See-a-dot Music Publishing, Inc.
The best choral music you’ve never heard
I’ve always felt bothered by our culture’s general resistance to new music. Even as a composer, I’ve had people ask me to write pieces that weren’t too “weird”, and I get it: there’s a lot of worry around a new piece. But I also know tons of composers making some of the most beautiful, interesting, and profound music I’ve heard. When I started conducting, I went straight to those composers and asked if they had music for choir. They did, and it was great.
I realized there were even more composers out there writing brilliant music that conductors would love to perform if they knew it existed. That’s why I started See-A-Dot Music Publishing: I wanted to make it easy for conductors to find new music they’ll love and help composers get the recognition they deserve. This is a 21st century business created by conductors and composers to support like-minded music lovers. I think you’ll agree – we are a different sort of publisher.
– Fahad, See-A-Dot Music Publishing Director
What Makes Us Different
We Don’t Take Junk
We won’t take the mediocre or “pretty good” either. There’s a lot of new music out there, and conductors often hesitate to program it for fear that it’s too weird, too difficult, and their audiences won’t like it. Each piece in our catalog is individually selected because we thought it was beautiful, fascinating, fun to sing, and insanely great. We think your singers and audience will love them too.
Digging through catalogs is time-consuming work. Get in touch with us and we’ll help you find a piece that fits the needs of your ensemble, even if it’s not in our catalog. Ask for a recommendation HERE.Hear and See It First – We offer substantial previews and high quality recordings of each piece, and if a recording doesn’t exist, we go into the studio and make it.
No Minimum Orders
Many conductors want perusal copies of scores to keep on file, and the majority are honest and respectful of the composer’s work. We don’t want to inconvenience everyone because a few people break the rules.
Never Wait for Your Order
This is the 21st century: nothing should be on back order or out of stock. Every piece in our catalog is available immediately for ePrint and can also be printed and shipped on demand within a week of the order.
Our catalog is small but we make it available to everyone by creating multiple arrangements of each piece (when possible) to suite different ensemble types and difficulty levels. Don’t be afraid to ask us for an arrangement!
Not only do we accept unsolicited submissions, we also listen to every single one. If we choose not to publish it, we will always offer a positive and constructive critique of the piece. Submit your work HERE.
“Looking through the See-A-Dot Catalog felt like opening presents at Christmas! ”Matt Oltman, Conductor Emeritus of Chanticleer
“I was most pleased to come across this resource for innovative and high quality new music. ”Thomas Holm, Conductor at Northwestern College
“I'm a bit wonky for new choral music and this site grabbed my interest right away. ”Stacy Weger, Director of Choral Activities, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
“Working with See-A-Dot Music has already given me some very good, new, ideas for both repertoire and composers to explore. ”Bill Skoog, Director of Choral Studies, Rhodes College
“It is so challenging to find new repertoire that is not 'the same old stuff' and I am grateful See-A-Dot Music is out there making it more accessible to all of us.”Julie Haydon, Director of Cantare Children's Choirs of Oakland