Weekend Competition: Composer’s Choice Series

20160204_205923_resizedFriday seems to present itself on an increasingly quicker basis! The weekend competition today features two books by American composer Glenda Austin. They come from the Composer’s Choice series, published by The Willis Music Company. Glenda is in demand as a composer and teacher, and she frequently presents workshops for conventions and teaching organizations all around the world; her music has been published and recorded in the US and Japan.

There is much to enjoy in both volumes of piano music, each containing 8 original compositions; the first is intended for Mid to Late Elementary (Grades 2-4), and the second, for Early to Mid-Intermediate (Grades 5-6). The books include performance notes written by the composer, and contain a whole smorgasbord of Contemporary styles, which will appeal to a wide range of students.

As usual, just leave your comment in the comment box at the end of this post, and I will pick two winners on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!

Alternatively, you can purchase these volumes by clicking here.

My Publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


16 thoughts on “Weekend Competition: Composer’s Choice Series

  1. I so enjoyed Glenda’s Christamas jazz videos over Christmas – they were witty and fun. She is a superb jazz player and I’d really love to see her books.

  2. I would LOVE these books… I love Glenda’s work. Every time I hear her pieces, they make me smile! I just got one of her books of Sacred Arrangements and would love to see her original pieces.

  3. I have seen Glenda play in videos she uploads to facebook groups. She always makes the piece/arrangement look such fun! I would love to try some of her music, and I’m sure my students would have a great time learning them.

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