Directing the Choral Music Program

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

DESCRIPTION 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.

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher
Author: Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman
Release: 2010-04-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9781135241452
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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.

Choral Music Methods and Materials

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

DESCRIPTION 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.

Building Choral Excellence

Building Choral Excellence
Author: Steven M. Demorest
Release: 2003-04-10
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0195165500
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This is a compact and comprehensive overview of the many teaching methods, strategies, materials, and assessments available for choral sight-singing instruction. It takes the mystery out of teaching music reading. Topics covered include practical strategies for teaching and assessment.

Teaching Kids to Sing

Teaching Kids to Sing
Author: Kenneth H. Phillips
Release: 2012-10-31
Editor: Schirmer Books
Pages: 412
ISBN: 1133958508
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A foundational text in music education, TEACHING KIDS TO SING, 2e delivers a developmental program of exercises and skills to help all students achieve confident, accurate, and expressive singing. Founded on the principle that singing is a "learned" skill and grounded in the latest physiological research, this popular text provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step methodology for energizing the body, breath, ear, voice, and song. Thoroughly revised and updated, the new Second Edition includes a revision of the basic methodology, updated research on young singers, a separate new section on vocal physiology, contemporary music selections, and much more.

Choral Music

Choral Music
Author: James Michael Floyd,Avery T. Sharp
Release: 2019-05-23
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9780429012631
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Choral Music: A Research and Information Guide, Third Edition, offers a comprehensive guide to the literature on choral music in the Western tradition. Clearly annotated bibliographic entries guide readers to resources on key topics within choral music, individual choral composers, regional and sacred choral traditions, choral techniques, choral music education, genre studies, and more, providing an essential reference for researchers and practitioners. Covering monographs, bibliographies, selected dissertations, reference works, journals, electronic databases, and websites, this research guide makes it easy to locate relevant sources. Comprehensive indices of authors, titles, and subjects keep the volume user-friendly. The new edition has been brought up to date with entries encompassing the latest scholarship, and updated references and annotations throughout, capturing the continued growth of literature on choral music since the publication of the second edition.

Basic Techniques of Conducting

Basic Techniques of Conducting
Author: Kenneth Harold Phillips
Release: 1997
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 268
ISBN: STANFORD:36105011409070
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Music. Spiral bound.

Teaching Kids to Sing

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

DESCRIPTION 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."

Choral Music

Choral Music
Author: Avery T. Sharp,James Michael Floyd
Release: 2011
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9780415994194
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This is an annotated bibliography to books, recordings, videos, and websites on choral music. This book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared since publication of the previous edition.

Choral Conducting

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

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Evoking Sound

Evoking Sound
Author: James Mark Jordan
Release: 2009
Editor: G I A Publications
Pages: 466
ISBN: 1579997260
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

DVD contains discussion and demonstration of instrumental and choral conducting techniques by the author and Eugene Migliaro Corporon; in part, animation.

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

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

DESCRIPTION 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.

The Heart of Vocal Harmony

The Heart of Vocal Harmony
Author: Deke Sharon
Release: 2016-07-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781495082818
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Most choirs spend their rehearsal time focusing on notes, rhythms, and precision. They rarely, if ever, discuss a song's meaning and feeling, even though those elements are precisely what draws people to the music in the first place. Thousands of books have been written about choral technique, teaching people how to sing technically well. What sets The Heart of Vocal Harmony apart is its focus on honest unified expression and the process of delivering an emotionally compelling performance. It delves into an underdeveloped vocal topic the heart of the music and the process involved with expressing it. The Heart of Vocal Harmony is not just for a cappella groups it is also for vocal harmony groups, ensembles, and choirs at all levels, with or without instruments. In addition to the process, the book features discussions with some of the biggest luminaries in vocal harmony: composers, arrangers, directors, singers, and groups including Eric Whitacre, Pentatonix, the Manhattan Transfer, and more!

A Novice s Guide to Directing the Church Choir

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

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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

Choral Conducting

Choral Conducting
Author: Colin Durrant
Release: 2003
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 222
ISBN: 0415943574
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Annotation Choral Conductingbegins with an overview of what is involved in leading a choral group. It then examines theories of learning and human behavior, the history of choral music and the conductor's role. The book discusses issues of the conductor-vocalist relationship, the mechanics of singing, rehearsal strategies, and more. A final overview of what makes a successful conductor rounds out this comprehensive guide, making it the perfect college-level text for students of choral conducting, and a resource for teachers and choral conductors.

