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The Choral Conductor's Companion - Book

Rehearsal Techniques, Imaginative Ideas, Quotes and Facts

Editor: Brian Winnie

Item #: 10339     Status: Available

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Compiled and Edited by Brian J. Winnie

One hundred powerful rehearsal techniques and ideas passionately shared by leading expert choral pedagogues, composers, conductors, vocologists, music therapists, researchers, speech-language pathologists, studio teachers, and professional practitioners. Each quick-to-read, insightful article includes fascinating facts about famous composers and conductors, thoughtful motivational quotes, and suggested additional reading selections. It’s an excellent university text and  “go-to” source for choral conductor-teachers at all levels. Sample topics include:

  • "Useful Compositional Techniques for Directors," Jeffery L. Ames, Professor; Belmont University
  • "The Yin and Yang of Vocal Sight-Reading," Michele L. Henry, Professor; Baylor University
  • "Five Steps for Planning and Rehearsing Repertoire," Patrick K. Freer, Professor; Georgia State University
  • "Teacher Talk," Jessica Nápoles, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
  • "Choral Resonance: Sound, Science, Spirit," Amanda Quist, Director of Choral Activities; University of Miami
  • "Conductor vs. Cooking Appliance: Creating Meaning through Temporal Flexibility," Jake Runestad, Composer & Conductor
  • "Recruit from a Position of Strength," Ethan Sperry, Professor; Portland State University
  • "The Improvising Choral Director," Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman, Professor; Indiana University
  • "Honoring Female Changing Voices," Bridget Sweet, Associate Professor; University of Illinois
  • "Teaching Traditional South African Music," Michael Joseph Barrett, Composer & Conductor; University of Pretoria
  • "Leadership through a New Lens," Hilary Apfelstadt, Professor Emerita; The University of Toronto
  • "The Choral Warm-Up Period," Anthony T. Leach, Professor Emeritus; The Pennsylvania State University
  • "Rethinking Gender in the Choral Context," Joshua Palkki, Assistant Professor; California State University, Long Beach
  • "Involving Students in Repertoire Selection," Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities; Ithaca College

Categories: Voice

Number of Pages: 256

Format: Book

Discipline: Choir