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 DVD/VHS provides invaluable insight into basic conducting technique.
James Jordan, Senior Conductor and Conductor of The Westminster Williamson Voices as well as the Westminster Chapel Choir for more than a decade, both at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University, is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent conductors, writers, and innovators in choral teaching.
Heather Buchanan is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, where she conducts the 135-voice Chorale and 36-voice Chamber Singers. A certified Andover Educator, Buchanan specializes in the teaching of Body Mapping and somatic pedogogy for choral musicians.