Choral Music Methods and Materials Developing Successful Choral Programs

ISBN-10: 0028703111

ISBN-13: 9780028703114

Edition: 1996

Authors: Barbara A. Brinson

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This core text provides choral music educators with a well-organized and concise introduction to directing choirs and managing choral programs at the junior-high through high-school level.
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List price: $170.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/2/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Barbara A. Brinson is an associate professor of Music Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she directs the University Chorus, Women's Choir, and teaches choral conducting, choral methods, and foundations courses. Dr. Brinson served for 14 years on the music faculty of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and taught choral and general music in the Georgia public schools for 10 years at the elementary through high-school levels. She has directed choirs at all levels in both schools and churches. Brinson has served as director of the Intermediate Choir of the Chautauqua Children's Chorale; held the position of Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Youth and Student Activities for New York American Choral Directors Association (NYACDA); and served on the editorial staff of the Journal of Research in Music Teacher Education. She has written articles for publications such as the Choral Journal, Music Educators Journal, and General Music Today. A frequent clinician at conventions, conferences, and schools, she also is very active as a guest conductor and as an adjudicator at choral festivals. Her professional affiliations include National Association for Music Education, ACDA, Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda and NYSSMA. Dr. Brinson received her Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, an M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Tennessee, an M.Ed. in Music Education from Columbus State University, and a B.M. in Music Education from Wesleyan College.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Philosophical Foundations
Recruitment and Retention of Singers
Auditions and Placement of Singers
Development and Evaluation of a Choral Curriculum
Programming Music
Musical Analysis and Score Preparation
The Rehearsal
Behavior Management in Rehearsal
Vocal Techniques and Musicianship Skills
The Changing Voice
Pop Ensembles and Musical Productions
Management of a Choral Program
Selected Choral Repertoire
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