Dr. Pearl Shangkuan

Pearl Shangkuan

Pearl Shangkuan is a celebrated choral music conductor, editor, and Director of Choral Activities as well as a professor at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With degrees from prestigious institutions such as Westminster Choir College and Rutgers University, she has conducted choirs around the world, authored articles for music journals and is an advocate for inclusivity and diversity in choral music.

Shangkuan’s work as a conductor and clinician, especially her focus on the performance of music from a wide range of cultures, has been a notable contribution to the choral music field. Pearl Shangkuan’s impressive achievements and commitment to promoting multiracialism in choral music have procured her a well earned place as a respected figure and an inspiration to many aspiring choral music professionals. We are honored to have Pearl Shangkuan serve as Editor for Hinshaw Music.

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4 Christmas Carols That Are Excellent Performance Choices For Your Next Christmas Concert

This remarkable assemblage of Mack Wilberg’s 4 Christmas Carols are well loved Christmastime arrangements that would enrich your winter holiday concert and leave your audience wanting more. This collection of music showcases Wilberg’s skill as an arranger and will be a welcome addition to church choirs’ and choral groups’ Christmas annual playlists.

All four carol arrangements are intended for SATB voicing with piano or small orchestra accompaniment. “Away in a Manger” is the most straightforward arrangement, while “O, Green And Shimmering Tree, Good Day!” and “Fum, Fum, Fum!” are moderately challenging concert pieces. “I Saw Three Ships” is a holiday concert piece that is fairly advanced.

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; A beautiful and Moving Traditional Hymn.

The lyrics to this well-known hymn were first used by the church centuries ago, and the song “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” epitomizes the spirit and the beginning of Advent for many people today. David Schwoebel’s arrangement of this enduring song of praise is evocative and stirring with an alluring and moving keyboard accompaniment.

Considered a medium to advanced choral selection, this piece is well suited an adult community or church choir, university chorus, or even for a sophisticated high school choir high school choir.

Dan Forrest

Dan Forrest

Dan Forrest is a prominent American composer of choral music, known for his innovative and expressive works that have been performed by choirs around the world. Born in 1978, Forrest began his musical career as a pianist before pursuing composition, earning a doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Kansas. Since then, he has become one of the most sought-after choral composers of his generation, with a style that draws from a wide range of influences, from classical to folk and jazz.

One of Forrest’s most celebrated works is his Requiem for the Living, which has been praised for its emotional depth and musical complexity. The piece, which was premiered in 2013, is a powerful meditation on mortality and the human experience, featuring soaring choral lines and haunting melodies. Another notable work by Forrest is Jubilate Deo, a jubilant celebration of global musical traditions that has been performed by choirs in over 30 countries. With a catalog of works that includes choral cycles, hymns, and concertos, Forrest has established himself as a leading voice in contemporary choral music, beloved by audiences and performers alike. 

Tom Shelton

Tom Shelton

Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Sacred Music Department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He is also the director of Children’s and Youth Choirs at Princeton United Methodist Church and conducts the Semi-Tones Ensemble with the Princeton Girl choir Organization. He earned both a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Professor Shelton has a passion for music education in all areas: church, school, and community. He taught middle school choral music in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County for 18 years and was selected Teacher of the Year for both Atkins Middle School and Kernersville Middle School. Professor Shelton is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, having served as the National President (2017-2019) and in various other leadership positions. He has conducted Choral Festivals in Carnegie Hall, Honor Choirs for the Central Division ACDA and Southern Division ACDA, as well as All State and Festival Choirs throughout the United States. Professor Shelton also has over 50 compositions published by various music publishers. He resides in Princeton, NJ. 

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Hinshaw Music Choral Series

Offering compositions appropriate for beginner choirs through the most accomplished ensembles, Hinshaw Music has an exciting selection of choral series music! Cherished favorites, acclaimed masterpieces and contemporary choral works edited by celebrated composers, conductors and arrangers are available for purchase. Browse through the wide-ranging music that Dan Forrest, Sherry Blevins, Frank Ticheli, Jean Ashworth Bartle and André J. Thomas have curated for their own personal choral series. Explore a variety of arrangements within our Accent on Young Voices and National Concert Choral Series.

