News & Views Monday, July 22, 2024

Category: Vocal Music

So You Want to Be a Music Major? 22 July, 2024

So You Want to Be a Music Major: A Guide for High School Students, Their Parents, Guidance Counselors, and Music Teachers by Robert Franzblau
This book details the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prospective music majors need in order to make a successful transition from high school to college. Specific exercises are offered, along with supporting online resources. It also suggests steps that parents, high school guidance counselors, and music teachers can take to identify, encourage, and guide future musicians and music educators.

Majoring in Music: All the Stuff You Need to Know by Rich Holly
Highlights the major components for survival and success during the formative years in a college, university or conservatory and provides examples and strategies to greatly assist the student musician. With no-nonsense advice and practical tips, this guide will prepare music students (and their parents!) to meet the many challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities afforded them during the glorious college years.

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Poems for Two: Vocal Duets for Recitals, Concerts, and Contests 16 July, 2024

Poems for Two: Vocal Duets for Recitals, Concerts, and Contests by Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid, Greg Gilpin, Ruth Morris Gray, Victor C. Johnson, Penny Rodriguez, Michael John Trotta & Douglas E. Wagner

This captivating collection features texts by renowned poets, including Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sara Teasdale, Edgar Allan Poe, and more, set to music by contemporary composers Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid, Greg Gilpin, Ruth Morris Gray, Victor C. Johnson, Penny Rodriguez, Michael John Trotta, and Douglas E. Wagner. “Poems for Two” provides the opportunity for duet singers in any combination to develop musicianship, hone vocal skills, elevate artistry, and connect with timeless literature. Audio tracks of the expressive piano accompaniments are available for download. Unlock the magic of poetry with “Poems for Two!”

Titles include: “A Dream Within a Dream,” “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers,” “Life Has Loveliness,” “O Wind,” “On Yonder Hill,” “The Rainbow,” “The Road Not Taken,” “The Stars Are with the Voyager,” and “Wind on the Hill.”

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The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology NOW AVAILABLE 03 July, 2024

The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology
You’ve memorized all the songs from the double album, now it’s time to play them for yourself! This matching folio to “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology” features all 31 tracks meticulously arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Dive into the emotional depth of Swift’s music and play along with your favorite tracks from “Fortnight” to “The Manuscript,” to “So Long, London” to “So High School,” and all the others. Immerse yourself in the storytelling prowess of Taylor Swift and bring her songs to life with your own unique voice and talent!

Songs include: The Albatross • The Alchemy • The Black Dog • The Bolter • But Daddy I Love Him • Cassandra • Chloe or Sam or Sophia or Marcus • Clara Bow • Down Bad • Florida!!! • Fortnight • Fresh Out the Slammer • Guilty as Sin? • How Did It End? • I Can Do It with a Broken Heart • I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can) • I Hate It Here • I Look in People’s Windows • Imgonnagetyouback • Loml • The Manuscript • My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys • Peter • The Prophecy • Robin • The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived • So High School • So Long, London • thanK you aIMee • The Tortured Poets Department • Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?

Also available for Easy Piano, as well as many Digital Delivery options!

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Arranging Barbershop 20 May, 2024

recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral Music Specialists

Arranging Barbershop from the Barbershop Harmony Society
Barbershop singing is often thought of as a genre of music when, in fact, it is a style of arranging. Any song can be arranged in the barbershop style, provided that the arranger be familiar with the tenets of this originally American – though now global – art form. “Arranging Barbershop” provides this framework. It follows in the footsteps of arranging legends, both from the early days of barbershop and those since the preservationist movement, including our modern, living arrangers. All of these artists shaped barbershop to what it is today: a vibrant, unique musical experience that has the capacity to be compelling both for the singers and the eager listeners. This book is intended to empower current and future generations of barbershop arrangers of all skill levels, providing them the tools and knowledge they need to bring their creations to life.

