Alpha MajorCultivating the complete musician
Alpha Major is a publisher of music theory workbooks and sheet music from todays authors and composers. Alpha Major's mission is to provide
teachers and students with music theory experiences that develop effective
musical analysis abilities and contribute to confidence in performance and
Alpha Major is unique because:
products are developed in the field by experts.
- products go through a
program evaluation process.
- products develop a community of teachers,
Alpha Major and the Alpha Major community of
authors, composers, teachers and students demonstrate that collaboration
improves products, (2) improves musical experiences of participants, and (3)
creates a creative platform for teachers.
Be a part of the Alpha Major community by
clicking Register and joining the Teacher Portal.
About Alpha Major
Wallace and Janet Soller, have worked for over 6 decades as studio and music
classroom teachers, in educational program and event management, and in
scholarly and music publishing. Their classroom teaching expertise spans
preschool through graduate level as well as professional credentialed continuing
In 2003, Karen Wallace was named Texas Teacher of the Year
by the Texas Music Teachers Association. About this same time, Janet Soller
earned her PhD in Education from American University and worked in the nonprofit
and association industry in operations and educational program management. Both
are published authors and have worked in publishing industries.
Karen Wallace and Janet Soller belong to a rich, musical
heritage. Karen holds degrees in music from Southwestern University and a
Masters from the University of Houston. As a teen, Karen was an award winning
pianist and TMTA Gold Medal theory winner. Janet holds music degrees from
Southwestern University and Southern Methodist University and continued with
post graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, and the
Royal Northern College of Music. Their prodigious “short list” of piano
teachers included Drusilla Huffmaster, Julio Esteban, and Marjorie
Based on decades of education, experience, and research,
Karen and Janet:
- Experienced and understood strengths and weakness of
past and current music theory education.
- Identified through practice and
research the needs of customers and students.
- Understand, from a first
person perspective, the demands upon and constraints of music teachers’ time and
- Remain abreast of current upheaval in music
education due to crisis in economy and public schools
Besides traditional publisher
responsibilities, Karen’s interests focus on the importance of music theory in
developing musician and Alpha Major’s relationships with its customers. Please
contact Karen with your ideas about customer relations and teaching music
, Senior Director, Communications, Research &
With Alpha Major’s commitment to meeting the needs of
music teachers, Janet’s responsibilities include developing and improving
products. Please contact Janet directly about opportunities for publishing,
research, evaluation or social media communications.
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