View all of the diverse sounds and voicing options that our many Hinshaw Music choral series have to offer.

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Children's Choral Music

Hinshaw Music offers a diverse selection of children’s choral and chorus collections appropriate for church and school performances for the holidays and other times of the year. Find arrangements for piano, worship songs, band, orchestra, concert and chorus music.

View our wide-range of kids and young adult choral music to plan your music for the entire year!

André J. Thomas

Andre J. Thomas

Andre J Thomas is a composer known for his choral music, particularly his spiritual arrangements.

His compositions often feature complex harmonies and intricate vocal lines, creating a rich and beautiful sound. Many of his works draw inspiration from African American spirituals and gospel music.

Thomas’ pieces often have powerful lyrics that convey themes of hope, faith, and perseverance. His music is uplifting and moving, and has been performed by choirs around the world.

Thomas is also a skilled conductor and educator, known for his ability to bring out the best in vocal ensembles. His contributions to the world of choral music have been significant and enduring.

Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) is a renowned American composer and conductor. His extensive body of work encompasses orchestral, chamber, choral, and concert band compositions. Many of his band compositions have achieved status as repertoire standards. Ticheli earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in composition from the University of Michigan. Until 2023, he held the position of Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he had been a faculty member since 1991.

Notable accolades for his music include two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Walter Beeler Memorial Prize, and First Prize recognition in various composition competitions, such as the Texas Sesquicentennial Orchestral Composition Competition, Britten-on-the-Bay Choral Composition Contest, and Virginia CBDNA Symposium for New Band Music.

Sherry Blevins

Sherry Blevins

Sherry Blevins is a fresh, new voice in the Hinshaw family. With a zest for life, and passion for music that illuminates the human condition, and a love of nature, she weaves melody with metaphor to create music that feels relevant for our time.

Having a natural aptitude for beautiful, yet accessible lyrical lines and a willingness to bare her soul, her music shouts what others only dare to whisper. Though Sherry spends most of her time composing, her dedication to music education is still apparent in her latest projects which include collaborating with choirs to co-compose and publish new music. After winning multiple awards, first as a career educator and later as a University Supervisor of Student Teachers, Sherry has also won accolades for her composing. 

Blevins is a sought-after clinician, conductor, and adjudicator who has worked with and composed for singers from Italy, China, Canada, and across the United States. Sherry holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Music from Appalachian State University. Her greatest hope is that her music will help others find their truth and inspire them to live their best lives – one song at a time.

A Young Singer's Journey Book

A Young Singer's Journey

By combining theory, ear training, and sight-singing with songs and warm-ups in creative ways, this integrated approach will help your pupils acquire the fundamentals of musical literacy. Each volume includes a workbook as well as online audio access to extension sight-singing and warm-up drills that get more challenging as the series progresses. Online PDFs of flashcard masters created to match the information offered in each workbook as well as other auxiliary products are available.

For each “A Young Singer’s Journey Workbook” in the series, there are also Teacher’s Answer Keys available.

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Romantic American Choral Music – An Anthology

This magnificent book, chosen by the ACDA Publications Committee, highlights underrepresented American Romantic choral composers. David P. DeVenney has meticulously edited outstanding works from this music era and also adds historical commentary.

Every American choral institution will be expected to use “Romantic American Choral Music – An Anthology” as an educational and teaching resource.

Exciting New Choral Music!

Hinshaw Music has exciting new choral arrangements your singers will love performing. New releases for your school choir, community choral society, and church choirs.

Listen to Hinshaw's New Music!

Hinshaw Music is your source for choral sheet music, orchestra and band music, piano music, and so much more. Listen to our new choral selections!

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Langston Dreams by Rosephanye Powell Music Cover
Langston Dreams by Rosephanye Powell Music Cover