ACB Connects! January 31, 2021, 4pm Eastern

"Benefits of ACB Membership: Spotlight on NAXOS Music Library”

  • Welcome and comments by ACB President-Elect Gail Brechting
  • Presentation of NAXOS Music library by  Sales & Support Associate for Naxos of America John Sells
  • Review other ACB benefits by ACB Membership Chair Sarah McElfresh
  • Session Moderator:  ACB Journal  Editor and chair of the ACB Connects! committee Nancy Michalek

Having used Naxos Music Library throughout his time in college at Middle Tennessee State University, and now working with Naxos, John Sells will discuss the numerous features and benefits that are included in the educational streaming database.  Join the ACB Connects! session to find out more about features like guided tours through musical eras, musical term dictionary, linkable metadata, playlisting capabilities, work analyses, composer biographies, and so much more.  

John SellsJohn Sells is a Music Industry graduate from Middle Tennessee State University and has been working with Naxos of America, Inc. since 2018.  Handling all US institutional subscriptions, he works with higher education, school districts, public libraries, professional music organizations, and more to provide patrons with Naxos Online Libraries, a collection of educational music streaming resources.  As a founding member of the Music City Brass Ensemble, John enjoys playing French horn and making music in a variety of ways, both in performance and recording.

Sarah McElfreshSarah McElfresh is the National Membership Chair for ACB as well as the webmaster and chair of the Young Composers Composition Contest. She currently plays the Euphonium with the Peninsula Concert Band in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.  She has been involved with community bands in several states for almost 40 years having started by carrying the banner in parades at a young age before becoming a musician.  Sarah also founded the Heart of Virgina Community Band in central Virginia with her husband Scott.


Information about NAXOS Music Library

Information about ACB Benefits

Other Links mentioned by presenters or by participants in the chat.