Garrett Breeze

Trends and Changes in Today’s Wind Orchestra Scene

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dutch composer Johan de Meij on my podcast, where he shared this article he wrote about current trends in music for wind orchestra (concert band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, etc.) DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE (PDF) Listen to Garrett’s interview with Johan De Meij below:

Is Sheet Music Worth More Than a Cheeseburger?

I had kind of a random thought the other day. I was in my car, it was the end of the year, and I was thinking a lot about my publishing business and how things had gone and what I wanted to do in the coming year. And I was sitting there in the drive-through […]

Garrett’s Interview with “Music (ed) Matters”

I was honored to be this week’s guest on the “Music (ed) Matters” podcast to talk about all things commercial music in the classroom.  Check out my conversation with Dr. Emily Williams Burch HERE. Previous Next

Ryan Murphy “Flight” Q&A

I was recently asked to present Ryan Murphy’s arrangement of “Flight” on a reading session and he was kind enough to answer some questions and share his insight.  It’s a wonderful piece of music published through Walton Music and the Andrew Crane Choral Series. Purchase SSA Octavo Purchase Full Score & Quartet Parts (Ryan Murphy is the […]

The Composers’ Guide to Finding Your Niche

The music business is kind of funny because your clients will expect you to be able to anything and everything for them, but they won’t trust you to do anything for them unless you’ve proven yourself in a specific area first.  It’s almost the opposite of med school.  In med school you start general and […]

Jan Ward (Show Choir Arrangers You Should Know)

Jan Ward is a music arranger, adjudicator, accompanist and composer currently residing in Independence, Missouri. During her thirty-plus years as a teacher she has served several schools in Iowa and Missouri as a science instructor, accompanist, and choir director. As an accomplished music arranger and composer, she has winning arrangements featured in national show choir […]

Show Choir Arrangers You Should Know (Elmo Zapp)

Elmo is a music theater composer / director / producer living in New York City.  He is an arranger for many successful show choirs including John Burrough’s “Powerhouse” and Waconia “Power Company.” 1. Please describe your basic setup.  (Your technical setup as well as the physical space that you work in.) MacBook Pro w/a BenQ 27″ Screen […]

Show Choir Arrangers You Should Know (Sara Schreiner)

Sara Schreiner is a music arranger, composer, producer and business owner in Chicago’s western suburbs. She has been arranging, composing, and producing music for over 20 years for choirs and show choirs across the country. She has also taught private voice, piano, and flute lessons for over 14 years. Sara truly enjoys writing for and […]

Show Choir Arrangers You Should Know (Mike and Pam Runyan)

Michael and Pamela Runyan are a Nashville-based composer/arranger team that have been collaborating for decades on teaching pieces, concert choral anthems, show choir arrangements, and orchestral works. Both have composition degrees from Brigham Young University; Michael has advanced degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Michael is also a pianist, synthesist, conductor, music engraver, and […]

Show Choir Arrangers You Should Know (Dan Scoville)

Dan Scoville is on staff at John Burroughs High School in California and is maintains a busy schedule of arranging, accompanying, and music directing for vocal groups all over the country. 1. Please describe your basic setup.  (Your technical setup as well as the physical space that you work in.) My house in Burbank is small, so […]