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
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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: 2009-12-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781135241452
Language: en
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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
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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
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0195165500
Language: en
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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.

Things They Never Taught You in Choral Methods

Things They Never Taught You in Choral Methods
Author: Nancy Smirl Jorgensen
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 124
ISBN: UOM:49015002531151
Language: en
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Hours of college methods can only begin to prepare you for the realities of the music classroom. Only experience will teach you some of the material never mentioned in methods classes, and this handbook will be an enormous practical guide to help you with

Cantabile

Cantabile
Author: Katharin Rundus
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781540023650
Language: en
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(Pavane Publications). This vocal pedagogy textbook breaks the mold. Filled with anatomical drawings, pictures, graphs and valuable vocal exercises, this book is wisely and attractively organized. Plus, every chapter includes a section specifically for the choral director!

Prescriptions for Choral Excellence

Prescriptions for Choral Excellence
Author: Shirlee Emmons,Constance Chase
Release: 2006-02-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199884650
Language: en
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In shaping choral tone, directors often wish to improve the sound of their choir, but are challenged to pinpoint underlying problems or to guide singers toward solutions. Now, in Prescriptions for Choral Excellence, skilled vocal pedagogue Shirlee Emmons and leading choral director Constance Chase equip choral directors with the practical tools they need to help singers achieve peak choral performance. Drawing on years of experience, Emmons and Chase help choral directors and singers effectively diagnose and resolve problems. They cover topics ranging from breath management and diction to range and intonation, and much more. Beyond describing vocal difficulties, the book provides concrete instructions on how to apply the concepts in day-to-day rehearsal and performance. The numerous practical exercises and planning aides allow directors to maximize both time and talent to elicit the highest potential from their singers. While grounded in the most up-to-date research in voice science, the discussion of vocal anatomy and function is accessible to readers with no previous knowledge of voice science. Going beyond other vocal and choral guidebooks, the authors also apply the most current theories in leadership principles and group dynamics to choral settings, helping directors translate their natural musicality and charisma into inspiring and motivational leadership. A comprehensive and unique blend of practical expertise, voice science, and leadership psychology, Prescriptions for Choral Excellence is an invaluable guide for all choral directors seeking to create memorable and remarkable performances.

Choral Music

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

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
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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.

Choral Conducting

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

Choral Music
Author: Avery T. Sharp,James Michael Floyd
Release: 2011
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 377
ISBN: 9780415994194
Language: en
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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.

Teaching Kids to Sing

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

Staging Musicals for Young Performers

Staging Musicals for Young Performers
Author: Maria C. Novelly,Adele Firth
Release: 2004
Editor: Meriwether Pub
Pages: 229
ISBN: UOM:39015057490198
Language: en
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A total reference for producing a show with inexperienced actors from ages six to fifteen.

Choral Conducting

Choral Conducting
Author: Colin Durrant
Release: 2017-10-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781134815739
Language: en
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Choral Conducting: Philosophy and Practice, Second Edition is an updated resource for conductors and singers alike, a college-level text for students of choral conducting that considers conducting and singing from a holistic perspective. This singer-friendly and voice-healthy approach examines the rehearsal environment alongside its musical performance counterpart. The author explores what is involved in leading a choral group, examining theories of learning and human behavior to understand the impact choral conductors have on the act of singing. Divided into two main parts—Philosophy and Practice—the text begins with an historical look at conducting, exploring questions of why people sing and why they sing together, and ultimately presents the application of this philosophy, showing how a conductor’s gestures and patterns can influence vocal outcomes. In addressing how singers learn and respond to choral music, as well as how conductors communicate with singers in rehearsal and performance, Choral Conducting turns an eye to learning how we learn and the role successful choral conductors play in motivating singers, developing healthy singing habits, and improving individual and ensemble vocal quality—all with the aims of enhancing musical understanding. New to this edition: Updated diagrams, photos, and musical examples Revised sample choral programs Increased consideration of the orchestral conductor A renewed focus on the intersections of learning, health and well-being, and the social perspective, supported by new and recent research

The Heart of Vocal Harmony

The Heart of Vocal Harmony
Author: Deke Sharon
Release: 2016-07-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781495082818
Language: en
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(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
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This resource is designed to help those in the parish who direct church choirs but have no formal training directing.

Creating Black Americans

Creating Black Americans
Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Release: 2006
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9780195137552
Language: en
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Enhanced by nearly 150 images of painting, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and other work by black artists, offers a survey of African American history which covers the predominant political, economic, and demographic conditions of black Americans.

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
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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.

Evoking Sound

Evoking Sound
Author: James Mark Jordan
Release: 2009
Editor: G I A Publications
Pages: 466
ISBN: 1579997260
Language: en
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DVD contains discussion and demonstration of instrumental and choral conducting techniques by the author and Eugene Migliaro Corporon; in part, animation.

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
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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.