News & Views Saturday, July 21, 2018

Category: Store News

Six Resources to Protect Your Hearing in Rehearsal 18 July, 2018

Wearing ear plugs is something few performing musicians do. We worry about communication and our effectiveness in playing, so we tend to forgo the plugs – but AFTER experiencing hearing loss is not the time to start worrying about protection. Here are some educational resources to help you protect one of your most valuable musical assets – your hearing!

Excellence in Choral Literature 2018 17 July, 2018

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 25th annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic!

EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE
Saturday 8/25/2018, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $20

This session, led by James Gallagher (Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University), 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. Your registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles.

In honor of this session’s 25th anniversary, we will also be presenting selected quality titles from previous years highlighting the great depth of valuable literature found on the Excellence Clinic lists.

Come join us to discover beautiful music and share ideas with colleagues and friends!

Registration is NOW OPEN! 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!

NEXT MONTH: Sacred Choral Reading Session 11 July, 2018

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome back Lloyd Larson as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session, and we invite you to join us at Overbrook Presbyterian Church (4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214) on Saturday August 11, 2018.

Lloyd Larson earned a B.A. from Anderson University of Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He has done additional graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary, The Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.

lloyd larsonSince 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies of church and school music. His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,500 published works – including choral anthems, numerous extended Christmas, Easter and non‑seasonal works, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental works for solo and ensembles, orchestrations, and handbell settings. The resulting notoriety has placed him in constant demand as a clinician throughout North America. It is Lloyd’s work in his local church that continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing. He currently directs the adult choir in his home church in addition to being involved in worship planning and leadership.

Your registration for the clinic 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 11th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/11/2018, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214
Cost: $25.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 8:30)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Lloyd Larson
Saturday 8/11/2018, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music
330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Cost: $5.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 1:30)
email our keyboard department for more details

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Get Ready for STANTON’S SUPER SESSION! 02 July, 2018

ss logoStanton’s Super Session
Saturday 8/4/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60.00 (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, Choristers Guild, Heritage Music Press, and 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.

NEW THIS YEAR: We’re excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

Visit our previous post for information on how to choose the Stanton’s session that is best for you. 

Registration is NOW OPEN! Call us at 1.800.42.MUSIC for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Stanton’s E-Tools: Jukebox 29 June, 2018

The amazing staff at Stanton’s knows how valuable your time is. That’s why we try to provide you with as many tools as we can to make choosing music easier, faster and more enjoyable. In this series of blog posts, we will be profiling our E-tools. Whether you are a local customer here in Columbus, OH or one of our many friends around the world, we hope you will find a way to use our E-tools!

CaptureAs an extension of our Listening Lab, we are proud to offer Stanton’s Jukebox. Stanton’s Jukebox is a specialized “wish list” where you can add sound samples from our Listening Lab, then use it to:

• Research your music purchases by building a playlist for all the titles you are considering, and then easily compare “apples to apples” as you listen.
• Arrange your concert program bCapturey listening to full-length pieces in order, then rearranging as needed to allow for a variety in tempi and styles.
• Build specific playlists for each of your different ensembles to assist you with your rehearsal planning and score study.
• Generate a personalized URL for each playlist that can be emailed to your ensemble to enhance at-home practice – you can even add custom practice/rehearsal notes to appear with each playlist.
• Forward your playlist to your school administrator or Booster/PTA president when you need to solicit funding for specific music.
• Design separate playlists for different genres or eras of music for your Music History or Music Appreciation students to use during class or with homework.
• Create a list of your favorite works for your personal listening pleasure in your home or office, and let it inspire you to continue strengthening your ensembles!

If you have questions about how to use the Stanton’s Jukebox feature, we also have a quick video tutorial that you can watch, as well as a list of “Frequently Asked Questions.” As always, if you need further information, feel free to call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC or email us at greatservice@stantons.com.

Click here for more in the Stanton’s E-Tools series!

