Building Choral Excellence: Teaching Sight-Singing in the Choral Rehearsal

Building Choral Excellence: Teaching Sight-Singing in the Choral Rehearsal

by Steven M. Demorest
     
 

Designed for both the practicing choral director and the choral methods student, this is a compact and comprehensive overview of the many teaching methods, strategies, materials, and assessments available for choral sight-singing instruction. Sight-singing is an important, if sometimes neglected, facet of choral music education that often inspires fear and

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Designed for both the practicing choral director and the choral methods student, this is a compact and comprehensive overview of the many teaching methods, strategies, materials, and assessments available for choral sight-singing instruction. Sight-singing is an important, if sometimes neglected, facet of choral music education that often inspires fear and uncertainty in student and teacher alike. Written in an accessible style, this book takes the mystery out of teaching music reading. Topics covered include the history of sight-singing pedagogy and research, prominent methods and materials, and practical strategies for teaching and assessment. This is the only book to provide such a wealth of information under one cover and will become an essential part of every choral conductor's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195124620
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1300L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Pt. IWhy Teach Sight-Singing?
1A History of Sight-Singing Instruction in the United States5
2What Research Offers Teachers20
Pt. IIHow to Teach Sight-Singing
3Systems and Methods of Instruction37
4Sight-Singing Lesson Models60
5Integrating Sight-Singing into the Choral Rehearsal93
6Sight-Singing Assessment Procedures105
Pt. IIIWhat Materials Are Available?
7Materials127
8Review of Materials133
App: Web Survey Contributor List163
Notes165
References169
Index175

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