We all deserve to celebrate and what better way to mark an anniversary or other special milestone or event with the gift of a song… and you can take advantage of these fantastic offers until 1st May 2019 – because you’re worth it!
A new initiative by Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of America’s leading authorities on contemporary choral music.
About Choral Composition Consulting:
Since the initial look of your score, including size of notes, and general layout needs to make a favorable and lasting impression upon potential conductors, Dr. Rosenbaum will offer comments and suggestions, with the goal of making it appear more user friendly and thus more appealing to conductors, who will not have to waste their valuable time wondering about your intentions, and having to alter and/or fix confusing and questionable notation. Issues and areas of concern he will address include underlay, breath marks, ranges, divisions, proper indications of dynamics and other expression marks, and other technical issues.
What will NOT be addressed by Dr. Rosenbaum in his feedback:
• The composer’s talent or level of competency
• Compositional style, structure and form
• Assessment of the quality of the work itself
• Suggestions about how you proceed, i.e., to whom to send your revised score, professional and career development, and the like.
The cost will be $50 per each work up to 5 minutes in length, $75 up to 8 minutes in length, and $100 up to 10 minutes of length. Works beyond that will require a negotiation.
About Harold Rosenbaum:
Recipient: Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award. Other recipients include Robert Shaw, Alan Gilbert, James Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Eugene Ormandy.
Founder/Conductor: The New York Virtuoso Singers
Founder/Conductor: The Canticum Novum Singers
Editor: Harold Rosenbaum Choral Series with G. Schirmer
Editor: New Voices Choral Series with Peermusic
Lecturer for composers at ASCAP headquarters in NYC
Conductor of over 560 world premieres
Founder: Virtuoso Choral Recordings
Founder: Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute
Founder/Artistic Director: ChoralFest USA
Receiver of hundreds of glowing reviews from major publications
Professor at Juilliard, Queens College, Adelphi and Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo
Recipient of unpublished submitted scores from over 12,000 American composers
For more information go to www.haroldrosenbaum.com
With prior permission/approval of the arrangers of music, I can create part tracks (satb+) for vocal arrangements. I take audio recordings (high quality if available/permitted) and line up a midi piano playing individual parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass, etc.). For examples and rates, you can reach me at
Sing your faith. Refresh your spirit. A choral and spiritual retreat in the heartland
First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska | July 19-21, 2019
Inscribed above the main entrance to First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, are the words, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” We invite you to come to join us here in the heartland for a weekend choral and spiritual retreat—a gathering intended to offer inspiration for those who love to sing their faith and healing for those who long to refresh their spirit through singing and worship. Tom Trenney will shepherd the retreat choir as our pastoral leader in rehearsal and in Sunday worship. Ariel Merivil will share his spiritual gifts as a true minister of music. Rev. Barbara Crafton’s deep and meaningful reflections will comfort and challenge us. Dr. Michael Hawn will open our eyes to a broader vision of our faith experience, opening us to new vistas of joy. We look forward to welcoming you to the sanctuary of our church and to the heart of our ministry where you can truly sing your faith and refresh your spirit.
Retreat location: First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68502
Retreat dates: Friday evening, July 19, through Sunday noon, July 21, 2019
Retreat fee: $75.00 (includes two meals and choral music)
**Partial and full scholarships will be made available to anyone who expresses a need.
To register, or for more information, please visit: www.firstplymouth.org/singyourfaith
Award-Winning Composer Bill Heigen is now offering choral coaching services for singers and choirs in the Tri-state area. Private voice lessons made to address all of your choral needs such as blending, tuning, vibrato control, ear training, repertoire, sight-singing. Please, visit www.choralcoach.art and get to know his services.