Directing the Choral Music Program Book

Directing the Choral Music Program


  • Author : Kenneth Harold Phillips
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-06
  • Genre: Choirs (Music)
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0199371954

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Directing the Choral Music Program Excerpt :

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 Book

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher


  • Author : Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-04-26
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135241452

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Becoming a Choral Music Teacher Excerpt :

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.

Things They Never Taught You in Choral Methods Book

Things They Never Taught You in Choral Methods


  • Author : Nancy Smirl Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Choirs (Music)
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002531151

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Things They Never Taught You in Choral Methods Excerpt :

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

Teaching Choral Music Book

Teaching Choral Music


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Education
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002054691

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Co-published by MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Provides a framework for sequential instruction, model lessons, and recommendations for ensuring high-quality choral experiences. This book was developed by the MENC Task Force on Choral Music Course of Study for teachers of choral music programs in grades 4-12 and is recommended for text adoption.

Building Choral Excellence Book

Building Choral Excellence


  • Author : Steven M. Demorest
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2003-04-10
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 0195165500

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Building Choral Excellence Excerpt :

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.

Choral Music  Methods and Materials Book

Choral Music Methods and Materials


  • Author : Barbara A. Brinson
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2012-12-20
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285415406

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Choral Music Methods and Materials Excerpt :

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.

Choral Music Book

Choral Music


  • Author : James Michael Floyd
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-23
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429012631

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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.

Choral Music Book

Choral Music


  • Author : Avery T. Sharp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415994194

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Choral Music Excerpt :

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.

Upbeat Downbeat Book

Upbeat Downbeat


  • Author : Sandra Willetts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 0687431913

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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 Practical Guide to Choral Conducting Book

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting


  • Author : Harold Rosenbaum
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351673679

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A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting Excerpt :

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 Book

Choral Conducting


  • Author : Harold A. Decker
  • Publisher : Waveland PressInc
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 0881338761

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Teaching Kids to Sing Book

Teaching Kids to Sing


  • Author : Kenneth Harold Phillips
  • Publisher : Schirmer
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015025240758

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Teaching Kids to Sing Excerpt :

"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."

The Heart of Vocal Harmony Book

The Heart of Vocal Harmony


  • Author : Deke Sharon
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781495082818

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The Heart of Vocal Harmony Excerpt :

(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!

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy Book

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy


  • Author : Frank Abrahams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190655099

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The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy Excerpt :

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.

A Novice s Guide to Directing the Church Choir Book

A Novice s Guide to Directing the Church Choir


  • Author : Kenneth T. Kosche
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 0758607202

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A Novice s Guide to Directing the Church Choir Excerpt :

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