New Music Friday: Jingle Bells Gone Wrong

For our Christmas in July week, we have a new holiday string orchestra title from Mark Barnard.

Jingle Bells Gone Wrong: A Shocking Set of Variations for String Orchestra provides an educational and entertaining opportunity to explore this seasonal favorite set in minor mode and five highly-stylized variations. The result holiday fun for both students and audience. Sleigh Bells and optional Drum Set add to the performance experience.

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About Mark Barnard

As a music educator, Mark Barnard has directed school and youth orchestras throughout the country, served as an educational guest conductor, clinician and presenter at state conventions and the American String Teachers National Conference. As a composer, arranger, and music editor, Mark Barnard has created numerous instrumental, choral and keyboard publications. His compositions and arrangements for educational orchestras have been featured and performed at the Midwest Clinic, Interlochen Center for the Arts and many conventions and festivals worldwide. A graduate of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the New England Conservatory, Mark studied under artistic directors Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Lewis and Michael Tilson Thomas in the orchestra at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and was a member of the artistic and administrative team with Michael Tilson Thomas that launched the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.

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