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.

Kathryn continues to offer beginning classes featuring her new instruction book: 

"I'm a Big Red Bird" 

A children's song and piano lesson book by Kathryn Woodard. View the first set of video tutorials along with a performance of the song by Lisa Neher.

Register for Piano Music from Around the World - an open enrollment course for students of all ages.

Weekly classes starting February 2, 2021, through May 11

View the description and all of our class options 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



View the ★★★★★ reviews for our recent Lessons with Big Red Bird class!

New student videos are featured on the Exam Repertoire page - please consider submitting one of your own! We are posting new blogs with content for our classes - check out the Blog Page!

Use the contact button to schedule a first lesson, and we have new descriptions 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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