Directing the Choral Music Program / Edition 1

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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.
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"This text is excellent. By using Directing the Choral Music Program, I am confident that I am giving my students a chance to succeed immediately in their teaching careers. I recommend it."--Jeremy Manternach, The University of Arizona

"This is the most comprehensive text that I have found for preparing young choral teachers for the many hats that they will wear in this role."--Charlene Ryan, Berklee College of Music

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195132823
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/4/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 240,418
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth H. Phillips is Professor Emeritus of Music Education at The University of Iowa School of Music.

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Table of Contents

1 Choral Administration
1 Becoming a Choral Music Director
2 Developing a Philosophy for the Music Program
3 Promoting and Recruiting for Choral Success
4 Planning and Building the Choral Program
5 Processing the Flow of Information
6 Managing the Choral Program
2 Rehearsal and Performance Planning
7 Working with Adolescent Singers
8 Planning for Discipline and Choir Conduct
9 Choosing the Music
10 Preparing the Choral Rehearsal and Music
11 Organizing Performances
12 Popular Music Presentations
3 Choral Techniques
13 Vocal Development, Part 1
14 Vocal Development, Part 2
15 Energizing the Choral Warm-Up
16 Teaching Sight-Singing Skills
17 Rehearsing the Choir
18 Understanding Styles and Performance Practices
19 Presenting the Performance
20 Directing Other Choral Organizations
Epilogue: Moving into the Workplace
21 Planning for Success
App. A Music Publishers and Distributors
App. B Manufacturers of Equipment, Supplies and Attire
App. C Lists of Recommended Choral Repertory
App. D Voice Class Resources
App. E Sight-Singing Materials
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