Life of an Editor: Recording

Today’s post is 0% about classical piano literature, but recording is pretty central to my job and some of the other publishing I work on. Since I’ve made seven trips to the recording studio in the last three weeks, this seems like a good time to talk about it. Hal Leonard led the sheet music... Continue Reading →

Life of an Editor: Working on Gershwin’s Three Preludes

Every once in a while I get to work on a project that’s really exciting, and the recently released new edition of George Gershwin’s Three Preludes, which I co-edited with Richard Walters, sits definitively in that camp. I’ve always loved the music of Gershwin, and any new edition of a piece means some heavy-lifting editorial... Continue Reading →

Life of an Editor: Paging

At a certain stage of the production process of a publication, all the elements of the book – the music, title page, table of contents, and other designed elements – exist as pages without definitive page numbers, and now have to be put together in a way that makes sense for the end user while... Continue Reading →

Life of an Editor: Working on Bonjour, Piano!

Bonjour, Piano!, a five-volume leveled series of French piano literature, represents the most all-encompassing editorial work I’ve done at Hal Leonard. The project provided an outlet for my natural curiosity in seeking out obscure music. During an initial brainstorm about a leveled series of French piano music, Rick Walters and I wrote down names of... Continue Reading →

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