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Glenda Austin Glenda Austin Glenda Austin is a recognized composer, arranger, pianist and teacher who writes piano music popular at all levels. Glenda graduated from the University of Missouri (Columbia) with a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in piano performance. As an elementary and high school music teacher, Glenda holds memberships in the Music Teachers National Association, Missouri Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Association, Missouri Music Teachers Association and the Joplin Piano Teachers Association. Glenda is a frequent adjudicator and clinician, having presented workshops for teachers and students throughout the United States as well as Canada and Japan. In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Missouri Southern State University, accompanying jazz and choral groups as well as individual vocal students.   Published by Willis Music Company, many of her compositions appear on state repertoire lists. “Jazz Suite No. 2” and “Sea Nocturne” are perennial favorites on the National Federation list. She has also been commissioned by Clavier magazine and continues to be regularly commissioned by teachers’ organizations across the United States. Because of her association and friendship with William Gillock, renowned composer, she was chosen by Willis to simplify the ever popular New Orleans Jazz Styles as well as arrange it for four-hand duets. Married to high-school sweetheart, David Austin, they are the parents of two grown children, Susan and Scott, and grandparents of Isaac, Eden and Levi. Publications by Glenda Austin
Willis Music Songs Now Available on Hal Leonard's ArrangeMe® Sheet Music Self-Publishing Platform

MILWAUKEE--9.16.21--Arrangers worldwide are now able to self-publish their own sheet music adaptations of Willis Music songs thanks to a new agreement between Willis Music Publishing and Hal Leonard for the publisher’s ArrangeMe platform.

Willis Music Publishing includes a prestigious catalog of compositions and arrangements that have inspired music students and teachers for generations, featuring works by William Gillock, John Thompson, Edna Mae Burnam, Eric Baumgartner, Glenda Austin, Carolyn Miller, Jason Sifford, and more.

Popular titles include “Fountain in the Rain” (Gillock), “Little Flower Girl” (Gillock), “Shooting Stars in Summer” (Naoko Ikeda), and “Tango Espanol” (Miller).

“We are so happy that Willis Music works are available for teachers to adapt to their own styles,” said Kevin Cranley, president of Willis Music. “We know a lot of teachers like creating their own arrangements and now that they can do it and then sell those arrangements to their students and the larger piano market is fantastic.”

Hal Leonard executive vice president Jeff Schroedl adds, “We had received multiple requests from educators asking for the ability to arrange Willis Music titles for other instruments and formats so it’s great that the ArrangeMe platform lets us make that possible now.”

The ArrangeMe platform enables songwriters, composers, and arrangers to publish and sell their sheet music arrangements of popular songs, public domain works, and original compositions through the world's top online sheet music retailers. Via integrations with retailers Sheet Music Plus, Sheet Music Direct, and Noteflight Marketplace, sheet music published through ArrangeMe is available for purchase by millions of musicians worldwide.

Through this free-to-use platform, ArrangeMe empowers participants to earn money for every piece of sheet music sold, while ArrangeMe handles logistics including distribution, copyrighted song licensing, and commission payments. No membership fees, distribution fees, or publishing fees are required to participate in ArrangeMe.

By working together with arrangers, songwriters, consumers, and publishers, ArrangeMe ensures all parties involved in the creation of music are rewarded fairly for their work, and that the music sold through ArrangeMe is readily available to any musician in the world.

ArrangeMe is available online at www.arrangeme.com.