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The Choral Warm-Up contains teaching techniques and methodologies developed by James Jordan from over 25 years of experience conducting choirs at all levels. This convenient supplement (with CD), a collaborative effort, includes Marilyn Shenenberger's masterfully written accompaniments and modulations for the 25 vocalises found in Evoking Sound: The Choral Warm-Up (G-6397).
Evoking Sound: The Choral Warm-Up is designed to:
• Help conductors plan and implement efficient choral warm-ups.
• Build healthy voices within the choral rehearsal.
• Provide vocalises that have accompaniments completed with modulations upward and downward.
• Categorize vocalises according to specific vocal objectives.
Marilyn Shenenberger is a collaborative pianist, church musician, and educator. She has worked extensively with James Jordan, accompanying the Westminster choirs he conducts as well as developing both aural immersion solfege materials and choral warm-ups using the teaching philosophies espoused by Jordan.
James Jordan is recognized as one of the most influential conductors/educators in America. He is Senior Conductor at Westminster Choir College, where he conducts the Westminster Schola Cantorum and the Westminster Williamson Voices.
John Paul Velez is a music teacher for the Princeton Regional Schools. A graduate of Westminster Choir College and Teachers College Columbia University, he is an accomplished jazz pianist.