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It Is Well

It Is Well

How are we supposed to find peace when the world has turned upside-down? It seems that these days, no one has the answer to that question. At the time of writing this article, our country – and our entire world – is facing the threat of a global pandemic....
A Very Different Mother’s Day

A Very Different Mother’s Day

 This time of year always makes me feel like celebrating. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and I can hear the sounds of a little sparrow that has made her nest in the eaves right above my back door like she does every year. It’s the time of year when we...
Frank Ticheli on Earth Song

Frank Ticheli on Earth Song

Earth Song is one of the most popular pieces in the Hinshaw catalog, and for good reason! This beautiful composition by Frank Ticheli has served as an inspiration to people of all ages since its release. It remains a favorite for choruses of all sizes and levels. This...
Choir and Coronavirus: We Can Make Music, Even in Quarantine

Choir and Coronavirus: We Can Make Music, Even in Quarantine

These are very strange times for musicians. For as long as we can remember, we have been told that isolation is a bad thing. We need other people in our lives to build us up and support us. Now more than ever, it seems that this is true. Unfortunately, we have reached...
Time for Easter!

Time for Easter!

It’s official: Easter is now right around the corner!  And no Easter Sunday is complete without the fanfares and hymns we know so well. There are a few excellent selections in the Fred Bock catalog that are perfect for the occasion. They possess all of the...
Mark Hayes’ Takes Sacred Music to a Whole New Level.

Mark Hayes’ Takes Sacred Music to a Whole New Level.

Mark Hayes is a prolific composer of choral music, a revered pianist, a well-traveled conductor, and even a successful publisher. His work has been used by choirs and pianists around the globe for decades, and his popularity shows no sign of slowing down. In his...
Your Monthly Music Meme Digest: October

Your Monthly Music Meme Digest: October

It seems to me that the more people I get to know in the music world – especially music students – the more I learn that we have more in common than only our love for music.  We also share a deep and profound love for music memes. I’m not quite sure...
Intern Reviews: Marlo Plastics’ Choir Folders

Intern Reviews: Marlo Plastics’ Choir Folders

As a choral music student (and someone who is just generally obsessed with choral music), I have greatly enjoyed the journey I have been on for the last few weeks to find the best choral music folder on the market. I have had the opportunity to speak with incredible...
Intern Reviews: My Music Folder’s Choir Folders

Intern Reviews: My Music Folder’s Choir Folders

Being a full-time choral music student can be very time-consuming. It takes more stamina than I expected to run to and fro in the big city attending lengthy rehearsals and preparing for big concerts. But when you close your folder at the end of a long rehearsal, the...
Intern Reviews: CBP-Black Folder’s Choir Folders

Intern Reviews: CBP-Black Folder’s Choir Folders

Choir music folders: love them or hate them, they are a necessary tool for all singers who sing in a group setting. They keep all of your music in the same place and protect your octavos from the elements. In some cases, the folders are holding your music together....