Directing the Choral Music Program

Directing the Choral Music Program
Author: Kenneth Harold Phillips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-06
ISBN: 9780199371952
Category: Choirs (Music)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing the Choral Music Program Book Excerpt:

Directing the Choral Music Program, Second Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to developing and managing choral music programs from elementary through high school to adult levels. Broad in scope and practical in orientation, the book is structured around three basic units-the administrative process, rehearsal and performance planning, and choral techniques. In addition to core topics-including recruitment and auditioning, classroom management, vocal development, and curriculum and performance planning-it covers singing pedagogy and its relationship to physical anatomy, the philosophy of choral music education, the history of choral conducting, and the new National Standards for Music Education (2014). The author also presents material on directing show choirs and musicals, teaching sight-reading skills, working with adolescent singers, and organizing choir tours, festivals, and contests.

Choral Music

Choral Music
Author: James Michael Floyd,Avery T. Sharp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN: 0429012632
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choral Music Book Excerpt:

Choral Music: A Research and Information Guide, Third Edition, offers a comprehensive guide to the literature on choral music in the Western tradition. Clearly annotated bibliographic entries guide readers to resources on key topics within choral music, individual choral composers, regional and sacred choral traditions, choral techniques, choral music education, genre studies, and more, providing an essential reference for researchers and practitioners. Covering monographs, bibliographies, selected dissertations, reference works, journals, electronic databases, and websites, this research guide makes it easy to locate relevant sources. Comprehensive indices of authors, titles, and subjects keep the volume user-friendly. The new edition has been brought up to date with entries encompassing the latest scholarship, and updated references and annotations throughout, capturing the continued growth of literature on choral music since the publication of the second edition.

Choral Music

Choral Music
Author: Avery T. Sharp,James Michael Floyd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0415994195
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choral Music Book Excerpt:

This is an annotated bibliography to books, recordings, videos, and websites on choral music. This book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared since publication of the previous edition.

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher
Author: Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2010-04-26
ISBN: 1135241457
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher Book Excerpt:

This textbook prepares Music Education and Choral Conducting majors to be effective middle school and high school choral music teachers. It fully integrates the choral field experience for hands-on learning and reflection and allows the student to observe and teach the book’s principles. It covers the essentials of vocal development, auditions, literature, rehearsals, classroom management, and practical matters.

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy
Author: Frank Abrahams,Paul D. Head
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN: 0190655097
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy Book Excerpt:

As the landscape of choral education changes - disrupted by Glee, YouTube, and increasingly cheap audio production software - teachers of choral conducting need current research in the field that charts scholarly paths through contemporary debates and sets an agenda for new critical thought and practice. Where, in the digitizing world, is the field of choral pedagogy moving? Editor Frank Abrahams and Paul D. Head, both experienced choral conductors and teachers, offer here a comprehensive handbook of newly-commissioned chapters that provide key scholarly-critical perspectives on teaching and learning in the field of choral music, written by academic scholars and researchers in tandem with active choral conductors. As chapters in this book demonstrate, choral pedagogy encompasses everything from conductors' gestures to the administrative management of the choir. The contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy address the full range of issues in contemporary choral pedagogy, from repertoire to voice science to the social and political aspects of choral singing. They also cover the construction of a choral singer's personal identity, the gendering of choral ensembles, social justice in choral education, and the role of the choral art in society more generally. Included scholarship focuses on both the United States and international perspectives in five sections that address traditional paradigms of the field and challenges to them; critical case studies on teaching and conducting specific populations (such as international, school, or barbershop choirs); the pedagogical functions of repertoire; teaching as a way to construct identity; and new scholarly methodologies in pedagogy and the voice.

Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning

Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning
Author: Liz Garnett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351571931
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning Book Excerpt:

It is a truism in teaching choral conducting that the director should look like s/he wishes the choir to sound. The conductor's physical demeanour has a direct effect on how the choir sings, at a level that is largely unconscious and involuntary. It is also a matter of simple observation that different choral traditions exhibit not only different styles of vocal production and delivery, but also different gestural vocabularies which are shared not only between conductors within that tradition, but also with the singers. It is as possible to distinguish a gospel choir from a barbershop chorus or a cathedral choir by visual cues alone as it is simply by listening. But how can these forms of physical communication be explained? Do they belong to a pre-cultural realm of primate social bonding, or do they rely on the context and conventions of a particular choral culture? Is body language an inherent part of musical performance styles, or does it come afterwards, in response to music? At a practical level, to what extent can a practitioner from one tradition mandate an approach as 'good practice', and to what extent can another refuse it on the grounds that 'we don't do it that way'? This book explores these questions at both theoretical and practical levels. It examines textual and ethnographic sources, and draws on theories from critical musicology and nonverbal communication studies to analyse them. By comparing a variety of choral traditions, it investigates the extent to which the connections between conductor demeanour and choral sound operate at a general level, and in what ways they are constructed within a specific idiom. Its findings will be of interest both to those engaged in the study of music as a cultural practice, and to practitioners involved in a choral conducting context that increasingly demands fluency in a variety of styles.

