Original Etudes for the Developing Conductor Available Now!

Original Études for Developing Conductors is an open-access collection of supplemental études designed to enhance contemporary conducting pedagogy. Each étude was commissioned from and composed by a living composer, the majority of whom are women-identifying composers and/or composers of color.

“Listen Here” for SATB A Cappella

“Listen Here”  for SATB Choir and Optional Vocal Percussion now available through the Rollo Dilworth Choral Series, Hal Leonard Pub. Words by Langston Hughes. https://www.halleonard.com/product/325438/listen-here

“Silent Sea” for SATB & Piano

Now Available through the Judith Clurman Choral Series, Hal Leonard Pub. The poetry of “Silent Sea” by Rachael Boast, appeared in a series of poems about climate change in 2015, the same year as the landmark Paris Agreement. Adding music to this powerful text lifts the message to new heights and encourages singers and listeners to seek a sustainable lifestyle on this beautiful planet.


A New Opera (Libretto by Yvonne Gray and Rachel Lampert) Opera Ithaca announces the world premiere of We Wear the Sea Like a Coat, with music by Sally Lamb McCune and a libretto by Yvonne Gray and Rachel Lampert. The co-production with Ithaca College runs March 3-6, 2022 at the Hoerner Theater, Dillingham Center, Ithaca College. Thursday-Saturday shows start at 8 pm. The Sunday matineé is at 2 pm. We Wear the Sea Like a Coat tells the contemporary story …

Pocket Fanfare for Wind Ensemble now available

POCKET Fanfare for Wind Ensemble Commissioned by The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble, Eric Laprade, conductor, is now available for purchase through Murphy Music Press. Duration: 3′ Level: 4 http://murphymusicpress.com/products/w-525  

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Discendi, Amor Santo

Combining the 15th century Bianco Da Siena text Laudi Spiritualis with a single verse from Christina Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol. In the first, the poet invites divine love to descend. In the latter, Rossetti considers the gift of love manifested in the birth of the Christ child. Together, they remind the listener that holy love may come in many forms.

Oseh Shalom

Judith Clurman Rejoice: Honoring the Jewish Spirit Choral Series. This popular song by Debbie Friedman is a beautiful and complex arrangement. Using a clarinet like a shofar and the piano like a klezmer band, this is a worthy piece for any fine choir.