Body Mapping Principles and Basic Conducting Technique
VIDEO with James Jordan and Heather Buchanan
Taking James Jordan's choral conducting book Evoking Sound to the next level, this video is a self-tutorial that demonstrates and enhances the basic conducting principles discussed in the book. This insightful presentation includes an overview of fundamental Body Mapping based upon the Alexander Technique as applied to choral conducting, as well as tutorials on breathing and basic conducting patterns. Whether you're studying conducting for the first time or looking for a refresher course, this enlightening video provides invaluable insight into basic conducting technique.
James Jordan is one of America's most respected choral conductors and educators. He is Associate Professor of Conducting at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where he is also conductor of the Westminster Chapel Choir. He has published three books with GIA Publications, Inc.: Evoking Sound, The Musician's Soul, and Choral Ensemble Intonation.
Heather Buchanan is a visiting Assistant Professor of Conducting at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where she is conductor of the Westminster Schola Cantorum. A native of Australia, she has extensive experience as a music educator and conductor. She is a specialist concerning the use of Body Mapping as applied to conducting.