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning
Author: Richard Colwell,Peter Webster
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2011-11-23
ISBN: 0199754349
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning Book Excerpt:

This Handbook summarizes the latest research on music learning consisting of new topics and up-dates from the New Handbook of Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford, 2002). Chapters are written by expert researchers in music teaching and learning, creating research summaries that will be useful for practitioners as well as beginning and advanced researchers.

A Guide to Library Research in Music

A Guide to Library Research in Music
Author: Pauline Shaw Bayne
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN: 1461655811
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Library Research in Music Book Excerpt:

A Guide to Library Research in Music introduces the process and techniques for researching and writing about music. This informative textbook provides concrete examples of different types of writing, offering a thorough introduction to music literature. It clearly describes various information-searching techniques and library-based organizational systems and introduces the array of music resources available. Each chapter concludes with learning exercises to aid the students' concept application and skill development. Appendixes provide short cuts to specific topics in library organizational systems, including Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification. The concluding bibliography provides a quick overview of music literature and resources, emphasizing electronic and print publications since 2000, but including standard references that all music researchers should know.

Getting Started with Middle School Chorus

Getting Started with Middle School Chorus
Author: Patrick K. Freer
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2009-08-15
ISBN: 160709164X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started with Middle School Chorus Book Excerpt:

New to teaching chorus? If so, you may be filled with anticipation and anxiety. Getting Started with Middle School Chorus is here to point you in the right directions. Like other books in the Getting Started series, there's enough specific information here to get you started and on your way! This second edition of Getting Started with Middle School Chorus gives you new information on working with young adolescent changing voices, designing optimal rehearsals for middle schoolers, managing growing choral programs, and helping youngsters gain musical skills they can carry with them for a lifetime of making music. This practical outline will help build your confidence as you take on the new responsibilities associated with teaching middle school chorus.

Music Education in Your Hands

Music Education in Your Hands
Author: Michael L. Mark,Patrice Madura
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN: 1135183910
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Education in Your Hands Book Excerpt:

Designed for Introduction to Music Education courses, this textbook presents an overview of the profession and illuminates the many changes that music educators need to know about - technology, teaching methods, curricular evolution, legislation - and a range of societal needs from cultural diversity to evolving tastes in music.

The Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States

The Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States
Author: Colleen Conway,Kristen Pellegrino,Ann Marie Stanley,Chad West
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0190671424
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States identifies the critical need for change in Pre-K-12 music education. Collectively, the handbook's 56 contributors argue that music education benefits all students only if educators actively work to broaden diversity in the profession and consistently include diverse learning strategies, experiences, and perspectives in the classroom. In this handbook, contributors encourage music teachers, researchers, policy makers, and music teacher educators to take up that challenge. Throughout the handbook, contributors provide a look at ways music teacher educators prepare teachers to enter the music education profession and offer suggestions for ways in which new teachers can advocate for and adapt to changes in contemporary school settings. Building upon students' available resources, contributors use research-based approaches to identify the ways in which educational methods and practices must transform in order to successfully challenge existing music education boundaries.

Introduction to Effective Music Teaching

Introduction to Effective Music Teaching
Author: Alfred S. Townsend
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2011-10-16
ISBN: 1442209453
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Effective Music Teaching Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Effective Music Teaching provides the prospective teacher with front-line tested strategies and approaches that are based on current research and the author's experience. With an open and accessible writing style, Townsend reviews the components of effective teaching and guides the reader in constructing a personal, practical philosophy of music teaching and learning.

Thinking Outside the Voice Box

Thinking Outside the Voice Box
Author: Bridget Sweet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 0190916400
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Outside the Voice Box Book Excerpt:

The changing adolescent voice counts among the most awkward of topics voice teachers and choir directors face. Adolescent voice students already find themselves at a volatile developmental time in their lives, and the stresses and possible embarrassments of unpredictable vocal capabilities make participation in voice-based music an especially fraught event. In this practical teaching guide, author Bridget Sweet encourages a holistic approach to female and male adolescent voice change. Sweet's approach takes full consideration of the body, brain, and auditory system; vocal anatomy and physiology in general, as well as during male and female voice change; and the impact of hormones on the adolescent voice, especially for female singers. Beyond the physical, it also addresses the emotional and psychological components: ideas of resolve and perseverance that are essential to adolescent navigation of voice change; and exploration of portrayals and stereotypes in pop culture that influence how people anticipate voice change experiences for teens and 'tweens, from The Brady Bunch to The Wonder Years to The Simpsons. As a whole, Teaching Outside the Voice Box encourages music educators to more effectively and compassionately assist students through this developmental experience.

Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition

Sourcebook for Research in Music  Third Edition
Author: Allen Scott
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0253014565
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Vocal Instrumental and Ensemble Learning and Teaching

Vocal  Instrumental  and Ensemble Learning and Teaching
Author: Gary McPherson,Graham Welch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 0190674636
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vocal Instrumental and Ensemble Learning and Teaching Book Excerpt:

Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching is one of five paperback books derived from the foundational two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Designed for music teachers, students, and scholars of music education, as well as educational administrators and policy makers, this third volume in the set emphasizes the types of active musical attributes that are acquired when learning an instrument or to sing, together with how these skills can be used when engaging musically with others. These chapters shed light on how the field of voice instruction has changed dramatically in recent decades and how physiological, acoustical, biomechanical, neuromuscular, and psychological evidence is helping musicians and educators question traditional practices. The authors discuss research on instrumental learning, demonstrating that there is no 'ideal' way to learn, but rather that a chosen learning approach must be appropriate for the context and desired aims. This volume rounds out with a focus on a wide range of perspectives dealing with group performance of instrumental music, an area that is organized and taught in many varied ways internationally. Contributors Alfredo Bautista, Robert Burke, James L. Byo, Jean Callaghan, Don D. Coffman, Andrea Creech, Jane W. Davidson, Steven M. Demorest, Robert A. Duke, Robert Edwin, Shirlee Emmons, Sam Evans, Helena Gaunt, Susan Hallam, Lee Higgins, Jere T. Humphreys, Harald Jers, Harald Jørgensen, Margaret Kartomi, Reinhard Kopiez , William R. Lee, Andreas C. Lehmann, Gary E. McPherson, Steven J. Morrison, John Nix, Ioulia Papageorgi, Kenneth H. Phillips, Lisa Popeil, John W. Richmond, Carlos Xavier Rodriguez, Nelson Roy, Robert T. Sataloff, Frederick A. Seddon, Sten Ternström, Michael Webb, Graham F. Welch, Jenevora Williams, Michael D. Worthy

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education
Author: Gary E. McPherson,Graham F. Welch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN: 019990829X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education Book Excerpt:

Music education takes place in many contexts, both formal and informal. Be it in a school or music studio, while making music with friends or family, or even while travelling in a car, walking through a shopping mall or watching television, our myriad sonic experiences accumulate from the earliest months of life to foster our facility for making sense of the sound worlds in which we live. The Oxford Handbook of Music Education offers a comprehensive overview of the many facets of musical experience, behavior and development in relation to this diverse variety of contexts. In this first of two volumes, an international list of contributors discuss a range of key issues and concepts associated with music learning and teaching. The volume then focuses on these processes as they take place during childhood, from infancy through adolescence and primarily in the school-age years. Exploring how children across the globe learn and make music and the skills and attributes gained when they do so, these chapters examine the means through which music educators can best meet young people's musical needs. The second volume of the set brings the exploration beyond the classroom and into later life. Whether they are used individually or in tandem, the two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Music Education update and redefine the discipline, and show how individuals across the world learn, enjoy and share the power and uniqueness of music.

Kod ly Today

Kod  ly Today
Author: Micheal Houlahan,Philip Tacka
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN: 0190236140
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kod ly Today Book Excerpt:

In this new edition of their groundbreaking Kodály Today, Mícheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and -- most importantly -- practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their model -- grounded in the latest research in music perception and cognition -- outlines the concrete practices behind constructing effective teaching portfolios, selecting engaging music repertoire for the classroom, and teaching musicianship skills successfully to elementary students of all degrees of proficiency. Addressing the most important questions in creating and teaching Kodály-based programs, Houlahan and Tacka write through a practical lens, presenting a clear picture of how the teaching and learning processes go hand-in-hand. Their innovative approach was designed through a close, six-year collaboration between music instructors and researchers, and offers teachers an easily-followed, step-by-step roadmap for developing students' musical understanding and metacognition skills. A comprehensive resource in the realm of elementary music education, this book is a valuable reference for all in-service music educators, music supervisors, and students and instructors in music education.

