Band Composer Series: Michael Sweeney

| April 26, 2011

Mike Sweeney, Hal Leonard

A graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington), and Director of Band Publications for Hal Leonard Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Michael Sweeney has over 500 publications to his credit. As a winner of numerous awards from ASCAP, his

The Great American Songbook

| November 4, 2010

When I was in college, one of my music theory professors would begin each class by sitting at the piano and singing a standard – one of the great songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern,…

A Unique Museum Opens in Phoenix, Arizona

| April 22, 2010


The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona will open its doors to guests on Saturday, April 24, 2010. MIM, which is the brainchild of former Target CEO Robert Ulrich, is a museum unlike any other.  The vision of…

Where music teachers gather

| April 5, 2010

Times of crisis have benefits that, although unnoticed at the time, show their value long after things return to “normal.”  As economic suppport of school music programs faces challenges, it is absolutely incredible how music teachers face the future boldy.  I recently attended…