Reading Sessions

High School

Rollo Dilworth
High School Concert and Festival

While our writers and arrangers have long been known for their creative arrangements of copyrighted music, they are all accomplished musicians who require an outlet for their pure classical and concert work. Along with Roger Emerson, Mac Huff, Emily Crocker, John Leavitt, Kirby Shaw and Cristi Cary Miller, this wonderful ensemble of well-respected writers have been regular contributors to this important genre of music. We also have the bonus of Henry Leck's Creating Artistry Series. This online session is hosted by composer, arranger and teacher Rollo Dilworth.

Emily Crocker
High School Winter and Holiday

This choral collection is stuffed with fresh takes on holiday classics, as well as inventive and original compositions to keep your winter concert fresh! Secular and sacred traditions are celebrated alike, with special attention given to traditions and text. There's sure to be something for your audience to sing along to, as the spirit of family, giving and receiving love permeates your audience during the season in which a reflection on the past is a reminder of better things to come! Emily Crocker is our host for this session.

Scott Foss
High School Curated Series

As conductors, we all look for repertoire from other leading conductors when choosing literature for our programs. Hal Leonard has assembled a most impressive list of conductors and composers as “contributing editors” who seek new music as they travel the world as guest conductors and clinicians. Andrea Ramsey, Rollo Dilworth, Judith Clurman, Craig Hella Johnson, Carrie Tennant, Jonathan Palant, Eugene Rogers and Joni Jensen bring us highlights from their important and varied series. Concert and Classical Choral Editor Scott Foss is the host for this session along with appearances by each of the series contributors.

Roger Emerson
High School Pop and Jazz

Hal Leonard has long been known for the pop and jazz arrangements they bring to the choral world. From The Beatles to Taylor Swift, The Rat Pack to Take 6 and everyone in between, we have the hottest artists and the arrangements to match. Included in this section is Pop A Cappella, Classic Pop, Current Pop as well as Jazz standards, original Jazz compositions and contemporary Jazz. Roger Emerson shares his thoughts and insights as the host of this session.

Mac Huff
High School Stage and Screen

With exclusive print rights to Disney, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Pasek and Paul and so many more from the stage and the screen, Hal Leonard is the place to find Broadway, Movie and TV music for your show choir, Concert Choir, Men's and Women's choirs and everything in between. This session features music from Frozen 2, Rocketman, Dumbo, The Lion King, The Greatest Showman, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Aladdin and more. Mac Huff has been creating arrangements of this music for many years and he brings his talents as host of this session.

Middle School

Cristi Cary Miller
Middle School Concert and Festival

While our writers and arrangers have long been known for their creative arrangements of copyrighted music, they are all accomplished musicians who require an outlet for their pure classical and concert work. Along with Roger Emerson, Mac Huff, Emily Crocker, John Leavitt, Kirby Shaw and Cristi Cary Miller, a wonderful ensemble of well-respected writers have been regular contributors to this important genre of music. Unique and important to this earlier level of student is our Discovery Series. Featuring music especially selected and edited by Audrey Snyder for beginning and developing middle school choirs and offering VoiceTrax recordings, you will find many invaluable resources for your singers. This online session is hosted by Cristi Cary Miller.

Roger Emerson
Middle School Winter and Holiday

This choral collection is stuffed with fresh takes on holiday classics, as well as inventive and original compositions to keep your winter concert fresh! Secular and sacred traditions are celebrated alike, with special attention given to traditions and text. There's sure to be something for your audience to sing along to, as the spirit of family, giving and receiving love permeates your audience during the season in which a reflection on the past is a reminder of better things to come! Roger Emerson is our host for this session.

Cristi Cary Miller
Middle School Pop and Jazz

Hal Leonard has long been known for the pop and jazz copyrights they control in the print music world. From the Beatles to Taylor Swift, from The Rat Pack to Take 6 and everyone in between, we have the hottest artists and the arrangements to match. Included in this area is Pop A Cappella, Classic Pop, Current Pop as well as Jazz standards, Jazz originals and contemporary Jazz. Cristi Cary Miller, herself a middle school teacher, hosts this session and shares her insights as to how she programs this style of music and how her students embrace it.

Roger Emerson
Middle School Stage and Screen

With exclusive print rights to Disney, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Pasek and Paul and so many more from the stage and the screen, Hal Leonard is the place to find Broadway, Movie and TV music for your show choir, Concert Choir, Men's and Women's choirs and everything in between. This session features music from Frozen 2, Rocketman, Dumbo, The Lion King, The Greatest Showman, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Aladdin and more. Roger Emerson has been creating thoughtful and ability appropriate arrangements of this music for many years and he brings his talents as host of this session.

Greg Gilpin
Middle School Shawnee Press

Greg Gilpin has developed the Shawnee Press school catalog into one of the most varied and respected imprints in the industry. With a combination of original music along with copyrighted arrangements from some of America's leading writers, arrangers and educators, there is something for everyone here. Greg hosts this session, offers his insights and engages his contributors for this session.