Alfred Music Expands Sound Innovations Series to Include Elementary Young Concert Band

Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the long-awaited release of Sound Innovations for Concert Band: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band.

Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band is a complete curriculum for beginning band students to help them grow as ensemble musicians. The series complements any band method and supplements any performance music. It contains 167 exercises, including more than 100 chorales by thirteen of today’s most renowned young band composers. Various exercises at the grade ½, 1, and 1½ levels are grouped by key, including:
• Long Tones
• Passing the Tonic
• Pitch Matching
• Scale Builders
• Interval Builders
• Expanding Intervals
• Chord Builders
• Moving Chord Tones
• Diatonic Harmony
• Rhythmic Subdivision
• 5-Note Scales
• Scale Canons (5-, 6-, or 8-Note Scales)
• Scale Chorales (5-, 6-, and 8-Note Scales)
• Chorales

The compositions were written by Roland Barrett, Chris Bernotas, Jodie Blackshaw, Matt Conaway, Ralph Ford, Tyler S. Grant, Rob Grice, John O’Reilly, Robert Sheldon, Todd Stalter, Randall Standridge, Michael Story, and Scott Watson.

Sound Innovations for Concert Band: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band is available for $5.99 (instrument books), $12.99 (piano), and $39.99 (Conductor’s Score) at music retail stores, online retailers, and alfred.com.