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 A Song of Night SATB Gloria Fanfare SSA, a capella, with optional accompaniment Gloria Fanfare 1:50 Mixed Chorus Hodie (Hodie Christus Natus Est) TB How Can I Keep From Singing Unison Chorus Jingle Bells(arr.) Two-part Chorus Jingle Bells(arr.) Three-part Mixed, optional Baritone Voices, Piano Let Beauty Awake! SSA, accompanied Let Nature SingSolo Songs for The Developing Treble Voice Treble Voice and Piano May Our Music Never Die Two-part Chorus Music, Lead the Way! 3:21 SSA Music, Lead the Way! 3:21 SATB Night Winds Two-part Chorus Our Song Of Peace SA, accompanied Salaam Aleikum(arr.) Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Optional Bass, Optional Tenor 2, Optional Percussion Simplifying Our Sight ReadingA resource for directors of beginning sight readers Voice Simplifying Our Sight ReadingSupplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Bass Clef Bass Clef Voice Simplifying Our Sight ReadingSupplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Treble Clef Voice with Piano Star of Light 3:17 Men’s Chorus The Dawn’s Awake! Tenor div, Bass, Piano The Rhythm ReaderSupplemental Exercises for SOS: Simplify our Sightreading The Star-Spangled Banner(arr.) 1:06 SATB The West-Country Lover Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Bass, Tenor 2 There Will Come Soft Rains Two-part Chorus There Will Come Soft Rains Three-part Chorus Three Latin Songs Tenor 1, Optional Tenor 2, Bass What Child Is This? TB, opt 2nd tenor, accompanied What Child Is This?(arr.) SATB Wishing Star Unison Chorus