S1E5: Finding New Music: Being A Repertoire Detective

4 best sources for quality repertoire and how to use them

1. Repertoire lists

2. Member-contributed content sites

3. A shortlist of quality publishers (not the usual suspects!)

4. Self-published composers

Template for your own repertoire list

4 do's and don'ts of researching repertoire

  1. Don't just research pieces and composers you already know
  2. Don't just listen to one recording
  3. Do listen all the way through
  4. Do look at the score

Action Steps

  1. Start your own repertoire list. Download the template and start entering pieces you've done and pieces you're considering for your ensemble.
  2. Visit a publisher you haven't heard of before and go through the detective process. Select a piece you don't know that's at your ensemble's level and listen through with the score. Add it to your repertoire list.

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