• Are you an aspiring Sweet Adeline arranger, looking to get started?
  • Do you need help with the new modules for Level 1 of the Sweet Adelines Arranger Certification Program?
  • Are you a beginning or intermediate Sweet Adeline arranger looking for feedback on your work?
  • Are you frustrated by Finale’s learning curve?

I can help! I’ve been an arranger and Finale user since 1999, and I was a scholarship recipient in the former International Music Arrangers Program. I’ve worked with beginning and intermediate arrangers in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. I can work either over email or via video chat. (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangout). Contact me to discuss your needs. I’d love to work with you.

My book, Arranging Barbershop Harmony, is geared toward the needs of beginning and intermediate arrangers. Purchase it in the online store.
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What readers are saying about Arranging Barbershop Harmony:

“I came across a book on arranging that has been written by Carole Prietto yesterday. I ordered it on line from her and received it immediately! Carole – your book is fabulous and I especially like the ‘Done with Dixie – Inclusion and Music Selection’ chapter…. I am about to start Level 2 of the Southern Cross Region Arrangers Program, and your book is going to be soooo helpful! Thank you”
–Kali Caramia

I’m only at p 26 but I love LOVE it so far. Simple clear straightforward language, a piece at a time, in sensible order, with wee reminders from time to time of something important that you’ve previously said … Looking forward to reading on…!
–Joey Minshall, CMA

LOVE your book Carole!!! You did an outstanding job!!!
–Wendy Hofmann

What a wonderful undertaking you’ve got here! So professionally done, so well-referenced, and so up-to-date, with references on YouTube and the internet. Way to go!!!
–Joan D’Agostino, CMA
–SAI Region 11 Arranger Education Co-Chair

“I am half way so far, but the explanations are clear, concise and well referenced. Rather than saying something that someone else has already said, you refer to their clip. So I do have a lot of references to look up as well. In some cases, your explanation has helped me to understand a clip that I have already seen but didn’t fully understand at the time. I also love how you share your thinking and the decisions you made with the exemplar given. It makes a lot of sense. Thank you for writing this! I can’t wait to see what gems await me in the second half!”
–Rowena Harper

I was able to read through the first half today, Carole. I’m loving it! It’s quite thorough, and I appreciate your generous use of illustrations, examples and external source links. I’m looking forward to reading the rest!
My music theory is decent, but I’ve still lots to learn, and there’s enough new to me in your book to make the purchase well worth it!
P.S. EVERYBODY CONTACT CAROLE IMMEDIATELY AND GET YOUR OWN PERSONAL COPY OF HER ARRANGING BOOK! Oh, and it’s chock full of great music and barbershop education to be of benefit to more than just arrangers!

–Jeanie Correa