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In addition to the MusicFirst Exclusive Content Library, we also offer an array of method books, assessments, and lessons as part of our Premium Content Library. These materials can be used in the MusicFirst Classroom, as well as with a number of our integrated software titles.

Premier Performance

Author: 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 Book 1 is available for $199/year and requires a subscription to the MusicFirst Online Classroom and PracticeFirst.

Teaching Music Through Composition: A Curriculum Using Technology

Author: Freedman, Barbara Copyright: Oxford University Press © 2013

Teaching Music Through Composition focuses on teaching students basic music concepts and compositional techniques and has students demonstrate those skills through creating music. Whether music technology is the primary focus of your class or used as a learning unit, this book will show you how it can be done with practical, tried-and-true lesson plans, student assignments, projects, worksheets, and exercises.

Teaching Music Through Composition is available for $36.95/year and requires a subscription to the MusicFirst Online Classroom.

Tradition of Excellence

Author: 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 Book 1 is available for $199/year and requires a subscription to the MusicFirst Online Classroom and PracticeFirst.

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity

Author: Watson, Scott Copyright: Oxford University Press © 2011

The MusicFirst online edition of Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity is intended to provide teachers with valuable information and tools for evoking creativity through technology from their students. Our staff has adapted this resource for the MusicFirst online classroom and software in order to provide model lesson plans teachers can use, expand on or adapt.

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity is available for $36.95/year and requires a subscription to the MusicFirst Online Classroom.