Weekend Competition: Composer’s Choice Series


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 they contain a variety 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!


Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

For more information, please visit the publications page, here.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Rhoda says:

    They sound like interesting books!

  2. helenvicjo says:

    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.

  3. nabil benhafid says:

    Look forward to be a winer

  4. I’d love to win Glenda’s books! Enjoyed Christmas Jazz very much – together with my adult students:-)

  5. juliesstudio says:

    I’d love to get acquainted with Austin’s work!

  6. Irma Khouw says:

    This is great. I need more music from American composers. Thank you for the opportunity.

  7. Loraine says:

    I always love Glenda’s piano work, I would love to expand my library with her music.

  8. Lynne Hall says:

    I would love to become acquainted with her work. Sounds interesting.

  9. I would love to add these to my studio library!

  10. Dedra McDole says:

    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.

  11. Yvonne Reddy says:

    I just gave one of her pieces to a student yesterday. Lovely music.

  12. knakster says:

    Am always looking for new music for my students! Would love to win these books!

  13. Jo Snowden says:

    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.

  14. Joanne says:

    I would love to learn some of these pieces by Glenda.

  15. Noreen F says:

    I love her music.

  16. This competition is now closed, many thanks to all who took part 🙂

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