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For over 30 years, James Jordan has been the leading authority in the world for applying the Music Learning Theory of Edwin Gordon to the choral rehearsal. From warm-up materials, to solfége editions, to texts describing a Music Learning Theory-based rehearsal process, these comprehensive resources focus on the teaching of audiation skills throughout the rehearsal process.

During those 30 years, Dr. Jordan has written innovative and groundbreaking materials that practically apply Music Learning Theory to the choral rehearsal and teach audiation through the warm-up and choral rehearsal process.

A comprehensive overview of these materials is contained in the groundbreaking volume, Inside the Choral Rehearsal. This volume is an indispensable resource for any teacher and practitioner of Gordon's Music Learning Theory.

 

Sound as Teacher
James Jordan

Growing the Conductor's Perceptual Mind

In Sound as Teacher, James Jordan shares a new perceptual pedagogy for training conductors, which he discovered while teaching at the Choral Institute at Oxford, a program he co-directs with British composer James Whitbourn. This book focuses on imageries to guide conductors into a more multi-dimensional hearing process. The text outlines the framework of Jordan's teaching at the Choral Institute at Oxford. Sound as Teacher focuses on various independent but related paradigms for hearing "into" sound. The principles presented in this book are useful to all conductors and teachers, regardless of the level of the ensemble.

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Title Composer Edition # Price Qty  
Inside the Choral Rehearsal
Method and Rehearsal Guide for Lux Aurumque (Eric Whitacre)
James Jordan / Jason Vodicka G-9063 $29.95

Materials that help teachers/conductors implement the Music Learning Theory of Edwin Gordon into the choral rehearsal are as follows:

The materials immediately below are direct adaptations of tonal and rhythm patterns to the choral rehearsal, and are essential components for anyone wishing to incorporate Music Learning Theory into a choral rehearsal for ensembles at any level of development. These materials are the culmination of 25 years of teaching that incorporate Music Learning Theory into the choral rehearsal process in a comprehensive and integrative way that ensures long-term skill development for choirs at all levels. These materials focus on the comprehensive teaching of audiation within the choral rehearsal process.

 
Title Composer Edition # Price Qty  
Listen!, Book 1 - Teacher's edition with CD
Introductory Harmonic Immersion Solfege for Individuals and Choirs
Marilyn Shenenberger / James Jordan G-6971A $29.95
Listen!, Book 1 - Student edition with CD
Introductory Harmonic Immersion Solfege for Individuals and Choirs
Marilyn Shenenberger / James Jordan G-6971 $17.95
Ear Training Immersion Exercises for Choirs - Conductor's edition with CD
A Companion to Choral Ensemble Intoation
James Jordan / Marilyn Shenenberger G-6429 $39.95
Ear Training Immersion Exercises for Choirs - Ensemble edition
A Companion to Choral Ensemble Intonation
James Jordan / Marilyn Shenenberger G-6429A $16.50


Other materials detailing Teaching Method and Technique:

 
Title Composer Edition # Price Qty  
The Choral Warm-Up
Method, Procedures, Planning, and Core Vocal Exercises
James Jordan G-6397 $39.95
The Choral Warm-Up - Accompanist Supplement with CD
Core Vocal Exercises
James Jordan / Marilyn Shenenberger G-6397A $26.95
The Choral Warm-Up - Teaching and Rehearsal Cards
James Jordan G-6397I $26.95
The Choral Warm-Up: Modal Exercises
Aeolian, Dorian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Phrygian
Roger Ames / James Jordan G-6912 $24.95
The Choral Warm-Up: Accompanied Modal Canons - Conductor's edition in Full Score with Teaching Objectives and CD
Aeolian, Dorian, Lydian, Mixolydian and Phrygian Modes
James Jordan / Roger Ames G-7145 $24.95
The Choral Warm-Up: Accompanied Modal Canons - Singer's edition
Aeolian, Dorian, Lydian, Mixolydian, and Phrygian Modes
James Jordan / Roger Ames G-7145A $2.55
The Choral Warm-Up: Choral Vocal Technique
Sabine Horstmann G-7424 $24.95
The Choral Warm-Up: Choral Vocal Technique - Accompaniment edition with CDs
Sabine Horstmann
Arranged by: Marilyn Shenenberger
G-7424A $40.95
Choral Vocal Technique - DVD - DVD
Evoking Sound: The Choral Warmup
Sabine Horstmann DVD-901 $24.95
The Choral Warm-Up: Core Vocal Exercises for Children's Choir and Treble Voices - High Voice edition
James Jordan / Marilyn Shenenberger G-8005 $25.95
The Choral Rehearsal - Volume 1: Techniques and Procedures
A Comprehensive Rehearsal Sourcebook
James Jordan G-7128 $39.95
Choral Ensemble Intonation VHS (70 minutes) - VHS
James Jordan / Matthew Mehaffey VHS-500 $24.95
Choral Ensemble Intonation VHS (70 minutes) - DVD
/ Matthew Mehaffey DVD-500 $24.95
Choral Ensemble Intonation - Teacher's Guide
Methods, Procedures, and Exercises
James Jordan / Matthew Mehaffey G-5527T $25.95
Choral Ensemble Intonation Exercises
Intonation exercises for choirs
James Jordan / Matthew Mehaffey G-5527I $1.95
Discovering Chant
Teaching Musicianship and Human Sensibilites through Chant
James Jordan / James Whitbourn / Dominic Gregorio / Steve Pilkington / Isabella Burns G-8812 $32.95
Laudate
Essential Chants for All Musicians (A Discovering Chant Supplement)
James Whitbourn G-8812A $8.95