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Composer Spotlight: GARY GACKSTATTER

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Gary Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter has been with C. Alan Publications since 2004, bringing his unique voice to our band and orchestra catalogs. He is an active artist, composer, conductor, clinician, performer, and teacher, inspiring all who come into contact with him. One of his most recent projects is "The Spark: Notes from the Podium," which he wrote with his friend and colleague Ron Sikes. This is a wonderful resource for current and future directors that will energize & inspire generations of educators.

The Spark: Notes from the Podium

Composer Spotlight: JAY COLES

We are thrilled to welcome Jay Coles to the C. Alan Publications catalog. Jay has exploded onto the concert band scene in the past few years, writing music for young bands that is unique, yet accessible. We expect to see great things out of him in the coming years. Check out his newest publication for [...]

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Composer Spotlight: DAVE HALL

Composer, percussionist & educator Dave Hall has quickly amassed an impressive catalog of works for solo marimba, percussion duet, and percussion ensemble (from 3 players up to 13). He has a unique, instantly recognizable sound in his compositions that grabs the audience and performers immediately. You can always expect inventive sound combinations in his scoring [...]

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Composer Spotlight: Bruce Tippette

We are thrilled to welcome Bruce Tippette to the C. Alan Publications catalog. Bruce is a composer, pianist, and educator whose compositions for both choral & instrumental ensembles have been performed across the United States. In addition to his concert works, Tippette has composed original compositions for choreographers, film, and has co-composed music for a children's musical. Please take [...]

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Composer Spotlight: Joshua V. Hinkel

We are thrilled to welcome  Joshua Hinkel to the C. Alan Publications catalog. Josh serves as the Associate Director of Bands at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina. Ensembles under his direction have received superior ratings at festivals as well as numerous regional, state and circuit championships. His works for concert band are infused with maturity [...]

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