Comprehensive Choral Music Education

Comprehensive Choral Music Education

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This book will cover rehearsal techniques, conducting, development of choral tone, selection of music, diction, administration of choral programs as well as junior high and middle school concerns, and will provide strategies for comprehensive, aesthetic education through choral more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 159.8 x 236.5 x 21.6mm | 656.9g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130452874
  • 9780130452870

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For those who aspire to be involved in choral music, whether as students or in-service educators, this volume offers a wealth of practical and easy-to-implement techniques and guidelines. Based in part on the author's more

Table of contents

Introduction. A Career in Choral Music Education. The Purpose of This Book. The Organization of This Book. 1. Building Tone. Introduction. The Vocal Mechanism. Warm-Ups. Diction. Collective Choral Tone. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 2. Rehearsal Planning and Techniques. Introduction. Rehearsal Planning. Rehearsal Communication. Diagnosing Choral Problems. Teaching Music Reading. Junior High Issues. Evaluating Rehearsal Technique. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 3. Developing Conducting Skill. Introduction. Developing Clear Conducting Gestures. Expressive Conducting. Evaluating Conducting Technique. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 4. Performance. Introduction. Preconcert Rehearsals. Logistical Concerns. Program Building. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 5. The Score. Introduction. Selecting Music. Analyzing the Choral Score. Score Study Applications. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 6. Style in Choral Singing. Introduction. The Renaissance (1450-1600). The Baroque Period (1600-1750). The Classical Period (1775-1825). The Romantic Period (1825-1900). Twentieth-Century Music. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 7. Administrating the Choral Music Education Program. Introduction. Organizational Principles. Organizing the Comprehensive Choral Music Education Program. Recruitment. Budget. Purchasing Choral Music. Fund-Raising. Scheduling. The Choral Library. Wearing Apparel. Parents Organization. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 8. Planning for Special Events and Specialized Ensembles. Introduction. Contests and Competition. Clinics and Festivals. Tours and Travel. Specialized Ensembles. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 9. Comprehensive Choral Music Education. Introduction. Developing a Personal Philosophy of Choral Music Education. Choral Music in the United States. The Basic Principles of Comprehensive Choral Curriculum. Summary. Questions. Suggested Reading. 10. The Choral Profession. Introduction. Student Teaching. Securing your First Position. Professional Growth and Development. Ethics. Discipline. Research in Choral Music Education. The Future of the Profession. Summary. Questions. Suggested more

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