COMING SOON: The Joy of Singing 2018 27 June, 2018

Stanton’s is thrilled to announce The Joy of Singing 2018, featuring the best new music from Hal Leonard! We’re especially excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

THE JOY OF SINGING: Middle & High School Choir
Friday 8/3/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60 (includes lunch)
New music appropriate for the middle/high school choral singing level (2-part, 3-part mixed, SAB, and SATB). Includes choreography and two spotlight sessions on specific areas.

Our clinicians this year will be John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, and Cristi Cary Miller. 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 store and chat with the clinicians throughout the day.

Visit our previous post for information on how to choose the Stanton’s session that is best for you.

Registration is NOW OPEN – contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Randall Faber is Coming to Town! 21 June, 2018

Randall Faber 2018 Photo-1The Power of Technique and Artistry
Friday 8/10/2018 9:30-12:00
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Registration: FREE

Join Steinway artist, composer and author Dr. Randall Faber for this motivating and educational complimentary workshop. Discover Technique Secrets in harmony with repertoire. Benefit from the rich tapestry of Sight, Sound, Story to inspire confidence and expressive performance at every level.

Special discounts and refreshments will be available. Register for this exciting free session online or by phone at 1.800.426.8742, ext. 3. Come join us for an inspirational morning with one of the nation’s leading performers and teachers of piano!

Dr. Randall Faber has appeared as guest artist at universities throughout North America and Asia, including the Beijing Central Conservatory, the Shanghai Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Canada. He has been Convention Artist for the Music Teachers National Association Conference and master teacher for the World Conference on Piano Pedagogy, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference and the National Piano Teachers Institute. Faber has given recitals throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. He has appeared on international television and on public radio in live recital broadcast. Here in the U.S. at the invitation of Steinway, Dr. Faber performed a tribute recital on Horowitz’s own legendary piano, receiving a distinguished service award as a Steinway Artist. Dr. Faber holds three degrees from the University of Michigan and a PH.D. in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University. His research on motivation and talent development has been featured in journals and media in South Korea, China, Australia, and at the 9th International Conference on Motivation in Lisbon, Portugal.

COMING SOON: Elementary General Music Clinic 19 June, 2018

gm logoElementary General Music Clinic (featuring The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir)
Thursday 8/2/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60.00 (includes lunch)

Stanton’s Sheet Music is excited to welcome Cristi Cary Miller as our clinician for the 36th 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!

NEW THIS YEAR: Stanton’s Elementary General Music Clinic and The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir are now combined into ONE GREAT DAY OF MUSIC! We’ll explore classroom resources, musicals, games, and more from a variety of publishers, and you’ll also preview the best new music and resources for beginning choirs from Hal Leonard with Cristi, John Jacobson, and Roger Emerson!

And, we’re excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

Registration is NOW OPEN! Call us at 1.800.42.MUSIC for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

New Year, New Look! 18 June, 2018

new-year-new-lookNotice anything different about us?

We’ve launched our newly redesigned website for musicians and educators to compare all music options, organize titles for personal and professional use, and share their passion for musical expression. The new website is designed to improve your search results and reduce research stress.

“We’ve been working on this website for three years now. The features we are most excited for are the advanced search bar and music-specific filters that offer you more opportunities to find sheet music that fits your educational or performance goals,” said David Ginter, technical manager.

Our search bar is optimized for music specific searches. You can search by instrument, voicing, keyword, full title, composer, artist, arranger, series, or catalog number. However, remember – less is more. If you want to be even more specific, click on our advanced search and type in as much information as you have.

CaptureIf you still have too many results after hitting enter, click on the photo to the left to reveal the filter! All you’ll have to do is chose the tab you want and it will grow to show you how every item is grouped. Say you searched the word “Star,” but you only want to see SAB music – the voicing tab will tell you how many SAB selections are in this search.

We are also introducing new Social Media and Reprise pages. These pages archive our social and email announcements to allow our non-social media users access to our news and product recommendation. You can check in with the Social Media page for a weekly snapshot of what’s happening at Stanton’s and easily follow us without ever logging in.

You can stop scrolling back months at time to find that email with that title you can’t remember the name of, but you know would be perfect! Visit our Reprise page and only look through our emails without any distractions.