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy
Author: Frank Abrahams,Paul D. Head
Release: 2017-02-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 776
ISBN: 9780190655099
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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 Music Methods and Materials

Choral Music Methods and Materials
Author: Barbara A. Brinson
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Wadsworth
Pages: 319
ISBN: 0028703111
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Designed for use in choral methods courses for undergraduate music education majors, Choral Music Methods and Materials provides a well-organized and concise introduction to directing choirs and managing choral programs at the middle-school/junior-high and high-school levels. Choral Music Methods and Materials offers an important balance between the practical and the artistic components of successful choral music programs. Topics covered include developing a philosophy of music education; singer recruitment and retention; auditions; curriculum planning and evaluation; repertoire selection; concert programming; rehearsal planning and techniques; score study; classroom management; vocal techniques and musicianship skills; the changing voice; and pop ensembles and musical theatre productions. The new National Standards for Arts Education are addressed, as well as fund-raising, choral parent organizations, budgets, managing the choral library, choosing performance attire, avoiding teacher burnout, and using computer technology in the classroom.

Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning

Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning
Author: Liz Garnett
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781351571937
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

It is a truism in teaching choral conducting that the director should look like s/he wishes the choir to sound. The conductor's physical demeanour has a direct effect on how the choir sings, at a level that is largely unconscious and involuntary. It is also a matter of simple observation that different choral traditions exhibit not only different styles of vocal production and delivery, but also different gestural vocabularies which are shared not only between conductors within that tradition, but also with the singers. It is as possible to distinguish a gospel choir from a barbershop chorus or a cathedral choir by visual cues alone as it is simply by listening. But how can these forms of physical communication be explained? Do they belong to a pre-cultural realm of primate social bonding, or do they rely on the context and conventions of a particular choral culture? Is body language an inherent part of musical performance styles, or does it come afterwards, in response to music? At a practical level, to what extent can a practitioner from one tradition mandate an approach as 'good practice', and to what extent can another refuse it on the grounds that 'we don't do it that way'? This book explores these questions at both theoretical and practical levels. It examines textual and ethnographic sources, and draws on theories from critical musicology and nonverbal communication studies to analyse them. By comparing a variety of choral traditions, it investigates the extent to which the connections between conductor demeanour and choral sound operate at a general level, and in what ways they are constructed within a specific idiom. Its findings will be of interest both to those engaged in the study of music as a cultural practice, and to practitioners involved in a choral conducting context that increasingly demands fluency in a variety of styles.

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning
Author: Richard Colwell,Peter Webster
Release: 2011-11-23
Editor: OUP USA
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780199754342
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This Handbook summarizes the latest research on music learning consisting of new topics and up-dates from the New Handbook of Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford, 2002). Chapters are written by expert researchers in music teaching and learning, creating research summaries that will be useful for practitioners as well as beginning and advanced researchers.

A Guide to Library Research in Music

A Guide to Library Research in Music
Author: Pauline Shaw Bayne
Release: 2008
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0810862115
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A Guide to Library Research in Music introduces the process and techniques for researching and writing about music. This informative textbook provides concrete examples of different types of writing, offering a thorough introduction to music literature. It clearly describes various information-searching techniques and library-based organizational systems and introduces the array of music resources available. Pauline Shaw Bayne has cleanly organized the material in three succinct parts, allowing for three independent tracks of study. Part I treats essentials of the research process. It explains starting point resources like library catalogs, dictionaries, and bibliographies; addresses scholarly documentation, the use of style manuals, and basics of copyright; and provides samples of common written research products. Part 2 develops skills and strategies for library and Internet-based research, describing database structures and library catalogs, subject searching in catalogs and journal indexes, keyword searching techniques, related-record searching and citation databases, and the use of experts, the Internet, and thematic catalogs. In Part 3, Bayne describes music uniform titles and select resources that follow the organization of a music library, such as score collections, books and journals in music literature, and music teaching publications. Each chapter concludes with learning exercises to aid the students' concept application and skill development. Appendixes provide short cuts to specific topics in library organizational systems, including Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification. The concluding bibliography provides a quick overview of music literature and resources, emphasizing electronic and print publications since 2000, but including standard references that all music researchers should know.