IOWA ACDA 2021 Virtual Swag Bag

FREE DOWNLOADS Enter your information below to download TEACHING ARRANGING IN THE CHORAL CLASSROOM, a FREE arrangement from holidaychoirmusic.com, and an exclusive discount on Garrett’s a cappella catalog at musicnotes.com. ARRANGEMENT GIVEAWAY Conference attendees will receive one FREE arrangement from holidaychoirmusic.com by using the code “ALABAMA21” at checkout. AN EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT FROM MUSICNOTES.COM CLICK THIS […]

The Five Common Mistakes New Arrangers Make

Arranging music is extremely rewarding but it is not without its challenges.  In looking at my own early arrangements as well as mentoring other arrangers, I’ve learned to watch out for certain pitfalls.  Avoiding these five common mistakes is one way you can make sure your arrangements don’t come across as amateurish. 1. Over Arranging […]

Alabama ACDA 2021 Virtual Swag Bag

FREE DOWNLOADS Enter your information below to download TEACHING ARRANGING IN THE CHORAL CLASSROOM, POP CHORAL VOICING TECHNIQUES, as well as the slides used during the conference. ARRANGEMENT GIVEAWAY Conference attendees will receive one FREE arrangement from holidaychoirmusic.com by using the code “ALABAMA21” at checkout. AN EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT FROM MUSICNOTES.COM CLICK THIS LINK AND USE […]

How to S.T.A.R.T. Arranging

Arranging music, like a lot of creative activities, can seem really overwhelming at first.  But if you follow these five principles (after all, who doesn’t like a cheesy acronym?) you’ll be able to set achievable goals for yourself and notch some early wins as an arranger! Keep It Simple Even when you’re a seasoned professional, […]

Garrett’s Interview with “Preaching to the Choir”

I had a blast speaking with Jen Randall for her podcast “Preaching to the Choir” about arranging for show choirs and working with show choir bands.  You can listen to the episode HERE or anywhere else podcasts are found. Also be sure to check out the Show Collective, a collective learning cohort where directors can […]

Teaching Arranging in the Choral Classroom

Download for FREE Exposure to arranging at a young age was one of the things that kick-started my love for music. It enabled me to learn the music I wanted to play and gave me the tools I needed to eventually start creating my own music. Unfortunately, arranging is not traditionally part of the curriculum in secondary […]

ICDA 2021 Virtual Swag Bag

FREE DOWNLOADS ARRANGEMENT GIVEAWAY Conference attendees will receive one FREE arrangement from holidaychoirmusic.com by using the code “ICDA21” at checkout. AN EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT FROM MUSICNOTES.COM CLICK THIS LINK AND USE THE CODE “MNBREEZE20” for an exclusive 20% discount at musicnotes.com

The Five Types of Show Choir Storytelling

It’s easy to think of show choir as being divided into two camps: those who do “story” shows and those who do “traditional” shows.  But that mindset overlooks a crucial fact: that ALL songs tell a story and therefore ALL shows are story shows.  In this guest article in my series for Productions Magazine, I […]

The Hollywood Approach to Show Design

Most people associate show choir with Broadway, but Hollywood may provide a more useful model for show design teams.  Learn why in this guest post for Productions Magazine.  Read the full article HERE.

Weekly A Cappella

I publish a new a cappella choral arrangement every Friday! You can buy the sheet music at MUSICNOTES and you can download practice tracks from the STORE page.   NEW THIS WEEK (7/5/21): Carnival Town / Old Friends | Norah Jones / Ben Rector | SSAATB Previously Released: No Roots | Alice Merton | SATB […]