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Alan Gumm
The Choral Director's Cookbook

About the Authors
The Choral Gourmet: Music Selection and Presentation
A Cappella Vocal Jazz in Eight-Part Harmony
Pedagogical Pie
Does Your Verbal Feedback Nurture or Starve Your Students? Food for Thought
Increased Individual Learning in the Ensemble Setting through Problem Solving
It's All in the Ingredients: Considerations for Choosing Repertoire
Tasting the Text: The Missing Ingredient
Putting the Zest Back Into Intonation: Alternatives to Simmering or Stewing in the Choral Rehearsal
Invitation Etiquette: The Do's of Building Choral Participation
Kinesthetics and Movement in the Choral Rehearsal
Diction al Dente: Preparing Texts "To Taste"
Learning About Music While Learning the Music
Vowel Modification for a Resonant and Healthy Tone
Enhancement of Choir Sound through Ensemble Spacing
A Recipe for Sight-Singing Success
How to Get Your Ensemble to Make M.U.S.I.C.
Soup & Salad: Improving Sight-Singing in Two Directions
Table of Acceptable Substitutes: Turning Score Terminology into Expressions
Eight Essential Ingredients for Preparing Choirs for Performance
Stocking the Shelves for a Full Cupboard of Vowels
Spice Up Your Warm-Ups
Old-Fashioned Learning-Tree Stew: Good for Building Honor, Respect, and Self-Esteem
Leaven to Counteract Loafing: Developing a Self-Responsible and Collaborative Choir
Turning Thoughts Into Words: Writing to and with Your Choir
Superior Stew: How to Achieve Top Ratings at Choral Festivals
Preparing the Mind, Preparing the Ear: Developing Subvocalization Skill to Improve Intonation
Choir Curry: Seasoning for Success
The Wonderful World of Rounds: Incorporating Rounds into the Choral Rehearsal
A Smorgasboard of Choral Color and Sound through Artistic Visualization
Creating a Men's Choir in an SATB Town
Using a Modified Music Staff to Decode Pitch Notation
How to Saute a Fugue
Score Study: A Recipe for Success
Podium Freedom
Voix Inspiree Souffle: Developing the Individual Voice Within the Ensemble
Add More Cooks to the Kitchen: Exploring Critical Analysis and Aesthetic Perception through Expressive Listening
Singers in Motion, or Stirring Up Your Rehearsals
Salsa Musica: Solo and Ensemble Latin-Style Improvisation
Breath, Space, Focus: Choral Tone Supreme
Tasty Morsels: Using the Internet to Spice Up Your Programs
Build a Great Arch of Unimagined Bridges: Programming to Make Connections
Bringing the Lyric to Life in Vocal Jazz
Tapas: Balanced Vocal and Musical Nourishment for Young Singers
A Well-Balanced Meal: Thoughts for Healthy Programming
Rehearsal Appetizers: Three Musical Skills to Tempt Your Rehearsal Tastebuds
Teacher Behaviors that Stimulate Student Motivation
It Only Takes a Spark... To Get a "Choi-r" Go-ing
A Children's Choir Recipe for Success
The Perfect Blend: Every Choir Director's Dream and Goal
First Rehearsal: Setting the Tone of an Expressive "Ensemble"
Do Not Be Deflected From Your Course
The Oochy-Goo Express: A Recipe for Relaxed Breathing
Growing Pains: The Trials, Tribulations, and Eventual Success of a Recovering Perfectionist
Savories, Spices, and Sweets: Programming Considerations in an Increasingly Diverse Culture
Making a Section Rehearsal Successful
Serving Up the Text
Easy-Bake Score Study: A Simple Recipe for All Occasions

This valuable collection of quick-to-read yet deeply insightful strategies is like finding expert trade secrets from around the world all placed in one easy source. With outstanding records of performance, workshop clinics, recordings, research, composition, leadership, and teaching, the 57 authors provide their favorite "recipes" that range from overviews of successful programs to specific topics that will inspire all levels and types of choirs. The directors include Ronald Boender, Simon Carrington, Rollo A. Dilworth, Mary Goetz, Henry Leck, Diane Loomer, Weston Noble, Paris Rutherford, Z. Randall Stroope and many, many others.

Item code: 6616B | Book | $24.95 add item to cart
Choral  | 126 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10
884088126438 | 1574630784 | 00317164

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