Does Your School Start Before or on Aug 16?

Status Update: Final preparations for Sound Innovations Director’s Choice Edition are going great and we’re still looking forward to the Aug 16 launch! All student books have been through the testing process and we are excited to share this revolutionary technology with you all. Our presses are gearing up to print, ship, and deliver books as early as 10 business days after placing an order.

As a reminder, if your school has already started or will start before your books arrive but you would still like to use the Director’s Choice Edition this year, we have a solution in place to make sure you don’t miss out on customizing your method!

Starting August 16, once you have ordered your books online, a feature in your account will be activated that allows you to download and print the first level of each student book and the first 60 pages of the Teacher’s Score. Your students will have enough materials for up to two months of classes!

We encourage you to visit the Beta site,, which is currently live, and practice customizing your method so you will know exactly what to order when the full site is activated.

As always, thank you for joining in the Sound Innovations revolution!

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2 Responses to Does Your School Start Before or on Aug 16?

  1. Mike Major says:

    We are planning on using your book, but can’t order until September 1 because of budget restraints.

    I have a couple of questions:

    1. Can we order as soon as possible and do a Sept 1 bill? I can’t get a purchase order until Sept 1 because of budget rollover. My district is pretty strict about that.

    2. If we can’t order until Sept 1, can go ahead and make my books and then download copies for my kids to use until we can get everything processed?

    3. Could you lead me somewhere that would explain exactly how the billing process will work going through one of your authorized vendors. I would probably use RBC Music in San Antonio, Texas.


    Mike Major

    • Hi Mike,

      You will be able to download and print the first level of each student book, plus the first 60 pages of the Score, but only after you have placed your order. The only books you can see before ordering are the violin, clarinet and mallet books.

      To place an order, you’ll need a PO, credit card, or P-card. Credit card and P-card orders will be charged immediately, however, PO orders get sent to your selected retailer (in your case, RBC) to be approved first. We recommend you contact your retailer to work with them on the timing of the PO.

      We hope that answers your question. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for being part of the Sound Innovations family!

      -The Alfred Sound Innovations Team

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