Contributors: Melissa Arassi • Kenneth Raessler • Paul Head • Christopher Azzara • Jonathan Reed • Jennifer Miceli • James Moyer • Tim Lautzenheiser • Lynnel Joy Jenkins • Judy Bowers • Ben Allaway • Donna Emmanuel • Roger Ames • Vijay Singh • Janet Galván • Marilyn Shenenberger • and Joseph Ohrt
This new, definitive choral methods text is perfect for future practitioners and an invaluable reference for any choral conductor. The School Choral Program includes the combined experience and expertise of recognized leaders in music education and of choral teachers who work in today’s classroom. With practical insights and perspectives, 18 authors—all leading choral directors, administrators, practicing teachers in the schools, or clinicians—bring their unique voices to a wide range of topics.
Subjects covered include:
• Philosophies and teaching styles
• History of choral music
• Designing and scheduling the choral program
• Choosing repertoire
• Care and feeding of the high school choir - Assessment
• The choral rehearsal and warm-up
• Elementary and middle school choral programs
• The changing voice
• Vocal jazz and music theatre
• Multicultural considerations
• Movement and rhythm
• Commissioning works for choirs
• Choral programs in urban settings
• Touring with your choir
Also included with the book is a code to access MP3 recordings of exemplary high school choral performance models. This book breaks new ground in choral music education, providing choral directors with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom and at the podium.
Michele Holt is past president of the American Choral Directors Association and Director of Choral Activities at Providence College.
James Jordan is Associate Professor of Conducting and Senior Conductor at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University.