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Comprehensive choral music education

Author: John Baker Hylton
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey : Prentice Hall, [1995] ©1995
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This text covers rehearsal techniques, conducting, development of choral tone, selection of music, diction, administration of choral programs as well as junior high and middle school concerns, and  Read more...

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Hylton, John Baker, 1950-
Comprehensive choral music education.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1995
(OCoLC)652348025
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baker Hylton
ISBN: 0130452874 9780130452870
OCLC Number: 30891608
Description: x, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Building tone : The vocal mechanism ; Warm-ups : Correct standing and sitting posture ; Breath support ; Use of falsetto and head voice ; Maximum resonance ; Relaxation with dynamic tension ; Flexibility ; Vowel unification. Diction : Vowels ; Diphthongs and triphthongs ; Consonants ; Latin diction. Collective choral tone : Collective choral tone in comprehensive choral music education 2. Rehearsal planning and techniques : Rehearsal planning : Auditions ; Seating the choir ; Preparing for rehearsal ; Long-term rehearsal planning ; Short-term rehearsal planning. Rehearsal communication : Use of imagery versus musical terminology ; Importance of rhythmic integrity ; Using recordings ; Using the piano ; The accompanist ; Using movement in rehearsal. Diagnosing choral problems : Poor intonation ; Correcting other vocal problems. Teaching music reading ; Evaluating rehearsal technique : Pacing ; Error diagnosis and correction skill ; Leadership ; Knowledge of the score. Junior high rehearsal techniques : The place of the junior high in the comprehensive choral music education program ; Teaching education program ; Teaching adolescents ; Dealing with the changing voice ; Selecting music ; Working with changing voices 3. Developing conducting skills : Introduction : Teaching conducting. Developing clear conducting gestures : Beat patterns ; Subdivided beats ; Starting and ending ; Conducting fermatas ; Using the left hand. Expressive conducting ; Evaluating conducting technique 4. Performance : Preconcert rehearsals ; Logistical concerns : Scheduling ; Tickets ; Publicity ; The printed program ; Ushers ; Recording the concert ; Stage and auditorium setup and lighting. Program building : Programming concerts at the school ; Programming shorter concerts ; Sample programs 5. The score : Selecting music : Range and tessitura ; Text ; Voice leading ; Accompaniment ; Harmony ; How the piece fits the choir ; Educational implications ; How the piece fits the total program ; Programming sacred music. Analyzing the choral score : Context ; Examining the broad outline ; Detailed analysis. Score study applications 6. Style in choral singing : The renaissance (1450-1600) : Important sacred forms ; Important secular forms ; Composers ; Renaissance styles. The Baroque period (1600-1750) : Important forms ; Composers ; Baroque style. The Classical style (1775-1825) : Important forms ; Composers ; Classical style. The Romanic period (1825- 1900) : The requiem in the romantic period ; Romantic composers and style. Twentieth-century music : Twentieth-century stylistic trends ; Introducing you choir to twentieth-century music. African American spirituals 7. Administration of the choral music education program : Organizational principles ; Public relations ; Recruitment : Developing pride and tradition ; Enjoyment. Budget : Purchasing choral music ; Illegal photocopying. Fund-raising ; Scheduling ; The choral library ; Wearing apparel ; Parents' Organizations 8. Planning for special events and specialized ensembles : Contests and competition : Arguments for competition ; Arguments against competition ; Competing effectively. Clinics and festivals : Planning choral festivals ; Concerts and clinics by visiting choirs ; Festivals ; Choir retreats. Tours and travel ; Specialized ensembles : Show choirs ; Madrigal ensembles ; Vocal jazz ; Barbershop ; Men's and women's choirs 9. Comprehensive choral music education : Developing a personal philosophy of choral music education ; Choral music in the United States : The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ; The a cappella tradition ; A change in direction ; The advent of comprehensive musicianship ; The current scene. Basic principles ; The comprehensive choral curriculum : Individualization ; The multicultural imperative 10. The choral profession : Student teaching ; Securing your first position ; Ethics ; Discipline ; Research in choral music education ; The future of the profession.
Responsibility: John B. Hylton.

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