Ear Training Immersion Exercises for Choirs
A Companion to Choral Ensemble Intonation
James Jordan with Marilyn Shenenberger
Created by Dr. James Jordan and accompanist/composer Marilyn Shenenberger, the exercises in this book are part of an innovative new ensemble solfege method that helps choirs improve intonation through improving aural skills. Each exercise provides a rich harmonic syntax for singers to hear, while singing in different modes.
The book contains intonations in all modes, singing difficult intervals within each mode, modal tuning exercises, and a modal choral example. These exercises may be integrated into the choral warm-up.
Using this unique method of choral solfege, your choir's hearing ability will improve exponentially as will their intonation and reading abilities. These exercises are appropriate for all ages and for singers at all levels of development.
James Jordan, conductor of the Westminster Chapel Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, is recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent conductors, writers, and innovators in choral teaching.
Marilyn Shenenberger, who has worked at the Westminster College Choir for the past several years, presents aural awareness concepts as a clinician at seminars and summer workshops.