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John Haberlen


John Haberlen

John Black Haberlen is Professor of Music and served as Director of the School of Music from 1996 to 2007. Prior to his appointment as Director, Dr. Haberlen served as Associate Dean for the Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences and as Director of Choral Activities for over 20 years. John Haberlen began his professional career at the age of 16 as a percussionist in the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science and Master of Music degrees from Pennsylvania State University, he performed as principal timpanist with the Florida Symphony Orchestra. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting with a minor in music literature from the University of Illinois. Dr. Haberlen studied choral music and opera in Ludwigsburg, Germany and completed a year of choral study in London with the London Bach Society. The Penn State Alumni Board of Directors chose Haberlen to receive the 1994 Alumni Achievement award.



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John Haberlen : Mastering Conducting Techniques : Book : John Haberlen :  : 747510181231 : 35013987

John Haberlen : Mastering Conducting Techniques

Review: Mastering Conducting Techniques is a book of exercises intended for conducting students and conductors who wish to develop specific conducting skills. Haberlen has identified the fundamental skills that all competent conductors must master in order to conduct and interpret a score. The author states in his introduction that the skills set forth in his book will enable a conductor to apply solutions to technical conducting problems within a specific passage of a score. He asserts that to achieve efficient rehearsals and quality performances conductors need confident conducting patterns and clear gestures to communicate to the performers the score's music information.

Songlist: Familiar Meter Patterns, The Breath, Preparatory Motion, Changing Meter Patterns, Dynamics: Crescendo and Desrescendo, The Fermata, Cuing on the Pulse, Independence of the Hands, Less Familiar Meter Patterns, Divided Meter Patterns, Tempo Proportions, Final Constanants, Accelerando and Rallentando, Syncopation, Hermiola and Accents, Exercises (1-28)

9819b Book $19.95 Choral Conducting

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