Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., the world leader in music education products since 1922, is dedicated to helping people experience the joy of making music. With hundreds of expert authors and composers backed by a talented staff in six offices worldwide, Alfred publishes educational, reference and performance pieces for teachers, students and performers spanning every musical instrument and style.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes works from the National Guitar Workshop, Studio 4 Productions, the Dover Music catalog, Faber Music, and Myklas Music Press. Alfred is the world's largest educational music publisher, with over 15,000 active print, video (DVD, VHS/PAL), software, general MIDI, audio CD and enhanced CD titles in circulation throughout the world.
In 2002, the Expressions Music Curriculum™ was launched. It encompasses a comprehensive and interconnected music education curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 8. Expressions Music Curriculum™ is the only fully integrated K-8 music program on the market, and the only music program that is both literacy-driven, and based on the National Standards for Music Education. Expressions Music Curriculum™was developed by a team of internationally acclaimed musicians, educators, and composers who bring their pedagogical expertise and musical talent to the design of a school music curriculum.
Expressions Music Curriculum™ components are Music Expressions™ (K-8), Band Expressions™ Books One & Two, and Orchestra Expressions™ Books One & Two.