Teaching Choral Music / Edition 2

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Overview

Written in a lively and engaging style, this comprehensive, practical, and authoritative guide to teaching choral music offers a sequential, organized plan of approach that explores the foundation principles and methods of the discipline, covers the nuts and bolts of the profession, and helps users learn to structure administration and organization responsibilities to promote long, complete, and satisfying careers. Offers practical guidance and explains complex concepts about vocal and choral technique in a simple and easy-to-understand language. Covers theĊ¸gistory of choral music in Europe and America, and delineates aspecific philosophy of teachingchoral music with a particular emphasis on its justification in the secondary school curriculum. Now recommends long- and short-term Study Projects for each chapter, and comes with new and expanded appendices that include: Suppliers of Choral Music, Materials and Equipment; Choral Literature for Mid-Level Grades; Multicultural Choral Music; Sight Reading Methods; plus useful Web Sites. Makes an ideal reference.

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Intended for the secondary school chorus instructor, this text addresses topics including the historical and philosophical foundations of choral instruction; teaching strategies; adolescents and their changing voices; performance versus non-performance emphases; vocal technique; musical literacy; choir sound; rehearsal; and discipline. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130813565
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/5/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 509
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Study Projects, Thoughts for Contemplation and Discussion, and a comprehensive Bibliography.)

I. BUILDING FOUNDATIONS.

1. The European Roots of Choral Music.

2. Choral Music in America.

3. Developing a Philosophical Basic for Teaching Choral Music.

4. Developing a Strategy for Teaching Choral Music.

5. Characteristics of a Master Teacher.

6. Understanding the Adolescent.

7. Historical Approaches to Training the Changing Voice.

8. Classes with Emphasis on Performance.

9. Classes without Emphasis on Performance.

II. TEACHING.

10. Dealing With Adolescent Voices in the Music Classroom.

11. Proper Vocal Technique for Adolescent Voices.

12. Teaching Music Literacy, An Imperative.

13. The Unique Sound of Adolescents Singing Together.

14. Getting the Most Out of Rehearsal.

15. Discipline Is a Discipline.

III. ADMINISTERING.

16. Teaching Music Is Not Just Teaching Music.

17. The Choral Environment: Building and Buying for Learning.

Appendix A. Suppliers of Choral Music, Materials and Equipment.

Appendix B. Choral Literature for Middle-Level Grades.

Appendix C. Choral Literature for High School Choirs.

Appendix D. Multicultural Choral Music.

Appendix E. Sight-Reading Methods.

Appendix F. Web Sites Useful to Choral Music Educators.

Index.

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