Teaching Choral Music

Teaching Choral Music

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Intended for Choral Conducting, Secondary Choral Music Methods and Materials, and Secondary Music Education Method courses at the junior/senior undergraduate level. Part I of the text is suitable for a freshman level Introduction to Music Education course and helps to build strong foundations for success. Part II relates the nuts and bolts of the profession (how to teach). Part III aids in structuring your responsibilities. One of the most comprehensive, user-friendly and practical textbooks for choral methods classes, this authoritative guide offers a sequential, organized plan of approach to teaching choral music that explores the foundation principles and methods of the discipline, covers the nuts and bolts of the profession, and helps students learn to structure administration and organization responsibilities to promote long, complete, and satisfying careers.show more

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  • Hardback | 509 pages
  • 170.18 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130813567
  • 9780130813565

Table of contents

(NOTE:Each chapter concludes with Study Projects, Thoughts for Contemplation and Discussion, and a comprehensive Bibliography.)I. BUILDING FOUNDATIONS. 1. The European Roots of Choral Music. 2. Choral Music in America. 3. Developing a Philosophical Basic for Teaching Choral Music. 4. Developing a Strategy for Teaching Choral Music. 5. Characteristics of a Master Teacher. 6. Understanding the Adolescent. 7. Historical Approaches to Training the Changing Voice. 8. Classes with Emphasis on Performance. 9. Classes without Emphasis on Performance. II. TEACHING. 10. Dealing With Adolescent Voices in the Music Classroom. 11. Proper Vocal Technique for Adolescent Voices. 12. Teaching Music Literacy, An Imperative. 13. The Unique Sound of Adolescents Singing Together. 14. Getting the Most Out of Rehearsal. 15. Discipline Is a Discipline. III. ADMINISTERING. 16. Teaching Music Is Not Just Teaching Music. 17. The Choral Environment: Building and Buying for Learning. Appendix A. Suppliers of Choral Music, Materials and Equipment. Appendix B. Choral Literature for Middle-Level Grades. Appendix C. Choral Literature for High School Choirs. Appendix D. Multicultural Choral Music. Appendix E. Sight-Reading Methods. Appendix F. Web Sites Useful to Choral Music Educators. Index.show more

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