“Arranging Barbershop” is divided into four volumes:
Volume 1: Getting Started provides foundational tools and approaches for the budding arranger.
Volume 2: The Arranging Journey seeks to provide guidance for arrangers at three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
Volume 3: Visions of Excellence is a virtual roundtable with 38 of barbershop’s greatest arrangers.
Volume 4: Learn from the Experts (coming soon!) contains two parts: Arranging in Action – dozens of hours of videos, with arrangers discussing and deconstructing their works; Arrangers’ Toolbox – deep dive chapters on specialized topics by top arrangers

Filled with case studies, specific examples (with audio and video clips) and lessons learned, each volume aims to unlock new skills and expertise for everyone interested in arranging barbershop!

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About the Authors:
Jen Sper is a Choral Music Specialist here at Stanton’s Sheet Music. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College (now University) Conservatory of Music, and taught 7-12 choir, music theory, class piano, and drama in Southern Ohio before joining the Stanton’s team in 2006. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen can also often be found exploring the exciting restaurant, brewery, and theater scenes in Columbus, wandering through the local metro parks, visiting family around the Great Lakes, or at home with her very friendly cat.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.

NEW Vocal Solos with Jazz Ensemble 18 January, 2024

recommended by Eric Stratton, Jazz Specialist

Some Day My Prince Will Come arr. Chuck Israels, Grade 3-4
Best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio – as well as luminaries such as Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, and Stan Getz – Chuck Israels is also a masterful composer and arranger. Here is his vocal solo arrangement of this timeless standard, beautifully scored as a jazz waltz with tasteful background figures. Also included are short solos for trumpet and piano.

Cheek to Cheek arr. Mark Taylor, Grade 3-4
Originally composed for the 1935 movie “Top Hat” starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, this classic has remained a jazz favorite ever since. Arranged in a very comfortable key for female vocalists, this swinging chart also has a marvelous feature section for the full ensemble.

Rio de Janeiro Blue arr. Rick Stitzel, Grade 3-4
Inspired by the recording by jazz singer, Randy Crawford, Rick’s version of this marvelous tune features a smooth rock style and a sultry, singable melody. Scored for vocal soloist, this classy chart also features a brief solo for alto sax.

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About the Author:
Eric Stratton is the Jazz Specialist at Stanton’s Sheet Music. From Westerville, OH, Eric received a Bachelor of Music in Classical Bass Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies from Otterbein University. On both electric and double bass, he plays in various groups around Columbus, including New Albany Symphony and Westerville Symphony orchestras. He enjoys listening to and playing many types of music, from jazz, pop, to rock and metal. Some of Eric’s favorite performance opportunities are in the pit orchestras of musical theatre productions. When Eric isn’t gigging or at Stanton’s, he enjoys playing video games, hanging out with his cats, performing repair and tech work on guitars, and going to local restaurants and breweries with friends.

What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body 08 January, 2024

recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral Music Specialists

What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body (Revised Edition) by Bridget Jankowski
This primer for all musicians provides a reliable base for a lifetime of playing and singing. The principles in these pages are the elemental foundation of music education, and will protect a musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity needed for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety. Musicians teaching from these principles will see their students thrive. Students studying and restudying these pages will delight in their enhanced performance. This book also serves as the text of a six-hour course on Body Mapping for musicians developed by Barbara Conable.

What’s New in the Revised Edition? Created with the input of experienced Licensed Body Mapping Educators, and led by Body Mapping expert Bridget Jankowski, this revision includes:
• Updated and enlarged images – big enough for coloring.
• Streamlined and clarified content based on new science.
• An updated format that follows the associated Body Mapping course more closely.
• Additional room for notes at the end of each section.

Knowledge from the scientific community continues to inform the work of the Association for Body Mapping Education. The book’s associated Body Mapping course of the same name has evolved over the past two decades, and an updated text for the course will be a valuable resource for novice and seasoned Body Mapping Educators alike.

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About the Authors:
Jen Sper is a Choral Music Specialist here at Stanton’s Sheet Music. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College (now University) Conservatory of Music, and taught 7-12 choir, music theory, class piano, and drama in Southern Ohio before joining the Stanton’s team in 2006. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen can also often be found exploring the exciting restaurant, brewery, and theater scenes in Columbus, wandering through the local metro parks, visiting family around the Great Lakes, or at home with her very friendly cat.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.

