Overview

Drawing from their own experiences as conductors, composers, producers, and teachers, musical collaborators James Jordan and James Whitbourn bring the importance of trust to the forefront in this exploration, examining the many facets of this often mysterious quality within an individual and an ensemble context both. Among the topics the authors discuss are the building of trust among musicians; whether trust has a sound in individuals and ensembles; the gestures of a conductor that can inadvertently breed ...

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The Musician's Trust

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Overview

Drawing from their own experiences as conductors, composers, producers, and teachers, musical collaborators James Jordan and James Whitbourn bring the importance of trust to the forefront in this exploration, examining the many facets of this often mysterious quality within an individual and an ensemble context both. Among the topics the authors discuss are the building of trust among musicians; whether trust has a sound in individuals and ensembles; the gestures of a conductor that can inadvertently breed mistrust; trusting in one’s own musical judgments; and trust within an ensemble. This insightful book clarifies and celebrates the central role trust plays in musicianship and closes with a probing essay on the nature of stillness by Donald Sheehan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622770076
  • Publisher: Gia Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 152
  • File size: 931 KB

Meet the Author

James Jordan is a professor and the senior conductor at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He is the author of several books on the philosophy of music making and choral teaching, including The Musician’s Breath, The Musician’s Spirit, and The Musician’s Walk, and the executive editor of the Evoking Sound Choral Series from GIA Publications. He has led workshops for divisional and national meetings of the American Choral Directors Association, the Canadian Choral Directors Association, and the Music Teachers National Association, among others. He was named to the choral panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in 2009. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania. James Whitbourn is an award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer internationally renowned for his choral compositions and works for the concert hall and screen.

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