Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

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Emily Crocker

Vice President of Choral Publication, Hal Leonard Corporation, Milwaukee, WI; Founder and artistic director of the Milwaukee Children's Choir Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Honors and awards: ASCAP awards for concert music

Prior publications: Numerous choral arrangements and collections

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Selected song materials and wrote lessons for Spotlight on Performance sections, Student Book and Teachers Edition.
  • Advised author and editorial teams on song selections for Grades K-8.
  • Advised recording teams on vocal sound; supervised and reviewed recordings.
  • Contributed to overall planning and lesson design for Spotlight on Performance sections, and for many aspects of the series as a whole.

Areas of interest/expertise: Vocal development; elementary and middle school choral techniques; composing and arranging for the young voice