Professional Orchestration is the first multi-volume orchestration series from an American publisher that’s been endorsed by winners of the Academy, Grammy, Emmy and Game Audio Network Guild Awards

All the books are oversized (8.25 x 11.0) with full page/full score examples. This common sense approach lets the composer see the technique being taught in context of the whole score.

Professional Orchestration is the first orchestration text to match the book’s musical examples to live orchestral performances found on YouTube which can be found at the Alexander Publishing Online Library.

As part of our Mobile Education Initiative, every Professional Orchestration text is also available as a download PDF as are all the workbooks and MP3s.

Professional Orchestration organizes the techniques and combinations needed for professional writing using The Eight Keys to Learning Professional Orchestration. Volumes 1, 2A and 2B are available for purchase now. Here’s a full list of all the planned volumes:


Professional Orchestration Volumes 1, 2A and 2B are available for purchase now in single titles or bundles from Single titles can also be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore.

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