“The website is a resource where music directors can easily see, listen, and learn new products that best fit their ensemble needs. What we’ve created is a large music library database. With that database we can help directors and musicians compare ideas, organize their selections, and share with their ensemble and the audiences they reach,” says President, Eric Strouse.

Stanton’s E-Tools: Digital Delivery 13 June, 2018

CaptureThe amazing staff at Stanton’s knows how valuable your time is. That’s why we try to provide you with as many tools as we can to make choosing music easier, faster and more enjoyable. In this series, we will be profiling our E-tools. Whether you are a local customer here in Columbus, OH or one of our many friends around the world, we hope you will find a way to use our E-tools!

It’s happened to all of us:
– You have a rehearsal or a performance in a few days (or a few hours!) and you’ve lost your music.
– It’s the day before a competition and your judges’ copies are nowhere to be found.
– You desperately need something new and fresh for your church choir to start on tonight.

Stanton’s Digital Delivery can come to your rescue!

Using our Digital Delivery website, you can purchase thousands of titles and print them at home within minutes. Many popular scores (including pop, Broadway, country, etc) can be transposed to the key of your choosing, so you’ll always be able to have piece in a comfortable range for you.

Lead lines can also be transposed for instruments such as trumpet, clarinet, saxophone and French horn. Many titles are available in convenient PDF format, so they’re ready to use right on your tablet!

You can access our Digital Delivery site directly by clicking here, where you can browse options for bands, orchestras, choirs, and solos for many different instruments.

Capture1You can also use the regular Stanton’s website, where titles available for Digital Delivery have a printer icon next to their descriptions. Clicking on that icon will take you directly to that item’s page on the Digital Delivery website, where you can purchase and print.

For questions about how to use the Stanton’s Digital Delivery Site, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC or visit us online or in person!

Click here for more in the Stanton’s E-Tools series!

COMING SOON: Excellence in Choral Literature 2018 06 June, 2018

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 25th annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic!

EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE
Saturday 8/25/2018, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $20

This session, led by James Gallagher (Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University), 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. Your registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles.

In honor of this session’s 25th anniversary, we will also be presenting selected quality titles from previous years highlighting the great depth of valuable literature found on the Excellence Clinic lists.

Come join us to discover beautiful music and share ideas with colleagues and friends!

Registration is NOW OPEN! 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!

LLOYD LARSON: Coming to Stanton’s This Summer! 30 May, 2018

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome back Lloyd Larson as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session, and we invite you to join us at Overbrook Presbyterian Church (4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214) on Saturday August 11, 2018.

Lloyd Larson earned a B.A. from Anderson University of Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He has done additional graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary, The Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.

lloyd larsonSince 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies of church and school music. His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,500 published works – including choral anthems, numerous extended Christmas, Easter and non‑seasonal works, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental works for solo and ensembles, orchestrations, and handbell settings. The resulting notoriety has placed him in constant demand as a clinician throughout North America. It is Lloyd’s work in his local church that continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing. He currently directs the adult choir in his home church in addition to being involved in worship planning and leadership.

Your registration for the clinic 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 11th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/11/2018, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214
Cost: $25.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 8:30)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Lloyd Larson
Saturday 8/11/2018, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music
330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Cost: $5.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 1:30)
email our keyboard department for more details

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Stanton’s E-Tools: Stanton’s Barcode Scanner 25 May, 2018

The amazing staff at Stanton’s knows how valuable your time is. That’s why we try to provide you with as many tools as we can to make choosing music easier, faster and more enjoyable. In this series, we will be profiling our E-tools. Whether you are a local customer here in Columbus, OH or one of our many friends around the world, we hope you will find a way to use our E-tools!

stanton's bar code scannerSheet music? Yep, there’s an app for that. The Stanton’s Barcode Scanner is available for both Android and iPhone. Even better, it’s free!

