Contributing to the Profession

                                            Frequently Used Websites/Programs


This is a free music notation site that students can access anywhere that has the internet. We use it often for our songwriting and arranging projects.


My students and I use this site to create flyers for upcoming events.


GarageBand comes free with Apple products and is a great resource for recording, editing, and film scoring.


Soundcloud is a user-friendly resource for students to upload and share their music globally.

Sight Reading Factory

This is the primary resource I use for out of context sight reading practice. You can customize levels to fit your students' needs and it is easy to use both in the classroom and at home.

Theta Music Trainer

This site is great for beginning students. It has resources for learning basic theory and ear training skills. My students particularly love the ear training games. 


Sheet Music

J.W. Pepper

I order almost all of my choral music from J.W. Pepper. They are a reliable company and the website is easy to navigate. 


This is a site where you can access sheet music that is public domain. 


For a small monthly fee, there is so much music you can access on this site. I use Scribd to find pop, jazz, a cappella, and musical theater arrangements that are harder to find.


Professional Organizations

These are all professional organizations that offer countless resources for music educators and students. On these sites, you will find lesson plans, publications, repertoire resources, and forums designed to help music educators. They also offer several festivals, competitions, and performance opportunities for students. 

Southern California Vocal Association

American Choral Directors Association

National Association for Music Education