The Oxford Handbook of Singing

The Oxford Handbook of Singing
Author: Graham F. Welch,David M. Howard,John Nix
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN: 0192576070
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Singing Book Excerpt:

Singing has been a characteristic behaviour of humanity across several millennia. Chorus America (2009) estimated that 42.6 million adults and children regularly sing in one of 270,000 choruses in the US, representing more than 1:5 households. Similarly, recent European-based data suggest that more than 37 million adults take part in group singing. The Oxford Handbook of Singing is a landmark text on this topic. It is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wishes to know more about the pluralistic nature of singing. In part, the narrative adopts a lifespan approach, pre-cradle to senescence, to illustrate that singing is a commonplace behaviour which is an essential characteristic of our humanity. In the overall design of the Handbook, the chapter contents have been clustered into eight main sections, embracing fifty-three chapters by seventy-two authors, drawn from across the world, with each chapter illustrating and illuminating a particular aspect of singing. Offering a multi-disciplinary perspective embracing the arts and humanities, physical, social and clinical sciences, the book will be valuable for a broad audience within those fields.

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning Volume 1 Strategies

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning  Volume 1  Strategies
Author: Richard Colwell,Peter R. Webster
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2011-10-26
ISBN: 0199813582
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning Volume 1 Strategies Book Excerpt:

The MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning, Volume 1: Strategies brings together the best and most current research on methods for music learning, focusing squarely on the professions empirical and conceptual knowledge of how students gain competence in music at various ages and in different contexts. The collection of chapters, written by the foremost figures active in the field, takes a broad theoretical perspective on current, critical areas of research, including music development, music listening and reading, motivation and self-regulated learning in music, music perception, and movement. The books companion volume, Applications, builds an extensive and solid position of practice upon the frameworks and research presented here. Throughout both volumes in this essential set, focus is placed on the musical knowledge and musical skills needed to perform, create, understand, reflect on, enjoy, value, and respond to music. A key point of emphasis rests on the relationship between music learning and finding meaning in music, and as music technology plays an increasingly important role in learning today, chapters move beyond exclusively formal classroom instruction into other forms of systematic learning and informal instruction. Either individually or paired with its companion Volume 2: Applications, this indispensable overview of this growing area of inquiry will appeal to students and scholars in Music Education, as well as front-line music educators in the classroom.

Becoming a Music Teacher

Becoming a Music Teacher
Author: Donald L. Hamann,Shelly Cooper
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0190245085
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Music Teacher Book Excerpt:

New music teachers often struggle to find a way to connect the content learned in college classes with the content that will be taught in the classroom, since the nature of their work demands a high level of both musical and educational ability, while also the skills to switch from tuning an orchestra to leading a marching band or practicing voice parts with a chorus. Becoming a Music Teacher: Student to Practitioner focuses on making the connections between the college music classroom and public school music classroom transparent, visible, and relevant. Award-winning music educators Donald L. Hamann and Shelly Cooper have created a versatile text for music teacher education, and one that will provide a significant resource for music education students across the US. Based around an innovative organization and approach, Becoming a Music Teacher is made up of 40 short modules that focus on increasing a teacher's comfort and confidence level when instructing or leading groups. Each module is broken down into four individual components that demonstrate real life transfers from classes to classroom through the components of Personal Awareness, Personal Musicianship, Pre-Conducting, and Professional Knowledge. The Personal Awareness component gives a lesson on good teaching skills by focusing on body awareness, body language, and communication styles rather than abstract theories of education. Personal Musicianship provides a guided learning approach to teaching sight-singing and opportunities to create both vocal and instrumental accompaniments with the songs that are included in the modules. Pre-conducting discusses ways in which certain gestures or concepts could be used in rehearsing a school ensemble through the development of hand/arm independence, posture, and gestures. Professional knowledge links the module to the real world and places it in the context of the workplace, offering advice on how to work with other teachers and administrators, and includes characteristics of successful teachers, the role of schools in contemporary society, and diverse learners. When taken together, these components help the student develop a genuinely rounded skill set for the classroom. The lessons are activity-based and interactive, allowing readers to experiment, communicate, and provide feedback. The modules are also flexible and have been designed to be easily integrated into a music education classroom and applied to specific age groups, includingadult learners, a demographic many music education students encounter but one rarely discussed in music education classrooms. Each module stands alone, allowing instructors to customize their lesson plans by selecting or highlighting the modules most relevant to their class. This text also includes exercises that promote reflection on professionalism, collegiality, and legal factors that affect both students and teachers, not found in most education texts.