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Directing Choral Music Program (04 Edition)

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Directing the Choral Music Program is a comprehensive introduction to developing and managing choral music programs from elementary through high-school and adult levels. Designed primarily as a choral methods text for the undergraduate music education curriculum, it is also useful for choral directors in schools, churches, and communities. 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 features many subjects not covered in other texts, such as student discipline, philosophy of choral music education, and the history of choral conducting. The author also presents material on directing show choirs and musicals; organizing choir tours, festivals, and contests; working with adolescent singers; and teaching sight-reading skills.

Directing the Choral Music Program incorporates study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, numerous illustrations and musical examples, and a variety of class projects throughout. The appendixes offer helpful lists of music publishers and distributors; manufacturers of equipment, supplies, and attire; recommended choral repertory; voice class resources; and sight-singing materials. Grounded in the author's extensive experience in directing choirs at all levels, this book combines practical methods with a research base, providing readers with a solid foundation for a career in choral directing.

Synopsis:

Broad in scope and practical in orientation, this book provides a solid basis for a career in choral directing.

Synopsis:

This practical introduction to developing and managing choral music programs from the elementary through the high-school level provides a solid basis for a career in choral directing. Structured around three basic units--the administrative process, choral planning, and choral rehearsing--it covers core topics including recruitment and auditioning, classroom management, vocal development, and curriculum and performance planning. It also discusses student discipline, philosophy of choral music education, and the history of choral conducting.

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes Study and Discussion Questions and References.

Preface

1. CHORAL ADMINISTRATION

1. Becoming a Choral Music Director

The Professional Choral Music Educator

Qualifications for the Choral Conductor

Historical Perspectives

Future Directions

2. Developing a Philosophy for the Music Program

The National Standards

Advocacy for Music in the Schools

Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Values

A Rationale for Music Education

3. Promoting and Recruiting for Choral Success

Building a Public Relations Program

The Choir Newsletter

Recruiting Choristers

Using Standardized Tests

4. Planning and Building the Choral Program

The Master Schedule

Designing the Choral Curriculum

Auditioning the Singers

Guidelines for Voice Classification

5. Processing the Flow of Information

Written Communication

Evaluating and Reporting Achievement

Lesson Planning

Informing Others

6. Managing the Choral Program

Budgetary Procedures

Music Supplies, Equipment, and Concert Attire

The Choral Music Library

Rewards to Stimulate Pride and Motivation

Unit 1. Optional Projects

A Rationale for Teaching Music

Preparing Promotion Materials

Choral Auditioning

Lesson Planning

2. REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE PLANNING

7. Working with Adolescent Singers

The Nature of Adolescents

The Female Voice Change

The Male Voice Change

Appropriate Part Voicings

8. Planning for Discipline and Choir Conduct

Attributes of Good Teaching

Four Modes of Discipline

Basic Rules, Consequences, and Enlisting Help

Guidelines for Classroom Management

9. Choosing the Music

Guidelines for Choosing Quality Choral Literature

Locating Quality Choral Literature

Programming Objectives

Programming Sacred Music in the Schools

10. Preparing the Choral Rehearsal and Music

The Rehearsal Schedule

The Rehearsal Format

Preparing the Music

Placement of Singers

11. Organizing Performances

Concert Preparation

Choir Tours

Choral Festivals

Competitions

12. Popular Music Presentations

Broadway Musical Productions

Swing Choirs

Show Choirs

Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Selected Bibliography for Broadway Musical Productions

Unit 2. Optional Projects

Code of Conduct

Show Choir Choreography

Choral Rehearsal Observation

3. CHORAL TECHNIQUES

13. Vocal Development, Part 1

Posture Development

Breath Management: Breathing Motion

Breath Management: Control

Breath Management: Support

14. Vocal Development, Part 2

Vocal Registers

Resonant Tone Production

Diction

Expression

15. Energizing the Choral Warm-Up

Energize the Body

Energize the Breath

Energize the Ear

Energize the Voice

Summary

Vocal Skills Development Outline: Energizing the Warm-Up

16. Teaching Sight-Singing Skills

Historical Overview

How to Teach Sight-Singing

Scheduling Time for Sight-Singing

Assessing Sight-Singing Skills

17. Rehearsing the Choir

Introducing a New Choral Work

Whole-Part-Whole Strategy

Directing an Efficient Rehearsal

Common Ensemble Problems

18. Understanding Styles and Performance Practices

Medieval Era (c. 500-1450)

Renaissance Era (c. 1450-1600)

Baroque Era (c. 1600-1750)

Classical Era (c. 1750-1825)

Romantic Era (c. 1825-1900)

Contemporary Era (c. 1900-Present)

19. Presenting the Performance

The Concert Program

Technical Matters

Dress Rehearsal

Conducting the Concert

20. Directing Other Choral Organizations

The Community or Civic Chorus

Church Choirs

Children's Choirs

Nontraditional Choirs

Unit 3. Optional Projects

Planning and Leading a Warm-Up Routine

Planning and Leading a Sight-Singing Exercise

Rehearsing the Choir (Microteaching)

Developing a Concert Program

EPILOGUE: MOVING INTO THE WORKPLACE

21. Planning for Success, Eugene F. Bechen

Creating a Successful Student Teaching Experience

The Job Search

Professional Growth and Development

Dealing with Stress and Burnout

Appendixes

A. Music Publishers and Distributors

B. Manufacturers of Equipment, Supplies, and Attire

C. Lists of Recommended Choral Repertory

D. Voice Class Resources

E. Sight-Singing Materials

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195132823
Author:
Phillips, Kenneth
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Phillips, Kenneth H.
Author:
null, Kenneth H.
Location:
New York
Subject:
School music
Subject:
Instruction and study
Subject:
Voice
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Voice
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Conducting
Subject:
Music | Music Education
Subject:
School music -- Instruction and study.
Subject:
Choirs (music)
Subject:
Music-Vocal Scores
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 illus. and 51 musical examples
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
925x1800

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"Synopsis" by , Broad in scope and practical in orientation, this book provides a solid basis for a career in choral directing.

"Synopsis" by , This practical introduction to developing and managing choral music programs from the elementary through the high-school level provides a solid basis for a career in choral directing. Structured around three basic units--the administrative process, choral planning, and choral rehearsing--it covers core topics including recruitment and auditioning, classroom management, vocal development, and curriculum and performance planning. It also discusses student discipline, philosophy of choral music education, and the history of choral conducting.
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