Robin McClellan archive

A Cappella Contest Winner

We received a huge number of high-quality submissions — we were blown away by the talent out there in the Noteflight community. The approaches and styles ranged widely and the arrangers demonstrated amazing imagination and a cappella energy! Our judges Deke Sharon and Roger Emerson carefully considered each submission, and they have selected the winner. […]

A Cappella Noteflight Contest: Top 100 Arrangement!

Noteflight’s exciting series of composition contests moves into a new arena with our first ever A Cappella Contest! Premium or School users can choose from eight of the hottest top songs to arrange for a cappella voices. The winning score will be published by Hal Leonard, and the winner will also receive an exciting audio […]

Teacher Profile: Sloan Williams at Paul L. Dunbar School

Sloan Williams teaches music at Paul L. Dunbar School (K-8) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He and his students were finalists in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest STEM competition in 2014, and received support via a donorschoose.org campaign. Sloan has been teaching music in Connecticut since 1979 and has received several awards and honors for his teaching. […]

Big Band Jazz Composition Contest Winners!

Our judges have listened carefully to each submission, and they have selected the grand prize winner: Haley Woodrow, and two runners-up: Anthony Branca and Colby Barham. Congratulations to these fine composers, and a big thank you to everyone who participated! As with our Video Game Music contest, we were amazed — but not surprised — […]

Teaching Within A Noteflight Community: One Educator’s View

In this article I’ll explore a Noteflight Learn site, in use at a school in New York City. It’s always valuable to share real-world stories of how technology can serve educators and students. Although I’ll be discussing a high school, nearly all of the features are equally useful in elementary grades and college and university […]

User Profile: Ann Gauger, Scientist and Composer

Ann has become an important part of our Noteflight creative community, both musically and in the relationships she has formed with other users. She is an accomplished scientist who studied music early in life, and came back to composing when she discovered Noteflight in 2013. Tell us about your personal and musical background. I first […]

Summer Composition Contest: Workout Music!

Our exciting series of composition contests will continue this fall. But instead of leaving you with a bleak, contest-free summer, we decided to offer something light-hearted as a break from our more serious-minded competitions. It’s a little-known fact that every afternoon, we here at Noteflight engage in a healthy ritual known as the “Seven-minute workout.” […]