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Henry Leck


Henry Leck

An internationally recognized choral director, Henry Leck is an associate professor and Director of Choral Activities at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1986 he became Founder and Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir, one of the largest children's choir programs in the world. The Touring Choirs of the Indianapolis Children's Choir have performed regularly for National ACDA, MENC, OAKE and AOSA Conferences. Additionally, ICC tours internationally every year, having sung in prestigious concert sites throughout Great Britain, Greece, Scandinavia, Europe, South America, North America, Mexico, Guatemala , Australia, New Zealand and China. In 2004, the Touring Choir performed in the Czech Republic and Russia, recording live with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in the famed Pavel Slobodkin Center for Music.

Mr. Leck is a frequent conductor of regional and national honor choirs, including the ACDA Southern, Southwest, North Central, Central and Northwest Divisional Honors Choirs. In the spring of 2003, he conducted the ACDA National Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir in New York City and on three occasions has conducted National Honor Choirs for OAKE. In 2010 he will conduct the ACDA National Children's Honor Choir. Mr. Leck has conducted international festivals including the Musica Mundi Tuscany Children's Choir Festival in Italy, the International Children's Choir Festival in Beijing, China,the International Children's Choral Festival in Canterbury, England. and the Vienna Children's & Boys Choir Festival with the Vienna Sangerknaben. He conducts the Curso Internacional de Regencia Coral in Brazil where he founded the ARCI Sao Paulo Children's Honor Choir. He is the Artistic Director of the highly acclaimed Pacific Rim Festival in Hawaii. He recently conducted the Tokyo International HS Honor Choir in Japan, the International Festival of the Americas and the Festival Internacional de Coro de Ninos en Mexico. For sixteen years, he has conducted the National Youth Choral Festival in Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Leck is widely known as a specialist in choral techniques, the child's voice, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and the boy's changing voice.. He has produced three teaching videos titled Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer, The Boy's Expanding Voice: Take the High Road and Creating Artistry through Movement, Dalcroze Eurhythmics. He is a lead author for the choral textbook series published by McGraw Hill/Glencoe titled Experiencing Choral Music and is also the editor of two nationally known choral series published by Hal Leonard Corporation and Colla Voce, Inc./Plymouth. Each year he teaches a conductor's workshop entitled Creating Artistry . He has recently completed his first textbook, Creating Artistry through Choral Excellence.

In 2007, Mr. Leck was a recipient of the prestigious Indiana Governor's Art Award. This award is the highest state honor which can be received in the arts. Also in 2007, he became a recipient of the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship studying music performance practices and collecting children's music in South Africa. Mr. Leck's studio grand piano is provided by Meridian Music.


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Henry Leck : Creating Artistry Through Choral Excellence : 01 Book & 1 CD : Henry Leck :  : 884088236502 : 142343711X : 08748555

Henry Leck : Creating Artistry Through Choral Excellence

Review: Henry Leck, Founder and Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir and Director of Choral Activities at Butler University, has influenced thousands of young musicians and teachers through his dedication to choral excellence and the idea that children can perform music with artistry and understanding. This comprehensive text, written with Dr. Flossie Jordan, is an insightful guide for choral directors in the field and in training to help develop the teaching skills, leadership abilities, conducting technique, knowledge of repertoire and organizational skills necessary for success. As an added bonus, the book includes a CD-ROM with dozens of helpful forms and documents from the Indianapolis Children's Choir covering organizing a children's choir, auditions, governing documents, managing volunteers, fundraising, grant writing and much more!