What does the app do?
Our app helps you navigate and find recordings on our website. Scan barcodes of your music on your phone or tablet’s camera and you are taken automatically to the item’s page in our Listening Library. Within seconds, you can be listening to the sample recording of the piece that you are holding in your hand! If there is no sample recording of the piece provided by the publisher, you will still be guided to that item’s entry on our website where you will find a description, price, catalog number and other useful information.

How can I make the app work for me?
• When you are shopping for music in our store, bring your headphones! As you pull music off the shelf you can scan and listen immediately. (Don’t forget to sign on to our wifi network first – free for our customers!)
• Going through your own music library at home? Scan the titles you already own to refresh your memory or see if the item is still available to order.
• When you send your students or church choir member’s home with a folder full of new music, have them download the app as well. They can listen, look, and have a valuable listening example at their fingertips!
• Add items to your wishlist or online shopping cart, and submit your order right from your mobile device!

For questions about how to use the Stanton’s Barcode Scanner, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC or visit us online or in person!

Click here for more in the Stanton’s E-Tools series!

Ken Recommended, and Aiden Approved! 24 May, 2018

Whether you’re nearby or you travel a bit to get here, Stanton’s is always worth the trip! Got your family with you? Pair your trip to Stanton’s with one of these kid-friendly summer events in downtown Columbus.

Ken, one of our Band Education Specialists, his 5-year old son Aiden, and their family traverse Columbus year-round, attending arts and other family-friendly events. Soon, 6-month-old Olivia will join the fun! These events are Ken recommended and Aiden approved! You might even catch Ken performing at some of them with Swing’s the Thing Big Band.

52067916.jpgLearn about America’s Musical Journey at COSI May 24 through September 3. Trace the roots of American music and explore the great music cities. Voted #1 Science Center in the Country by Parents Magazine, be sure to check out COSI’s classic exhibits, Planetarium, recently added AMNH Dinosaur and Special Exhibition Galleries, the Science of Big Machines in June (an Aiden favorite!), and Family Friday Nights!
Show Times: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Need: A ticket! Visit cosi.org/exhibits/amj for info.

Grove City Summer Sizzle Concert Series is frsummer-sizzle-concert-series-event-photo.jpgee and open to the public most Friday evenings.
Date: June 1-August 17. Check out the performance line up here
Need: Lawn chair

Grandview Heights Public Library hosts an annual Music on the Lawn concert series, now in it’s 33rd year. Check out the performance line up at ghpl.org/music.
Dates: Tuesdays in June and July, 7:30-8:30 pm
Need: Lawn chair

Support the arts and artists at the Columbus Arts Festival!
Dates: June 8-10
Need: Good walking shoes

downloadEnjoy the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, a three day cultural celebration with some of Central Ohio’s best musicians, free kid-friendly crafts, rides, food, and more.
Date: June 15-17, Creekside Park and Plaza in Gahanna
Need: Lawn chair (hard plastic ones will also be available)

Jam-pack your summer with activities! The Columbus Children’s Festival is a free festival just for kids at Westerville North High School.
Date: June 16
Need: a kid (or more!)

DSC_1954a-1024x678.jpgJoin us downtown for Red, White, and Boom, a long-time Stanton’s favorite! Check out all the different activities at the different locations. Fireworks are viewable from every activity station.
Date: July 3
Need: Good walking shoes

The Columbus Commons is an outdoor theatre right around the corner from Stanton’s. Enjoy events of all sorts all summer long, including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Pops concerts.
Need: Lawn chair, cash for food and beverage

Meet in Heritage Park to celebrate 45 years of music and arts at the Westerville Music & Arts Festival!
Dates: July 14th and 15th
Need: Lawn chairs

Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest – needJazzRibLogo.png the event title say more? Gather in Bicentennial and Genoa Parks on the Scioto Mile.
Date: July 20-22nd
Need: Lawn chair

Enjoy classical music in a family-friendly Pro Musica Columbus concert series that is free and open to the public. Meet at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Need: Lawn chair

Check out more festivals and events in Columbus with Columbus Underground.

 

SUPER SESSION 2018 is Coming Soon! 23 May, 2018

ss logoStanton’s Super Session
Saturday 8/4/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60.00 (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, Choristers Guild, Heritage Music Press, and 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.

