Sonic Crossroads was founded by Kathryn Woodard as an initiative to explore the intersection of sound worlds. The initiative has supported a wide range of activities including composer residencies, recordings, research, and event reviews. Since 2015 we have focused on pedagogy and the publication of sheet music that introduces students of all ages to new and unfamiliar styles of music.

We are excited to announce our new title: 

"I'm a Big Red Bird" 

A children's song and piano lesson book. View the first set of video tutorials here

Watch Lisa Neher sing the song here

Listen to a recent collaboration with Christman Opera Company,

Spirit Suite by Sharon J. Willis:

Listen to "Mountain Stream" by Qin Qian:

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Listen to Three Sonatinas for clarinet and piano by Turkish composer Ilhan Usmanbas:

Kathryn Woodard, piano with Christy Banks, clarinet

Listen to Kathryn's performance of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces:

Find links to purchase this and many other scores here



Use the contact button to schedule a first lesson, and we have new links to register for our online classes!

Learn about Ottoman composer Leyla Saz and listen to her Victory March from 1908 in several arrangements. This work is featured on ...And We Were Heard in a performance by Jacob Wallace and the South Dakota State University Wind Ensemble (also available in the audio player below). Peruse instrumental arrangements available for purchase here


 Check out the video pages for the Anthology of Turkish Piano Music:

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III


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