Opera Scores by Britten and Janacek 17 November, 2023

Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten
Britten’s second chamber opera was composed just a year after its predecessor, The Rape of Lucretia, in 1947. Yet the contrast in style and subject matter could not be greater: instead of a tragedy based on a tale from Roman antiquity, Albert Herring is a comic opera set in the imaginary East Suffolk town of Loxford at the turn of the 20th century. The score contains some of Britten’s wittiest musical invention and his gifts for parody and caricature, already evident in Peter Grimes, are given full reign. However, the work is far from being mere farce: Albert is a sympathetic and credible figure who, tied to his mother’s apron-strings and frustrated by small-town pieties, embarks on a debauched ‘rake’s progress’, a theme fully in keeping with the composer’s favourite subject of the loss of innocence. Moreover, such poignant touches as the third-act Threnody, in which Albert, presumed dead, is solemnly mourned by the gathered townsfolk, makes Donald Mitchell’s description of the opera as ‘a serious comedy’ seem completely apt.

From the House of the Dead (Z mrtvého domu / Aus einem Totenhaus) by Leoš Janáček
Janácek did not live to see his final opera “Z mrtvého domu” (“From the House of the Dead”) performed. The work was so different from his previous operas in its often chamber-like orchestration and its lack of an apotheosis ending that his pupils took it upon themselves to ‘revise’ it for its première in Brno in 1930, reorchestrating it and, most notoriously, rewriting the ending. Ever since the shortcomings of the original published edition became apparent there have been attempts to return to what Janácek left at his death. The new critical edition by John Tyrrell supplants the Mackerras-Tyrrell ‘provisional edition’ (1990) with a thorough-going revision based on the score made by Janácek’s copyists under his direct supervision and corrected by him. In his previous operas Janácek had the opportunity of making minor corrections to the score during rehearsals. Because of his death extensive tidying up of many inconsistencies has been necessary here. All such editorial interventions are shown as such and are described in the Critical Report.

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ENDLESS SUMMER VACATION from Miley Cyrus 14 June, 2023

Endless Summer Vacation for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
Miley Cyrus’s 8th studio album was one of the most anticipated new releases of 2023 thanks to the runaway success of its debut single “Flowers” which topped the Billboard Singles chart for weeks at the start of the year! Our matching folio features all twelve songs arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Titles include: Flowers • Handstand • Island • Jaded • Muddy Feet • River • Rose Colored Lenses • Thousand Miles • Violet Chemistry • Wildcard • Wonder Woman • You.

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Hal Leonard Vocal Method 09 June, 2023

The Hal Leonard Vocal Method by Roger Emerson
The Hal Leonard Vocal Method is designed for anyone interested in learning the basics of singing, using vocal exercises and popular songs. Complete with demonstration audio tracks, accompaniment tracks, and step-by-step video instruction, this easy-to-use beginner’s guide serves as an introduction to everything needed to begin singing with proper technique. Topics covered include: posture, breathing, warm-ups, consonants, vowels, phrasing, vibrato and range extension.

Available in editions for Soprano/Alto (songs include: “At Last,” “Dancing Queen,” “Don’t Know Why,” “I Will Remember You,” “Rolling in the Deep,” “A Thousand Years,” and more) and Tenor/Bass (songs include: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Fire and Rain,” “Hallelujah,” “Mad World,” “Stand by Me,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Yesterday,” and more).

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Chart Hits of 2022-2023 05 June, 2023

Chart Hits of 2022-2023 for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
This collection features 14 of today’s hottest hits arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: Anti-Hero (Taylor Swift) • Celestial (Ed Sheeran) • Flowers (Miley Cyrus) • Forget Me (Lewis Capaldi) • Golden Hour (JVKE) • I Ain’t Worried (OneRepublic) • Lift Me Up (Rihanna) • Love Power (Idina Menzel) • Quietly Yours (Birdy) • Something in the Orange (Zach Bryan) • Sunroof (Nicky Youre & dazy) • TV (Billy Eilish) • Unholy (Sam Smith feat. Kim Petras) • Victoria’s Secret (Jax).