NEW THIS YEAR: We’re excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

Visit our previous post for information on how to choose the Stanton’s session that is best for you. 

Registration is NOW OPEN! Call us at 1.800.42.MUSIC for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

32nd Annual JOY OF SINGING 16 May, 2018

Stanton’s is thrilled to announce The Joy of Singing 2018, featuring the best new music from Hal Leonard! We’re especially excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

THE JOY OF SINGING: Middle & High School Choir
Friday 8/3/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60 (includes lunch)
New music appropriate for the middle/high school choral singing level (2-part, 3-part mixed, SAB, and SATB). Includes choreography and two spotlight sessions on specific areas.

Our clinicians this year will be John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, and Cristi Cary Miller. 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 store and chat with the clinicians throughout the day.

Visit our previous post for information on how to choose the Stanton’s session that is best for you.

Registration is NOW OPEN – contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Elementary General Music Clinic 2018 08 May, 2018

gm logoElementary General Music Clinic (featuring The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir)
Thursday 8/2/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60.00 (includes lunch)

Stanton’s Sheet Music is excited to welcome Cristi Cary Miller as our clinician for the 36th 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!

NEW THIS YEAR: Stanton’s Elementary General Music Clinic and The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir are now combined into ONE GREAT DAY OF MUSIC! We’ll explore classroom resources, musicals, games, and more from a variety of publishers, and you’ll also preview the best new music and resources for beginning choirs from Hal Leonard with Cristi, John Jacobson, and Roger Emerson!

And, we’re excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

Registration is NOW OPEN! Call us at 1.800.42.MUSIC for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

25th Annual EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE 23 April, 2018

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 25th annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic!

EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE
Saturday 8/25/2018, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $20

This session, led by James Gallagher (Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University), 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. Your registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles.

In honor of this session’s 25th anniversary, we will also be presenting selected quality titles from previous years highlighting the great depth of valuable literature found on the Excellence Clinic lists.

Come join us to discover beautiful music and share ideas with colleagues and friends!

Registration is NOW OPEN! 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!

Join Us with LLOYD LARSON This Summer! 17 April, 2018

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome back Lloyd Larson as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session, and we invite you to join us at Overbrook Presbyterian Church (4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214) on Saturday August 11, 2018.

Lloyd Larson earned a B.A. from Anderson University of Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He has done additional graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary, The Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.

lloyd larsonSince 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies of church and school music. His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,500 published works – including choral anthems, numerous extended Christmas, Easter and non‑seasonal works, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental works for solo and ensembles, orchestrations, and handbell settings. The resulting notoriety has placed him in constant demand as a clinician throughout North America. It is Lloyd’s work in his local church that continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing. He currently directs the adult choir in his home church in addition to being involved in worship planning and leadership.

Your registration for the clinic 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 11th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/11/2018, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214
Cost: $25.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 8:30)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Lloyd Larson
Saturday 8/11/2018, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music
330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Cost: $5.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 1:30)
email our keyboard department for more details

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Stranger Than Fiction: TRUE Stanton’s Stories 11 April, 2018

Music-Headerrespectfully compiled by Dan C., Stanton’s Resident Jokester

As a retail sheet music store open to the public with a popular website, Stanton’s is often the source for some humorous, true music stories. So, we would like to poke some good-natured fun at ourselves, our customers (teachers, students, and parents) and the publishers with whom we do business – in other words, our fallible, fellow musicians.

