, and make use of the expertise of our band staff.

We look forward to seeing you next month!

Kent, Dan, Ben, Kris, & Ken
Stanton’s Band Department

Reading Clinic Details:
Mark your calendar:  November 22 & 23, 2013 at Capital University
Registration:  You may pre-register via the Director Application or register on-site
Price:  Free

Reading Clinic Highlights:
- Hear the best new concert band music performed live by actual students
- Wind Band Invitational Honors Band featuring guest conductor, composer, and educator Richard Saucedo
- New Music Reading Band under the direction of Barry Kopetz and James Swearingen
- Performance by the Capital University Symphonic Winds – November 22 at 8:00 p.m.
- Two guest band performances including the Gahanna Lincoln Freshman Band under the direction of Rob Cebriak
- Participate in the Directors’ Reading Band

Holiday Choral Reading Session Recap 11 October, 2013

image.phpOn Saturday October 5, Stanton’s Sheet Music hosted our third annual FREE Holiday Choral Reading Session for area teachers and college music majors.  Our attendees gathered in the James E. Strouse Workshop Hall with our clinician Jen Sper, School Choral Music specialist at Stanton’s, for a wonderful morning of holiday music – and Christmas cookies!  What a great way to welcome the season!

Did you miss out on the session?  Never fear!  Here are just a few of our favorite pieces that were featured:

For middle school choirs: Adorar al Nino arr. Victor C. Johnson
For high school choirs: What Christmas Means to Me arr. Mac Huff
For college choirs: My Gift by John Ratledge
For women’s choirs: The Wexford Carol arr. Ruth Elaine Schram
For men’s choirs: A Doo-Wop Christmas (With You) by Kirby Shaw

For more titles featured on the clinic, check out Stanton’s Virtual Workshop!  You’ll be able to preview full octavos with audio demonstrations, as well as LIVE video footage from the session.  You can also find all of our Holiday Choral suggestions here, or contact us for more information.

TOMORROW – Holiday Choral Reading Session! 04 October, 2013

Now that you’ve been working with your ensembles for a few weeks and know the strengths of your particular students, you are probably ready to program your Holiday concert. Let Stanton’s Sheet Music help!

*FREE*
HOLIDAY CHORAL READING SESSION
Saturday, October 5, 2013
10:00-11:30 a.m.

We will read new titles in all voicings for winter concerts. Even if you attended our choral reading sessions this summer, we still encourage you to join us for this Holiday session, as we will be including many titles that have not been read on any previous Stanton’s sessions.

Because we will be reading music directly from our large inventory and sharing the expertise of the Stanton’s School Choral staff, we are able to offer this reading session at no cost to you! (There is no complimentary packet, but you may purchase singles or quantities on any titles that you like.)

For more information, please contact us at 1.800.426.8742 ext. 1 or email us.

Coming in November: 12th Annual New Band Music Reading Clinic 27 September, 2013

Band Directors~

It’s that time of year, again!  Marching season is about half over, and concert band season just around the corner.  To make selecting new music and concert programming easier, the band staff at Stanton’s Sheet Music would like to invite you to join us for the 12th Annual New Band Music Reading Clinic at Capital University on November 22 & 23, 2013.  This is a wonderful opportunity to preview the best new music at all levels for concert band performed live by actual students, connect with colleagues, and make use of the expertise of our band staff.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Kent, Dan, Ben, Kris, & Ken
Stanton’s Band Department

Reading Clinic Details:
Mark your calendar:  November 22 & 23, 2013 at Capital University
Registration:  You may pre-register via the Director Application or register on-site
Price:  Free

Reading Clinic Highlights:
- Hear the best new concert band music performed live by actual students
- Wind Band Invitational Honors Band featuring guest conductor, composer, and educator Richard Saucedo
- New Music Reading Band under the direction of Barry Kopetz and James Swearingen
- Performance by the Capital University Symphonic Winds – November 22 at 8:00 p.m.
- Two guest band performances including the Gahanna Lincoln Freshman Band under the direction of Rob Cebriak
- Participate in the Directors’ Reading Band

FREE Holiday Choral Reading Session! 20 September, 2013

holidayreadingsessionNow that you’ve been working with your ensembles for a few weeks and know the strengths of your particular students, you are probably ready to program your Holiday concert. Let Stanton’s Sheet Music help!

*FREE*
HOLIDAY CHORAL READING SESSION
Saturday, October 5, 2013
10:00-11:30 a.m.

We will read new titles in all voicings for winter concerts. Even if you attended our choral reading sessions this summer, we still encourage you to join us for this Holiday session, as we will be including many titles that have not been read on any previous Stanton’s sessions.

Because we will be reading music directly from our large inventory and sharing the expertise of the Stanton’s School Choral staff, we are able to offer this reading session at no cost to you! (There is no complimentary packet, but you may purchase singles or quantities on any titles that you like.)

For more information, please contact us at 1.800.426.8742 ext. 1 or email us.