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Jazz Junior 05 April, 2023

recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral & Classroom Music Specialists

Jazz Junior: 10 Standards for Solo or Unison Singing arr. Jay Althouse, Lisa DeSpain, Russell Robinson, Kirby Shaw, and Michele Weir
Alfred’s top vocal jazz arrangers were called upon to contribute Great American Songbook arrangements designed to introduce beginners to the genre. And oh, how they delivered! This is an indispensable collection for young soloists or unison singers including reproducible song sheets and a fabulous foreword (with developmental exercises) by Dr. Michele Weir. Enhance the jazzy vibe with full rhythm section accompaniments on the available audio. Teach swing, scat, jazz articulations, stylizations, and more! Grades 4 and up.

Titles include: “Bye Bye Blackbird,” “Duke’s Place,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Misty,” “Orange Colored Sky,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right.”

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About the Authors:
Jen Sper is a Choral Music Specialist here at Stanton’s Sheet Music. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College (now University) Conservatory of Music, and taught 7-12 choir, music theory, class piano, and drama in Southern Ohio before joining the Stanton’s team in 2006. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen can also often be found exploring the exciting restaurant, brewery, and theater scenes in Columbus, wandering through the local metro parks, visiting family around the Great Lakes, or at home with her very friendly cat.

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years and a former church choir director of 20 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!

MIDNIGHTS: Taylor Swift 31 March, 2023

Midnights by Taylor Swift, Piano/Vocal/Guitar
Taylor Swift’s tenth studio album “Midnights” was released at midnight on 10/21/22 and immediately started breaking records. It was the most-streamed album ever in one day and its first-day sales alone made it the biggest-selling album of 2022 so far! Our matching songbook features all 13 songs arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Titles include: “Anti-Hero,” “Bejeweled,” “Karma,” “Labyrinth,” “Lavender Haze,” “Maroon,” “Mastermind,” “Midnight Rain,” “Question?,” “Snow on the Beach,” “Sweet Nothing,” “You’re on Your Own Kid,” and “Vigilante Sh**.”

Midnights 3 AM Edition by Taylor Swift, Piano/Vocal/Guitar
Everyone was looking forward to Taylor’s midnight release of Midnights, but had no idea that just three hours later she’d release a second version of the album with seven more tracks! This collection provides the full 20-song playlist arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Titles include: “Anti-Hero,” “Bejeweled,” “Bigger Than The Whole Sky,” “Dear Reader,” “Glitch,” “The Great War,” “High Infidelity,” “Karma,” “Labyrinth,” “Lavender Haze,” “Maroon,” “Mastermind,” “Midnight Rain,” “Paris,” “Question…?,” “Snow On The Beach,” “Sweet Nothing,” “Vigilante Sh**,” “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve,” and “You’re On Your Own, Kid.”

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The Lin-Manuel Miranda Collection 28 November, 2022

The Lin-Manuel Miranda Collection for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
This collection features 26 defining works from Lin-Manuel’s career from “In the Heights” in 2008 to “Encanto” in 2021 and everything in between, including, of course, selections from “Hamilton!” Lin-Manuel provides the preface to the collection.

Titles include: “Alexander Hamilton,” “Breathe,” “Cousin,” “Do Your Own Thing,” “Helpless,” “How Far I’ll Go,” “In the Heights,” “Inside Your Heart,” “Keep the Beat,” “My Own Drum,” “My Shot,” “Surface Pressure,” “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” “You’ll Be Back,” “You’re Welcome,” and more.

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Suzuki Voice School 23 November, 2022

Suzuki Voice School 1
Teach voice with the popular Suzuki Voice School! The Suzuki Method® of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki’s view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child’s potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the “mother-tongue” approach. Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Voice School. Suzuki lessons are generally given in a private studio setting with additional group lessons. The student listens to the recordings and work with their Suzuki voice teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person.

This Book & CD is integral for Suzuki voice lessons. This new Volume 1 features: * Engravings in a 9″ x 12″ format * Songs for children * Songs for parents * CD with piano accompaniments performed by Marjaana Merikanto.