Interview-questions-square-image-1024x768Parents and school secretaries who are non-musicians often try their best with titles that they have been requested to order, but they sometimes fall short.
– “I need a book for my daughter. I think it’s called 100% Sonnets…” (It turned out to be Strictly Classics.)
– A secretary, trying to read a band director’s handwriting requested the Jillian Bird State (William Byrd Suite) when she typed a purchase order.
– We’ve had requests for Sound Interventions as well as Sound Invocations (Sound Innovations); Bach Partishas for unaccompanied violin (Bach Partitas); Rubank Intermittent Method and the Intermediate Rubonic Book (Rubank Intermediate Method)

Other twisted pronunciations of titles include: Rice or Care (Ricercare), Ah-Zer-Ree Skies (Azure Skies), Canzona Amma-Bile (Canzona Amabile), Watch it off (Wachet Auf), Well Tempered Clavical (Well Tempered Clavier), The Virtue of a Pianist (The Virtuoso Pianist), Bach Interventions and even Baja Invasions (Bach Inventions), 24 Italian Part Songs (24 Italian Songs and Arias), The Anthropology of Country Music (The Anthology of Country Music), Bach and Beforehand (Bach and Before), Mitteral Book 1 (Muller-Rusch Book 1), For Elaine (Fur Elise), and the inevitable Taco Bell Canon and believe it or not, Conkle Shell Canon (Pachelbel Canon). And we hope the band director who asked for Quick Toxic Episode (Quixotic Episode) wasn’t looking for some fast acting poison!

professor-questions-100-leftForeign titles and publishers’ names can be tricky sometimes, but when a doctoral vocal performance candidate asked for Dye-for-Ell (Die Forelle by Schubert) we had to shake our heads in dismay. A customer with a deep Southern drawl requested a choir piece he was sure was published by Swanee (Shawnee) Press. Then there was the student who wanted a solo, but it had to be the Fuzzy Mohawk edition – turns out it was Boosey & Hawkes. We still call them Fuzzy Mohawk here at the store just because it’s fun!

Composer’s names often trip people up as well. We’ve had requests for The Swan by Saint Dawns (Saint-Saens) and pieces written by Charles Sorry (Sayre) and John Cavacas (Cacavas) and Jay Boocock (Bocook). Then there was a piano teacher who asked a friend to pick up some music for her. The list included To a Wild Rose by Grieg (actually it’s MacDowell) and Pictures at an Exhibition by Bartok (actually it’s Moussorgsky). Violin teachers will tell students to get “the Wohlfahrt book” (there are 24 of them) or “the Sevcik book” (there are 60 of them) with no other information – they’ve used the book for so many years, they have forgotten the actual title! Publishers get into the act as well. We had to smile when a publisher’s invoice truncated a title to read “Lip Flexibilities for All Bras” (Brass). Then there was a young publisher representative on the phone who couldn’t find a listing for Sue Satto, not realizing it was Tielman Susato; but hey, he was new at the company and a jazz drummer, so he could be forgiven.

We’ve had requests for Toots (Etudes), Reebs (Reeds – including flute reebs) and Wands… “Do you have wands? You know, director’s wands?” Aah…batons!

In the “I should have been a dentist since I’ve pulled so many teeth” Department:
An actual phone conversation…
“Do you have the book, Lessons for Beginning Violin? I see it on your website.”
Type-type-type “I can’t find that title on our system. Do you still have it up on your screen?”
“Yeah.”
“What’s the catalog number?”
“14031441”
Type-type-type…
Real title: Step One: Teach Yourself Violin
Nowhere on the book does it say Lessons for Beginning Violin.
Sigh!

An actual in-store conversation…
“Do you have Suzuki string books?”
“Yes – do you need violin, viola, cello, or bass?”
“Uh, Volume 6”
“Okay – for violin, viola, cello, or bass?”
“Uh – piano accompaniment.”
“All right – for violin, viola, cello or bass?!?”
(Is there an echo in here?)

These scenarios could almost be frightening if you didn’t keep your sense of humor. The subject line from an email maybe sums it up the best. The writer was needing information on Stanton’s Church Choral Reading Clinic and the subject line read “Scared Music Reading Session.”

About the Author:
Dan C. has worked at Stanton’s since 1979, primarily with orchestra music and print promotions. A “working” musician, he’s a classical cellist, a rock & jazz bassist and a folk & country guitarist/singer. His free time is spent with family or reading, gardening, cycling and working puzzles. His series of musical puzzles (RP3 Rebus Puzzle Picture People) can be found on the Stanton’s Facebook page each Sunday. He also has a reputation as a pretty good joke teller. Seriously.