New RCM Voice Series: Special Offer
May 24, 2019

RCM Voice Series - Complete SetThe Royal Conservatory’s 2019 edition of their acclaimed voice series is NOW HERE!

Featuring a refreshed selection of extraordinary Repertoire, Vocalises, and Recitatives, this series aims to build a solid foundation for well-rounded musical success by integrating appropriate technique at every level and promoting healthy vocal development in young students.

The new 2019 series includes:

  • An exciting variety of songs suitable for students of all levels, ages, and voice types,
  • A holistic approach to encourage best practices in singing, and
  • An online community with access to recordings.

We are pleased to offer a 20% discount on the Complete Set of the new 2019 RCM Voice series books. The 12 books in this set consist of:

The Voice Series Syllabus is available separately (although the 20% discount will be applied if it is purchased in conjunction with the complete set).

This offer is valid until the end of August, 2019.

Please click here to view the details governing the crossover period for the use of the 2012 syllabus to the 2019 syllabus.

Please note that a $15 shipping charge will apply if you would like this set delivered to you (sorry, but we can’t afford to give you a 20% discount plus free shipping :-( ).

Choral Newsletter May 2019
May 13, 2019

Dear choral friends,

Happy spring! We hope that your choral season has been a great success and you are wrapping up or preparing for final concerts. The end of the choral season means that you can start looking forward to exciting plans for next season and, as always, your choral print music specialists at The Leading Note are here to help!

Order through the summer!

To be sure that you are not caught short at your first rehearsal this fall, contact us as soon as possible to place your orders. Let us know when you need the music to arrive to you and we will do everything possible to meet your deadline.
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Music Library Sponsorship: Fundraiser and Community Builder
May 10, 2019

Jackie Hawley

This is a guest post by Jackie Hawley, who has been a regular contributor to Anacrusis, the official journal of the Choral Canada and current board member of Choirs Ontario.  She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa and co-founder of the Nipiit-Katittut – Voices United (NKVU) educational engagement project.


Good ideas should be shared! Here is something that has worked very well for my choirs. I hope you will find this useful for your choir as well.

A few years ago, when my Cantiamo Girls Choir was quite new, we had a local business person offer to make a donation to the choir. We had not solicited this sort of thing at that time in the choir’s development so we were happily inspired to think about how we could recognize our supporters with more than a tax receipt. This person had a favourite piece that we had sung in our concert. I thought that it might be a nice idea to have the donation directed towards covering the cost of buying those scores for the choir. (Read more…)