Titles include: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Folk Song) * Cindy Went to Shower (Folk Song) * Circle Song (Folk Song) * Honeybee (Folk Song) * Mary Had a Little Lamb (Folk Song) * Cuckoo (Folk Song) * The Bunny Family (M.R. Väkevä) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * A Cat and a Giant (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly, Lyrics by M. Louhi) * The Fox is Crying (Folk Song) * Cradle Song – Mozart’s Lullaby (F. Fleischmann) * Squirrel Song (P.J. Hannikainen) * A Guess (Folk Song) * Wild Mice Song (Folk Song) * Baking Song (Folk Song) * Traffic Lights (Folk Song) * The Ski Jumping Bunny Boy (G. Malmstén) * Goodbye Song (Folk Song) * Rockabye Baby (Folk Song) * Zulu Lullaby (Folk Song) * Iroquois Lullaby (Folk Song) * All the Pretty Little Horses (Folk Song).

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A Cappella 101 24 October, 2022

recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral Music Specialists

A Cappella 101 by Rob Dietz
A cappella teacher/performer/producer Rob Dietz expertly describes the nuts, bolts and artistry of creating contemporary a cappella music. Rob is the perfect person to write this text, produce the sample tracks available on line and draw from his vast community of a cappella experts for advice and experiences. Whether you are an a cappella newbie or seasoned expert, this resource is for you!

Includes digital access for audio. The tracks, expertly produced by the author, are examples of concepts presented in the book including warm-ups, bass vocal techniques, and arranging ideas.

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About the Authors:
Jen Sper is a Choral Music Specialist here at Stanton’s Sheet Music. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College (now University) Conservatory of Music, and taught 7-12 choir, music theory, class piano, and drama in Southern Ohio before joining the Stanton’s team in 2006. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen can also often be found exploring the exciting restaurant, brewery, and theater scenes in Columbus, wandering through the local metro parks, visiting family around the Great Lakes, or at home with her very friendly cat.

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years and a former church choir director of 20 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!

The Voice in Progress 26 August, 2022

recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral Music Specialists

The Voice in Progress: Developing Adolescent Voices by Dan Andersen
Emily Crocker writes: “Forty years ago, most vocal methods were aimed at high school students and up. Dan Andersens’s materials and methods remedy this situation and offer an excellent curriculum for the young voice, giving you the opportunity to reap the benefits of his forty years of successfully working with adolescent singers.”

There are 50 vocal warm up exercises and recorded piano accompaniments included with the purchase of the book. Chapters include:
1) Building the Adolescent Voice – Why we Warm up
2) Preparing the Adolescent Voice – How we warm up
3) Knowing the Adolescent Voice – Girls Changing voice & boys changing voice
4) Exercising the Adolescent Voice – Treble Choirs/Mixed Choirs/Tenor/Bass choirs.

The warm-ups are focused to:
1) Breathing, Beginning Phonation
2) Resonance, Placement & Tone Quality
3) Support, Diction Intonation, Flexibility, Dynamics and register transition.

A helpful index directs you so you can combine the warm-ups most needed when you need them.

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About the Authors:
Jen Sper is a Choral Music Specialist here at Stanton’s Sheet Music. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College (now University) Conservatory of Music, and taught 7-12 choir, music theory, class piano, and drama in Southern Ohio before joining the Stanton’s team in 2006. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen can also often be found exploring the exciting restaurant, brewery, and theater scenes in Columbus, wandering through the local metro parks, visiting family around the Great Lakes, or at home with her very friendly cat.

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years and a former church choir director of 20 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!

Cantabile Voice Class 24 December, 2021

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Cantabile Voice Class by Katharin Rundus
The “CANTABILE – Voice Class” textbook is clearly and concisely written for 21st century undergraduate voice students. Already tested in lower division voice classes, students’ response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Twelve foundational anchors of voice study are presented with accompanying vocal exercises that build competency and confidence from the first use. In addition to anchors on vocal technique, topics such as Deliberate Practice, Musical Expression and Vocal Health are covered. The text is engaging and well-illustrated with photos, drawings and icons. “CANTABILE – Voice Class” follows on the success of “CANTABILE – A Manual About Beautiful Singing,” a comprehensive volume that is now the preferred pedagogy course text for vocal study in studios and colleges throughout the United States and abroad. Instructors will find both texts invaluable. The concise format of “CANTABILE – Voice Class” makes it particularly attractive for a semester voice class and as supplementary material for choral groups and choral pedagogy classes.

