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This text provides a concise and practical introduction to choral techniques and conducting for potential choral conductors. The author-America's premier choral conductor, mentored by Robert Shaw-brings 43 years of teaching and workshop experience to this text.

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"Passion and conviction. Professional experience of conductors."

"Passionate content."

"Organizational structure. Huge amount knowledge transmitted to the reader."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028647494
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/8/2002
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,207,155
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

M.M. and M.M.A. from Ball State University. Studied extensively with Roger Wagner, Julius Herford, and Alfred Mann. In 1970 Robert Shaw, then Director of the Atlanta Symphony, brought Neuen to Atlanta to create the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and serve as Assistant Conductor and Director of Choral Activities for the Atlanta Symphony. After twelve years on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at UCLA and the conductor of the Crystal Cathedral choir.

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Table of Contents

1. Artistic Excellence. 2. A Soloistic Approach to Ensemble Singing. 3. Breath Support and Control. 4. Developing a Great Singing Sound. 5. Individual Section Characteristics, Problems, and Solutions. 6. A Unified Approach to Vowel Formation. 7. Vocalizing and Warm-Ups. 8. Rhythmic Interest Forward Motion, and Phrasing. 9. English Diction, Dramatic Communication of Text, and Latin Pronunciation. 10. Score Preparation and Analysis. 11. Rehearsal Planning. 12. Rehearsal Techniques and Related Topics, Seating Arrangements, Auditioning, and Self-Evaluation. 13. Thoughts on Handels's Messiah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2005

    Neuen in brilliant!

    Neuen's text is brilliant! I have used this text in both college and the professional music world. His ideas are solid and work. The text is written in an easy-to-understand format, just as Neuen believes conducting should be. He combines the principles of beauty, placement, and energy with clear conducting and consistently makes the most beautiful music. It is no wonder that Neuen is America's premiere choral conductor AND music educator. This book will revolutionize your musical world. Look for the DVD series from Choral Excellence.

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