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.

(Cover image above is of Temple Bells in Chiang Mai, Thailand)

We are excited to announce our new title, the children's book and song: 

"I'm a Big Red Bird" 

View the tutorial video for the easiest black-key version:

Here is the next tutorial for the melody played on white keys:


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


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

Find links to purchase this and many other scores here



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

Please consider registering your piano student for our new piano exams as a means to promote global piano repertoire. 


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

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III


View one of our featured titles, "Victory March" by Leyla Saz here.

And listen to the new recording of "Victory March" arranged for wind ensemble by Kathryn Woodard and performed by the South Dakota State University Wind Ensemble (Jacob Wallace, cond.) in the Audio Player below


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