Directing the Choral Music Program

Directing the Choral Music Program
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Author: Kenneth Harold Phillips
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0199371954
Release: 2015-06
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Directing the Choral Music Program, Second Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to developing and managing choral music programs from elementary through high school to adult levels. Broad in scope and practical in orientation, the book is structured around three basic units-the administrative process, rehearsal and performance planning, and choral techniques. In addition to core topics-including recruitment and auditioning, classroom management, vocal development, and curriculum and performance planning-it covers singing pedagogy and its relationship to physical anatomy, the philosophy of choral music education, the history of choral conducting, and the new National Standards for Music Education (2014). The author also presents material on directing show choirs and musicals, teaching sight-reading skills, working with adolescent singers, and organizing choir tours, festivals, and contests.

Choral Conducting

Choral Conducting
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Author: Colin Durrant
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781136071386
Release: 2012-11-12
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Choral Conducting is a resource for singers, teachers, and choral conductors, and a college-level text for students of choral conducting. It also includes an overview of what is involved in leading a choral group and examines theories of learning and human behaviour and the history of choral music together with conductor's role. The book also discusses issues of the conductor-vocalist relationship, the mechanics of singing, rehearsal strategies, and more.

Choral Music Methods and Materials

Choral Music  Methods and Materials
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Author: Barbara A. Brinson,Steven M. Demorest
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1133599664
Release: 2012-12-20
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This essential text provides choral music educators with a well-organized, practical introduction to directing choirs and managing choral programs at the middle-school through high-school level. It offers step-by-step advice on designing and administering a choral program, from curricula to repertoire to performance, and helps instructors develop a personal philosophy of music education. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher
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Author: Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135241445
Release: 2010-04-26
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This textbook prepares Music Education and Choral Conducting majors to be effective middle school and high school choral music teachers. It fully integrates the choral field experience for hands-on learning and reflection and allows the student to observe and teach the book’s principles. It covers the essentials of vocal development, auditions, literature, rehearsals, classroom management, and practical matters.

Getting Started with Middle School Chorus

Getting Started with Middle School Chorus
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Author: Patrick K. Freer
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781607091646
Release: 2009-08-15
Editor: R&L Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New to teaching chorus? If so, you may be filled with anticipation and anxiety. Getting Started with Middle School Chorus is here to point you in the right directions. Like other books in the Getting Started series, there's enough specific information here to get you started and on your way! This second edition of Getting Started with Middle School Chorus gives you new information on working with young adolescent changing voices, designing optimal rehearsals for middle schoolers, managing growing choral programs, and helping youngsters gain musical skills they can carry with them for a lifetime of making music. This practical outline will help build your confidence as you take on the new responsibilities associated with teaching middle school chorus.

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting
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Author: Harold Rosenbaum
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781351673679
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups. Paired with the discussion of practical challenges is a discussion of over fifty key works from the choral literature, with performance suggestions to aid the choral conductor in directing each piece. Dealing with often-overlooked yet vital considerations such as how to work with composers, recording, concert halls, and choral tours, A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting offers a valuable resource for both emerging choral conductors and students of choral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Building Choral Excellence

Building Choral Excellence
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Author: Steven M. Demorest
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780199883134
Release: 2003-04-10
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designed for both the practicing choral director and the choral methods student, this is a compact and comprehensive overview of the many teaching methods, strategies, materials, and assessments available for choral sight-singing instruction. Sight-singing is an important, if sometimes neglected, facet of choral music education that often inspires fear and uncertainty in student and teacher alike. Written in an accessible style, this book takes the mystery out of teaching music reading. Topics covered include the history of sight-singing pedagogy and research, prominent methods and materials, and practical strategies for teaching and assessment. This is the only book to provide such a wealth of information under one cover and will become an essential part of every choral conductor's library.

