Teaching Choral Music

Teaching Choral Music

by Don L. Collins

Paperback(Older Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780138914905
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 04/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.26(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

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


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.


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.


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.

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