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Way Over in Beulah Lan'

 

Way Over in Beulah Lan'

Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual


Dr. André J. Thomas

 

Renowned choral conductor and educator André J. Thomas crafted a book that the conductor of any choral ensemble—be it church, high school, university, or professional—will want close at hand when preparing to program any concert spiritual. Understanding the Spiritual, the first of the book's two sections, includes an exploration of the beginnings of the spiritual, its role in society, and its transition into art music. Issues of interpretation—text, diction, rhythm, and —are addressed in the second section, Performing the Spiritual. More...

Inside the Elementary School Chorus

 

Inside the Elementary School Chorus

Instructional Techniques for the Non-Select Children's Chorus


Dr. Patricia Bourne

 

Develop a strong sense of community and high levels of musicianship in your choir. This book is filled with ideas for recruiting and getting kids excited about singing, tips on warm ups and programming, and practical suggestions for working with parents and staying within a budget. Working with non-auditioned children's choruses is both gratifying and challenging, and this book gives you the tools to succeed. More...

Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart

 

Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart

Nurturing the Adolescent Voice


Dr. Lynne Gackle

 

Lynne Gackle has long been an advocate for the power of singing as a catalyst for positive change and self-actualization in adolescent girls. Her landmark text is a synthesis of these ideas, reflecting More...

I Know Sousa, Not Sopranos!

 

I Know Sousa, Not Sopranos!

A Survival Guide for the Band Director Teaching Choirs


Dr. Russell Robinson

 

You, the instrumental teacher, have been given the "opportunity" to work with a choir. Whether or not the decision was made by you or for you, moving from the realm of Sousa to the land of sopranos can be a disconcerting prospect for even the most experienced band or orchestra director. But fear not—trained instrumentalist turned choral director Russ Robinson has written I Know Sousa, Not Sopranos! to help you survive your foray into this strange land. Dr. Robinson's goals with this guide are simple—to show those educators who have been trained in instrumental music that they More...

Quick Start Choral Warm-Ups

 

Quick Start Choral Warm-Ups


Russell Robinson and Douglas E. Wagner

 

Quick Start Choral Warm-Ups provides an easy and efficient way to begin each rehearsal. Twenty sequences, each consisting of four components (Warming Down, Warming Up, Diction, and Chordal), prepare the voice and the mind for producing a beautiful choral sound. The Director Edition contains all of the vocal parts and piano accompaniments, in addition to a detailed introduction and User's Guide. The Singer Edition, which includes the vocal parts, is octavo size, designed to fit comfortably in choral folders all year long. More...

The Complete Guide to Teaching Vocal Jazz

 

The Complete Guide to Teaching Vocal Jazz

Including Pop and Other Show Styles


Dr. Stephen Zegree

 

This book was written to help classically trained choral directors begin a vocal jazz group or improve an existing ensemble. Chapters include It's a Matter of Style, explaining the three More...

Hogey's Journey

 

Hogey's Journey

A Memoir


Dr. Eph Ehly

 

The life of legendary choral conductor and clinician Dr. Eph Ehly is a life lived in passionate dedication to living to learn, learning to teach, and teaching to learn how to live. With this memoir, he opens a window into that remarkable life and the steadfast personal and professional philosophies that guide it. As you journey through the book, you will find yourself invigorated and saddened, entertained and challenged, and, ultimately, reminded of what truly matters in a life—not just the life of a choral conductor/educator, but the life of one who strives for balance, contentment, and joy in all aspects of life. More...