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Composition Showcase FAQ
 
This FAQ page is in its infancy.  Please suggest questions or answers that you feel are important.
 
FAQ for Conductors
 
Q: Why did the sound on my computer stop working?
A:  Some Mac users have reported that some sound files cause their sound to stop working the second time they listen to them.  Reboot to reset. 
 
Q: When I click on the sound file, all I see is a Q in the middle of the screen.  Why doesn’t the sound file play? 
A: You need a plug in for your QuickTime player. 
 
Q: How do I purchase the music I sampled?
A: Follow the instructions in the cost and method field. Then click on the link to purchase page in the description or email the composer as indicated. 
 
Q: What if I want to communicate with the composer?
A: Click on the composer’s name to open their ChoralNet profile.  Click on the “Contact this user” button.   Enter your message and click “send.”
 
Q: What if I have an idea to make the Composition Showcase better?
A:  Message the owner/editor of this community Jack Senzig.
 
Q:  Why are some of the titles black and some are blue?
A:  The black titles have not been anchored yet.  Blue titles can be found easily form the Composer Index page. 
 
FAQ for Composers
 
Q: What if I want to display my music in the Composition Showcase?
A: Join our community.  Follow the instructions, it is not an easy process at the present time. 
 
Q: Why can I only upload only 6 pieces? 
A: The idea of the Composition Showcase is to give conductors a taste of the best works we have to offer.  By limiting each composer to 6 we ensure the quality of the experience for the user.  
 
Q: Why can I only upload 3 pieces of the same voices?  
A:  The original idea was to allow only 3 pieces from each composer.  It became clear that the showcase would include  music for mixed choir almost exclusively.  The 3 in one voicing and 6 total upload limits encourage composers to upload treble and men's choir repertoire in addition to mixed choir repertoire. 
 
Q: Why can't I upload a file to the library?
A:  You must be a member of our community and have been made an editor.
 
Q: I am an editor but still can't find the "New Library File" button.  Why not?
A: Refresh the page in your browser.  Click after the URL and then hit return/enter.  If that still doesn't work, waut a few minutes and try again.
 
Q: ChoralNet seems to have jammed.  I was entering information and the submit button says "submitting..." You probably hit the back button to come to a screen where you have already entered data.  Try closing that window and coming back to it again.
 
Copyright FAQ
 
Q: What if I feel my copyrights are being infringed upon?
A:  Contact the Owner/Editor of this community and a remedy will be sought.
 
Q: Who is responsible for copyrighted materials uploaded to the Composition Showcase?
A:  Only the uploader is responsible for copyright infringements.  Uploaders accept the terms and conditions by uploading to the Composition Showcase.