Beyond Singing

Beyond Singing
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Author: Stan McGill,Elizabeth Volk
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1423420438
Release: 2007
Editor: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Methodology Chorals). Excellence is not something stumbled upon by accident. You won't achieve great things while flailing about in paperwork nor partake of true musical artistry by folly. Success requires a concrete plan of action: a big-picture plan followed by all the little details that, together, create a complex mosaic that forms a beautiful and intricate picture of choral excellence. This practical text offers a wealth of information for running a choral program. The two successful veteran teachers offer advice for dozens of solutions to issues facing the choral director. Includes a CD-ROM of bonus material, an introduction by Paul Salamunovich, and these chapters: 1. GET READY... The Calendar for the Year, The Choir Handbook. 2. GET SET... Preparing for Class, Herhearsal Structure and Techniques, Selecting Literature, Blueprint for Teaching Choral Literature, Effective Classroom Management. 3. GO! Conducting Concert Dos and Don'ts, Memorization, Contests and Festivals, Programming Themes and Variations, Enrichment Opportunities for Students, The Blessing of Added Extras, Identifying Prospective Audiences. 4. AFTER ALL, THEY DO CALL YOU A TEACHER! Grading Policies, Paperwork, Teaching Sight-Reading and Music Literacy. 5. TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Copyright Law for the Choral Director, The Art of the Interview, Teacher Observations and Evaluations, Professional Resources. 6. HOW TO GET ALONG AND PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS Building Your Support System, The Recruitment and Retention of Choir Students, Effective Publicity and Public Relations. HOW TO DO STUFF Fund-Raising, Uniforms, Music Library Organization and Maintentance. 8. HOW TO KEEP THE TAIL FROM WAGGING THE DOG Show, Pop, Jazz, and Swing Choirs, Chamber Singers and Madrigal Groups. 9. WHO SAYS CHOIR IS BORING? Choir Traditions, Fun and Games, Trips, Tours, Parties, and Banquets. 10. ALL THE REST THAT'S FIT TO PRINT... Topics Overlooked in MusEd 101, The Great Miscellany of It All. 11. VAULTING INTO THE BIG LEAGUES VIPs of the Profession, "You Are Cordially Invited...", International Travel Epilogue, Table of Contents for CD Appendix, Index

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy
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Author: Frank Abrahams,Paul D. Head
Pages: 545
ISBN: 9780199373369
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the landscape of choral education changes - disrupted by Glee, YouTube, and increasingly cheap audio production software - teachers of choral conducting need current research in the field that charts scholarly paths through contemporary debates and sets an agenda for new critical thought and practice. Where, in the digitizing world, is the field of choral pedagogy moving? Editor Frank Abrahams and Paul D. Head, both experienced choral conductors and teachers, offer here a comprehensive handbook of newly-commissioned chapters that provide key scholarly-critical perspectives on teaching and learning in the field of choral music, written by academic scholars and researchers in tandem with active choral conductors. As chapters in this book demonstrate, choral pedagogy encompasses everything from conductors' gestures to the administrative management of the choir. The contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy address the full range of issues in contemporary choral pedagogy, from repertoire to voice science to the social and political aspects of choral singing. They also cover the construction of a choral singer's personal identity, the gendering of choral ensembles, social justice in choral education, and the role of the choral art in society more generally. Included scholarship focuses on both the United States and international perspectives in five sections that address traditional paradigms of the field and challenges to them; critical case studies on teaching and conducting specific populations (such as international, school, or barbershop choirs); the pedagogical functions of repertoire; teaching as a way to construct identity; and new scholarly methodologies in pedagogy and the voice.

Choral Conducting

Choral Conducting
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Author: Harold A. Decker,Colleen J. Kirk
Pages: 374
ISBN: 0881338761
Release: 1995
Editor: Waveland PressInc

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Upbeat Downbeat

Upbeat Downbeat
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Author: Sandra Willetts
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0687431913
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Conducting is a multifaceted craft that includes ear training, vocal, training, conducting techniques, rehearsal techniques, performance practice, music theory, and music history--not to mention basic leadership and group dynamics. It can also be an art that will consume a lifetime of study and practice. Many people have skills in some of these areas, but it is the rare person who has mastered every facet of this complex craft. The scope of this book is to address only the physical skills, the one area that most people can master relatively quickly, regardless of their skill level in other areas. * Written for new directors or the director wanting more training * Contains illustrations and diagrams to covey key concepts * Written by one of America's most respected choral conducting instructors * Will help music leaders become more comfortable with this difficult area of music leadership * Will give directors a higher level of confidence with their church choir Maket *Church choir directors * Music directors

A Novice s Guide to Directing the Church Choir

A Novice s Guide to Directing the Church Choir
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Author: Kenneth T. Kosche
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0758607202
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This resource is designed to help those in the parish who direct church choirs but have no formal training directing.

Teaching Kids to Sing

Teaching Kids to Sing
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Author: Kenneth Harold Phillips
Pages: 392
ISBN: UOM:39015025240758
Release: 1992
Editor: Schirmer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The book is organized into two parts. Part I, "The Young Singer," is an introduction to 90 sequential singing exercises detailed in Part II. Here, Phillips provides historical and philosophical perspectives on procedures of vocal training for children and adolescents. Included are discussions on the physiology of the singing voice, proper vocal techniques, the vocal parameters of pitch, registers, and range, and a special section on common vocal disorders and proper vocal hygiene." "Part II, "Vocal Technique for Young Singers," examines aspects of vocal technique by grouping the exercises into five major areas: respiration, the foundation for good singing technique; phonation, developing children's speaking voices as a natural part of voice training; resonant tone production; diction, emphasizing uniform vowels and rapid consonant articulation; and expression, studying how phrasing, dynamic and tempo variation, and mood lead to meaningful interpretation."

