Laura Farnell is a choral composer, clinician, accompanist, and adjudicator from Arlington, Texas. After graduating summa cum laude from Baylor University with her Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music (with a piano emphasis), Laura taught elementary music for two years in Mansfield, Texas, followed by eight years of teaching junior high choir in Arlington, Texas. She was honored by both of her schools with Teacher of the Year awards in 2000 and 2003, and she received an Excellence in Education Award in 2004 as the Arlington Independent School District’s outstanding junior high teacher of the year.
Laura presently serves as an invited clinician for district, region, and state honor choirs across the country. She also presents workshops and music reading sessions for choir directors at both district and state levels. She has served as a clinician and/or presented at music conferences in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. A prolific composer, she especially enjoys writing and arranging music for middle school choirs. She is represented by several music publishers with more than sixty choral compositions in print. She is the co-author of the SOS Sight-singing Method Book published by BriLee Music.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation The Dawn’s Awake! BL819 3:00 Tenor div, Bass, Piano Gloria Fanfare BL510 SSA, a capella, with optional accompaniment Gloria Fanfare BL980 :1:50 Mixed Chorus Hodie (Hodie Christus Natus Est) BL541 TB How Can I Keep From Singing BL650 Unison Chorus Jingle Bells(arr.) BL838 3:15 Two-part Chorus Jingle Bells(arr.) BL878 3:15 Three-part Mixed, optional Baritone Voices, Piano Let Beauty Awake! BL595 SSA, accompanied Let Nature Sing
Solo Songs for The Developing Treble Voice
BLB008 Treble Voice and Piano May Our Music Never Die BL730 Two-part Chorus Music, Lead the Way! CM9276 3:21 SSA Music, Lead the Way! CM9294 3:21 SATB Night Winds BL658 SA, accompanied Our Song Of Peace BL621 3:59 SA, accompanied The Rhythm Reader
Supplemental Exercises for SOS: Simplify our Sightreading
BL836 Salaam Aleikum(arr.) CM9246 Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Optional Bass, Optional Tenor 2, Optional Percussion Simplifying Our Sight Reading
A resource for beginning sight readers
BLB009 Simplifying Our Sight Reading
Supplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Bass Clef
BLB011 Bass Clef Simplifying Our Sight Reading
Supplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Treble Clef
BLB010 Treble Clef A Song of Night CM9253 SATB The Star-Spangled Banner(arr.) BL985 :1:06 SATB Star of Light CM9487 :3:17 Men’s Chorus There Will Come Soft Rains CM9055 Two-part Chorus Three Latin Songs BL740 Tenor 1, Optional Tenor 2, Bass The West-Country Lover BL709 2:35 Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Bass, Tenor 2 What Child Is This? BL594 TB, opt 2nd tenor, accompanied What Child Is This?(arr.) BL686 SATB Drag Here to Add To List There Will Come Soft Rains CM9547 Three-part Chorus Wishing Star BL992 Unison Chorus