Choral Music Methods and Materials: Developing Successful Choral Programs / Edition 1

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Overview

This core text provides choral music educators with a well-organized and concise introduction to directing choirs and managing choral programs at the junior-high through high-school level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028703114
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/2/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara A. Brinson is an associate professor of Music Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she directs the University Chorus, Women's Choir, and teaches choral conducting, choral methods, and foundations courses. Dr. Brinson served for 14 years on the music faculty of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and taught choral and general music in the Georgia public schools for 10 years at the elementary through high-school levels. She has directed choirs at all levels in both schools and churches. Brinson has served as director of the Intermediate Choir of the Chautauqua Children's Chorale; held the position of Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Youth and Student Activities for New York American Choral Directors Association (NYACDA); and served on the editorial staff of the Journal of Research in Music Teacher Education. She has written articles for publications such as the Choral Journal, Music Educators Journal, and General Music Today. A frequent clinician at conventions, conferences, and schools, she also is very active as a guest conductor and as an adjudicator at choral festivals. Her professional affiliations include National Association for Music Education, ACDA, Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda and NYSSMA. Dr. Brinson received her Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, an M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Tennessee, an M.Ed. in Music Education from Columbus State University, and a B.M. in Music Education from Wesleyan College.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments. 1. Philosophical Foundations. 2. Recruitment and Retention of Singers. 3. Auditions and Placement of Singers. 4. Development and Evaluation of a Choral Curriculum. 5. Repertoire. 6. Programming Music. 7. Musical Analysis and Score Preparation. 8. The Rehearsal. 9. Behavior Management in Rehearsal. 10. Vocal Techniques and Musicianship Skills. 11. The Changing Voice. 12. Pop Ensembles and Musical Productions. 13. Management of a Choral Program. Appendix: Selected Choral Repertoire. Index.

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