Art Science in the Choral Rehearsal

Art   Science in the Choral Rehearsal
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Author: Sharon J. Paul
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780190863791
Release: 2020-03-02
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In recent decades, cognitive neuroscience research has increased our understanding of how the brain learns, retains, and recalls information. At the same time, social psychologists have developed insights into group dynamics, exploring what motivates individuals in a group to give their full effort, or conversely, what might instead inspire them to become free loaders. Art and Science in the Choral Rehearsal explores the idea that choral conductors who better understand how the brain learns, and how individuals within groups function, can lead more efficient, productive, and enjoyable rehearsals. Armed with this knowledge, conductors can create rehearsal techniques which take advantage of certain fundamental brain and social psychology principles. Through such approaches, singers will become increasingly engaged physically and mentally in the rehearsal process. Art and Science in the Choral Rehearsal draws from a range of scientific studies to suggest and encourage effective, evidence-based techniques, and can help serve to reset and inspire new approaches toward teaching. Each chapter outlines exercises and creative ideas for conductors and music teachers, including the importance of embedding problem solving into rehearsal, the use of multiple entry points for newly acquired information, techniques to encourage an emotional connection to the music, and ways to incorporate writing exercises into rehearsal. Additional topics include brain-compatible teaching strategies to complement thorough score study, the science behind motivation, the role imagination plays in teaching, the psychology of rehearsal, and conducting tips and advice. All of these brain-friendly strategies serve to encourage singers' active participation in rehearsals, with the goal of motivating beautiful, inspired, and memorable performances.

Imperfect Harmony

Imperfect Harmony
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Author: Stacy Horn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781616201012
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Algonquin Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“In this one-of-a-kind celebration of singing with others, I’d call her pitch nearly perfect.”—The Atlantic For Stacy Horn, regardless of what is going on in the world or her life, singing in an amateur choir—the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York—never fails to take her to a place where hope reigns and everything good is possible. She’s not particularly religious, and her voice is not exceptional (so she says), but like the 32.5 million other chorus members throughout this country, singing makes her happy. Horn brings us along as she sings some of the greatest music humanity has ever produced, delves into the dramatic stories of conductors and composers, unearths the fascinating history of group singing, and explores remarkable discoveries from the new science of singing, including all the unexpected health benefits. Imperfect Harmony is the story of one woman who has found joy and strength in the weekly ritual of singing and in the irresistible power of song.

Culturally Responsive Choral Music Education

Culturally Responsive Choral Music Education
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Author: Julia T. Shaw
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9780429995293
Release: 2019-08-28
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Culturally Responsive Choral Music Education visits the classrooms of three ethnically diverse choral teacher-conductors to highlight specific examples of ways that culturally responsive teaching (CRT) can enrich choral music education. Principles of CRT are illustrated in contrasting demographic contexts: a choir serving a sizeable immigrant Hispanic population, a choir with an African American classroom majority, and a choir comprised of students who identify with eighteen distinct ethnicities. Additionally, portraits of nine ethnically diverse students illuminate how CRT shaped their experiences as members of these choral ensembles. Practical recommendations are offered for developing a culturally responsive classroom environment.

Choral Conducting Symposium

Choral Conducting Symposium
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Author: Heinz Decker,G. Herford
Pages: 290
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042621560
Release: 1988
Editor: Pearson College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book's six expert contributors, each a professional conductor, relate the necessary steps towards success--from choosing and preparing the music, through rehearsals, to the actual performance. The authors stress the establishment of an effective choral program containing these four ingredients: a conductor with high ideals who elicits the very best from his or her singers; carefully selected music combining poetry and music at the highest levels of sensitivity; an understanding of an enthusiasm for the music; an emphasis on the communicative powers inherent to the choral art.

Choral Music

Choral Music
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Author: Charles W. Heffernan
Pages: 161
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042434469
Release: 1982
Editor: Prentice Hall

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Choral Techniques

Choral Techniques
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Author: Gordon H. Lamb
Pages: 292
ISBN: UOM:39015064228490
Release: 1979
Editor: WCB/McGraw-Hill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses rehearsal techniques, organization, and conducting.

Sounds of the New Deal

Sounds of the New Deal
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Author: Peter Gough
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780252097010
Release: 2015-02-28
Editor: University of Illinois Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

At its peak the Federal Music Project (FMP) employed nearly 16,000 people who reached millions of Americans through performances, composing, teaching, and folksong collection and transcription. In Sounds of the New Deal, Peter Gough explores how the FMP's activities in the West shaped a new national appreciation for the diversity of American musical expression. From the onset, administrators and artists debated whether to represent highbrow, popular, or folk music in FMP activities. Though the administration privileged using "good" music to educate the public, in the West local preferences regularly trumped national priorities and allowed diverse vernacular musics to be heard. African American and Hispanic music found unprecedented popularity while the cultural mosaic illuminated by American folksong exemplified the spirit of the Popular Front movement. These new musical expressions combined the radical sensibilities of an invigorated Left with nationalistic impulses. At the same time, they blended traditional patriotic themes with an awareness of the country's varied ethnic musical heritage and vast--but endangered--store of grassroots music.