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Also available is the valuable “CANTABILE – Voice Class Online Plus,” the virtual textbook companion supplement. It provides an enriched hybrid learning experience for singers, voice classes, and choral singers. Dr. Katharin Rundus will guide you through a complete undergraduate learning course using a series of videos, interactive journals, practice tools, vocalises and songs for study and performance (Italian art song, German lied, folk song and contemporary art song by Rosephanye Powell), including learning recordings and accompaniment tracks. The accompanying audio is accessed through Hal Leonard’s popular MyLibrary system using the provided code. The audio can be streamed or downloaded and includes PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

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Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack… 02 December, 2021

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Cinderella (An Amazon Original Movie)
Our souvenir songbook from the 2021 modern re-boot of the classic fairy tale features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of 13 songs plus seven pages of full-color photos from the movie! Starring Camila Cabello, the soundtrack features a fun mix of pop songs plus original ones written for the movie. Titles include: “Dream Girl,” “Let’s Get Loud,” “Material Girl,” “Million to One,” “Perfect,” “Rhythm Nation,” “Seven Nation Army,” “Somebody to Love,” “You Gotta Be,” and more.

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Dear Evan Hansen (Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack)
11 songs from the hit movie soundtrack, including “The Anonymous Ones” and “A Little Closer,” written exclusively for the film. All songs are arranged for piano, voice, and guitar with chord symbols, guitar chord frames, and full lyrics. The melody is included in the piano part. Titles include: “The Anonymous Ones,” “For Forever,” “If I Could Tell Her,” “A Little Closer,” “Only Us,” “Requiem,” “Sincerely, Me,” “So Big/So Small,” “Waving Through a Window,” “Words Fail,” and “You Will Be Found.’

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In the Heights (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
From the creator of “Hamilton,” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians,” we invite you to a cinematic event where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big – “In The Heights.” Our piano/vocal selections songbook features 13 songs from the 2021 film based on the four-time Tony Award-winning show. Original, full-color photography and movie artwork are included within this beautifully packaged portfolio. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. Titles include: “In The Heights,” “Breathe,” “¡No Me Diga!,” “It Won’t Be Long Now,” “96,000,” “Piragua,” “When You’re Home,” “Blackout,” “¡Paciencia Y Fe!,” “Alabanza,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Champagne,” and “Home All Summer.”

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Respect (Selections from the Motion Picture Soundtrack)
A dozen timeless hits sung by Aretha Franklin as presented in the 2021 hit movie “Respect” starring Jennifer Hudson, in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Titles include: “Ain’t No Way,” “Chain of Fools,” “Do Right Woman Do Right Man,” “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business),” “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,” “Respect,” “Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby),” “Spanish Harlem,” and “Think.”

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Five Hebrew Love Songs 12 November, 2021

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Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre, for Soprano with piano, violin & tambourine
In this suite, each song is a “postcard,” capturing lush, romantic moments in full. This version is scored for soprano solo, piano, violin, and tambourine (played by the singer). Packaged here with everything needed for performance: two full scores (for soprano and accompanist) and one violin score (tambourine part is in the full score).

From the composer:
“In the spring of 1996, my great friend and brilliant violinist Friedemann Eichhorn invited me and my girlfriend-at-the-time Hila Plitmann (a soprano) to give a concert with him in his home city of Speyer, Germany. We had all met that year as students at the Juilliard School, and were inseparable.

Because we were appearing as a band of traveling musicians, ‘Friedy’ asked me to write a set of troubadour songs for piano, violin and soprano. I asked Hila (who was born and raised in Jerusalem) to write me a few ‘postcards’ in her native tongue, and a few days later she presented me with these exquisite and delicate Hebrew poems. I set them while we vacationed in a small skiing village in the Swiss Alps, and we performed them for the first time a week later in Speyer.

Each of the songs captures a moment that Hila and I shared together. Kalá Kallá (which means ‘light bride’) was a pun I came up with while she was first teaching me Hebrew. The bells at the beginning of Éyze Shéleg! are the exact pitches that awakened us each morning in Germany as they rang from a nearby cathedral.”

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