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Band/ Chorus/ Orchestra

Do you want your students to love making music? So do we. As a band, chorus, or orchestra director, you are challenged with providing individualized instruction within an ensemble environment. How do you ensure that each student gets the instructional attention they need while working with a full classroom? MusicFirst understands these challenges and brings you a suite of flexible, affordable and intuitive tools that you can use with a wide variety of age groups and ensemble configurations.

Included Tools

Lesson PlannerLesson Planner
Audio RecorderAudio Recorder

Included Content

Shared Content Library

The MusicFirst Classroom offers a wide array of lesson plans for use in your curriculum. They are created by a team of expert music educators, and include lessons on everything from music theory and music history, to composition and recording technology. You are also able to create lessons and share them with other teachers in the MusicFirst Classroom, view others' shared lessons, and save content you like to your library.

In Tune Monthly Magazine

Every individual subscriber to the MusicFirst Classroom will receive a digital subscription to In Tune Monthly Magazine. In Tune Monthly is an integrated media resource written for students & their teachers, covering all aspects of the music curriculum, supplying content about how music is created, learned, practiced, performed, and recorded. The contemporary design and imagery used in the publication appeals to students, and provides insights into a wide variety of musical genres, instruments, and technology.

Auralia & Musition Lessons

Author: Rising Software

Students can practice ear-training and theory drills, work through lessons and complete tests, in areas such as Intervals, Chords, Scales, Terms, Rhythm, Cadences and Melody. We have worked with many educators to ensure that topics and levels provided are ideally suited for Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Recommended Additional Content

You Won't Miss a Beat Assessments

Generally, You Won’t Miss A Beat™ assessments are given three times during the academic year: at the beginning of the term; mid-way through the year; and finally at the end of term. This strategy provides baseline scores and gives you a clear picture of each student’s progress through the year – data you can present to your administration virtually on demand. In addition, this picture of student and ensemble strengths and weaknesses can help you improve everything from daily rehearsal planning to repertoire selection to your own conducting technique.

In addition to graded assessments, you can also select from a huge library of independent practice assessments that help students build confidence and improve testing skills during the year, anywhere they can connect to the internet. The results of those practice sessions (who practiced, when, and for how long) are compiled automatically and available for review in your student database.

You Won’t Miss A Beat™ assessments are sequenced from 6th grade through college level. You simply select the assessments that are appropriate for your ensemble’s current level of accomplishment.

Tradition of Excellence

Pearson, Bruce & Nowlin, Ryan

The Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method is a music educator’s dream! It’s a flexible performance–centered curriculum that seamlessly blends classic and contemporary pedagogy and cutting-edge technology.

Tradition of Excellence is available for $199/year and requires subscriptions to the MusicFirst Classroom and PracticeFirst.

Premier Performance

Ed Sueta

Premier Performance is an innovative and comprehensive band method written with one primary goal: providing band directors with the most effective and logically sequenced instructional materials for young instrumentalists.

Premier Performance is available for $199/year and requires a subscription to the MusicFirst Classroom and PracticeFirst.

Recommended Additional Software

Cut TimeCut TimeAuraliaAuraliaMusitionMusition