Alfred Music Publishing Now Sponsoring MPLN

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I am excited to officially announce a new sponsor to the   If you are a member of the you can read the full post at the site:  here is the direct link to the full post:

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We are pleased to announce the latest sponsor of the Alfred Music Publishing Company. For years Alfred has been a leader in the Music and Music Education arena and we are excited to have them as a sponsor.

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world, including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.

Alfred is the product Distributer/Partner of Dozens of Well-known Brands:

8th Note PublicationsHarvard Music DictionaryPenguin Music Publications
Altitude Digital ProductionsImage EntertainmentPower Rock Enterprises
American String Teacher’s AssociationIMV DVDRand Bishop
Baker and Taylor VideoJamey Abersold JazzReaders Digest Publications
Billy Cobham DVDJazz at Lincoln CenterRhythmelodic (David Stanoch)
Blue Book PublicationsJim Brickman Piano BeginningsRick Latham Publishing
Brimhall Music PublicationsJohn Petrucci PublicationsRufus Reid
Brookside PublicationsJohn Riley DVDSchaum Publications
Brothers Music T-ShirtsLatin PercussionSecrets of the Pros
Burton Suzuki StudioLittle Virtuoso: Music’s EverywhereShredhed
Carisch Music ProductsManchester Craftsmens Guild JazzSolid Air Records
Castalia CommunicationsMarko Djordjevic DVDStage Stars Broadway CDs
Cforp PublishingMayas MusicSticks ‘n’ Skins
Cinema One ProductionsMighty Bright LightingStone Percussion
Course Technology PTRMusic In ActionTASCAM
Don MockMusic Mind Games (Michiko Yurko)Todd Johnson Bass Guitar DVD
Dover PublicationsMusic in Motion FilmsUltimate Support
Drum Channel DVDMusic of The Lord of the RingsVictor Wooten The Music Lesson CD
Drum Workshop DVDMusic Star ProductionsViolin Bow Technique DVD
Ekay MusicNaxos Music CDsVirgil Donati Publications
Faber MusicNGW PublicationsWEA (Warner Video)
Farley’s Musical EssentialsNorman’s Rare GuitarsWilfin Music
Green Monster MusicNorm Stockton/Grooving for Heaven DVDWord Entertainment
Guitar World DVDPaul BeuscherThe Zen of Screaming

Alfred recently launched one of the most innovative and revolutionary methods for beginning musicians to-date -aptly titled: Sound Innovations.  Available in two editions, the Standard and the Director’s Choice, they both offer a number of cutting-edge technology integrations:

  • A DVD with expert musicians and teachers discussing relevant themes and method topics
  • Recorded melodies and play-along accompaniments
  • All printed music is available via SMARTMUSIC and the first 100 lines of music are offered FREE

The Director’s Choice edition also includes ways to customize the method book for your own situation and classroom:

  • Staring pitches
  • Starting rhythms
  • Arco/pizzicato technique
  • Tunes of song genres


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Please join me today in welcoming Alfred to the by saying hello to them via Twitter or visiting their site(s) directly.

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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