Songlist: Going Beyond the Craft of Music Making, Vocal Techniques for the Young Singe, Director Preparation, Musical Expression through Visualization, Dalcroze Techniques in the Choral Rehearsal, Creating Artistry Through a Kodaly Curriculum, The Boy's Expanding Voice: Take the High Road, Leadership Style, Organization, Epilogue

6664b 01 Book & 1 CD $34.95 Choral Pedagogy

Henry Leck and Randy Stetson : Creating Artistry Through Movement in the Choral Setting for Male Voices : 01 Book & DVD : Henry Leck :  : 884088573416 : 1458403602 : 08753287

Henry Leck and Randy Stetson : Creating Artistry Through Movement in the Choral Setting for Male Voices

Review: Here is an amazing choral resource that demonstrates how movement while singing helps to harness the natural kinesthetic learning processes in males. Featuring the acclaimed St. Mary's International School Varsity Ensemble, conducted by Randy Stenson, the DVD includes warm-ups and exercises to improve tone, intonation, phrasing, articulation, special vocal effects, head voice and vocal agility. Through these exercises, the singer develops his own individualized shaping gesture, which leads to improved musicality during rehearsal, versatility and expressiveness. The companion book includes the notated exercises, additional instructional material, suggested seating charts, learning strategies and much more.

Songlist: Introductioon, Tonal Warm-ups and Vocal Modeling, Interview with Rodney Eichenberger, Activating the Head Voice, Movement and Gesture for Pitch, Color and Part- Singing, Musicality With and Without Movement, Rehearsals, Ranges and Voice Arrangements, Choreographed and Expressed Movement

6396dvd 01 Book & DVD $34.95 Choreography and Movement

Henry Leck : Creating Artistry Through Movement in the Choral Setting : DVD : Henry Leck :  : 073999853360 : 0634098381 : 08744511

Henry Leck : Creating Artistry Through Movement in the Choral Setting

Review: Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique approach to the study of music. Based on rhythm as the primary factor that bridges what we hear with what we do, Eurhythmics can be used in the choral setting to develop rhythmic independence in the singers, inner hearing, and the nuances in music. Through Dalcroze Eurhrythmics, singers can enjoy the benefits of purposeful expressive movement to enhance choral rehearsals and performances. This 1-hour DVD provides detailed approaches to the use of Eurhythmics within the classroom or rehearsal setting and offers a guide to building choral artistry through movement.


6366dvd DVD $34.95 Choreography and Movement

Henry Leck : The Boy's Changing Voice (Take The High Road) : DVD : Henry Leck :  : 073999420944 : 0634009567 : 08742094

Henry Leck : The Boy's Changing Voice (Take The High Road)

Review: Join Henry Leck and a choir made up of young male singers from the Indianapolis Children's Choir and the Indianapolis Youth Chorale. They explore the historical, physical, emotional, and individual musical perspective of the boy's changing voice as well as how the process affects the choral ensemble as a whole. This video offers choir directors, studio voice teachers and young singers the opportunity to examine the process of vocal maturation and how that process might be approached within the choral ensemble. Includes warmups and vocal exercises, ranges and guidelines for vocal classification, technical data, interviews with several young singers, and several excerpts of solo and choral repertoire in performance.

Songlist: The Boy's Changing Voice (Take The High Road)

6228dvd DVD $29.95 Choral Pedagogy

Henry Leck : Vocal Techniques For the Young Singers : DVD : Henry Leck :  : 21-24100

Henry Leck : Vocal Techniques For the Young Singers

Review: An approach to teaching vocal technique utilizing the advantages of visualization, movement and aural modeling. The purpose of this DVD is to demonstrate the basic vocal techniques taught by Mr. Leck to the students of the Indianapolis Children's Choir. It includes mental focus, breathing, posture, and vowel forming exercises. The DVD includes a written description of each exercise with accompaniment. The teaching on this DVD is unique in its approach to the use of the primary learning anchors: Aural, Visual, Kinesthetic Movement and Physical. As guest artist and vocal model, Steve Rickards, a world-known countertenor, demonstrates vocal technique through the use of his voice, a frisbee and a slinky! The DVD also includes exercises and vocalises to improve choral intonation and tone.

Songlist: Mental Focus, Singers' Posture, Relaxation Exercises, Breathing, Pitch Memory, Vowel Formation, Vowel Uniformity, Vowel Modification, Vocal Modeling, Learning Anchors, Choral Tuning, Variety of Choral Timbre, Stylistic Artistry

6431dvd DVD $39.95 Children's Choir Development

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