Choral Conducting: Philosophy and Practice

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Music - 204 pages
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Choral Conducting is a resource for singers, teachers, and choral conductors, and a college-level text for students of choral conducting. It also includes an overview of what is involved in leading a choral group and examines theories of learning and human behaviour and the history of choral music together with conductor's role. The book also discusses issues of the conductor-vocalist relationship, the mechanics of singing, rehearsal strategies, and more.

 

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Contents

SWIMMING WITH THE TIDE
3
HUMAN LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR
11
WHY DO PEOPLE SING?
36
THE ROLE OF THE CONDUCTOR
57
THE CHORAL CONDUCTING PHENOMENON
80
TOWARD A SUPERMODEL CHORAL CONDUCTOR
91
Practice
103
THE CONDUCTORS CRAFT REHEARSING
105
LESS IS MORE CONDUCTING GESTURE
136
CONDUCTING AND VOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
153
TEACHING CHORAL CONDUCTING PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE
166
LAST MOVEMENT
179
NOTES
187
BIBLIOGRAPHY
193
INDEX
197
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