A Guide and Card Pack to Improve Choral Teaching through Self-Evaluation
by James Jordan
Rehearse! will help you challenge and inspire your choir in every rehearsal.
Included in this package:
A Card Pack with 85 full-color cards for reference and focus—a convenient tool to take with you into rehearsal
Areas of rehearsal technique covered include:
- Breath and the rehearsal process
- Building awareness
- Teaching pitch and intonation
- Teaching rhythm
- Listening skills: phrase structure
- Listening skills: harmonic motion
- Articulation and diction
- Internal phrasing
- Vertical listening: rhythmic alignment
- Using conducting gesture as rehearsal technique
- Changing focus within the rehearsal process
A Guide to help you assess, evaluate, and improve your rehearsal technique by analyzing your own strengths and weaknesses
This Guide helps conductors through a rigorous process of evaluating and improving rehearsal technique by developing nonverbal rehearsal skills.
How do your singers perceive you in rehearsal? Do you spend too much time talking? Are you giving the choir positive or negative reinforcement? With this helpful Guide, you will be able to develop better conducting techniques and better awareness of what to focus on when you rehearse.
Rehearsal technique is both an art and a process. This invaluable self-study program will improve the pedagogy of your rehearsals as well as your technique.
Spiral-bound book, 96 pages, with 85 full-color 6x9 rehearsal cards.
James Jordan is senior conductor at the renowned Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He is conductor of The Westminster Schola Cantorum and the school's premier chamber ensemble, The Williamson Voices, which has premiered over thirty pieces in the past five years, quickly becoming a voice for composers of our time. He is also conductor of the professional choral ensemble, Anam Cara, heard on Innisfree (GIA ChoralWorks). One of the most influential choral conductors/educators in America, his many books covering rehearsal/teaching pedagogy, conducting technique, and spirituality of musicing have had a dramatic impact upon teaching/conducting.
Number of Pages : 96
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