It is my pleasure to introduce a new resource especially for elementary and middle school music teachers. It is Anthony Glick’s website. If you like what you see, contact Anthony about getting your name on a list to receive an e-mail when he adds new pieces to his site. You can get his information here. … Read More
Give to Our God Immortal Praise
You’ve probably heard about Shenandoah Christian Music Camp, right? It’s a week-long, summer music camp that began in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 2006. It has impacted a lot of people by providing a safe and positive atmosphere for musical and spiritual growth. It’s making such an impact that people are practically beating down the doors to … Read More
Christmas in Velvet
Do you have sweet memories of music you listened to at Christmastime when you were a child? I do. I don’t remember how we got it or why we had it, but I grew up listening to a tape (yes, I’m from that generation) by Derric Johnson’s Vocal Orchestra called “Christmas in Velvet.” When I … Read More
Peace, Perfect Peace
Four years ago this morning, I awoke from the worst night of my life. My brother-in-law, Sheldon Martin, was dead. My wife’s sister Louisa had called the evening before to say that she didn’t know where her husband, Sheldon, was. He had gone canoeing by himself, and she hadn’t heard from him all day. When … Read More
Why Sing Children’s Songs?
If you’ve snooped through the Pilgrim Choral Series or songs like “Joy Medley” or “Roll Away,” you’ve probably noticed that I like to arrange children’s songs. Not only that, some of the children’s song arrangements are meant to be sung only by adult choirs. Why would a choir waste time singing children’s songs when it … Read More
House to house, baking bread?
Crystal Miller wrote the words and music to the song, “Acts 2,” and I arranged it. Listen to her tell the story. In January, 2015, I heard a sermon about a renewed vision for the church. At one point in the message, the end of Acts chapter 2 was used. The “breaking bread from house … Read More
Welcome to the website of Blue Sky Music, the online home for choral compositions and arrangements by Lyle Stutzman. Blue Sky Music exists to glorify God by offering quality, sacred choral music that is accessible, enjoyable, and effective. Some of the best experiences in my life have been spent with choirs. I love choir, and … Read More