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Prescriptions for Choral Excellence Tone, Text, Dynamic Leadership

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ISBN-10: 0195182421

ISBN-13: 9780195182422

Edition: 2005

Authors: Shirlee Emmons, Constance Chase

List price: $35.00
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In shaping choral tone, directors often wish to improve the sound of their choir, but are challenged to pinpoint underlying problems or to guide singers toward solutions. Now, in Prescriptions for Choral Excellence, skilled vocal pedagogue Shirlee Emmons and leading choral director Constance Chase equip choral directors with the practical tools they need to help singers achieve peak choral performance. Drawing on years of experience, Emmons and Chase help choral directors and singers effectively diagnose and resolve problems. They cover topics ranging from breath management and diction to range and intonation, and much more. Beyond describing vocal difficulties, the book provides concrete…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Breath management
Diction and intelligibility
Tone and intonation
The individual singer
The warm-up and training period
Some practical solutions to leadership issues
Leadership theory for reference
Practice and imagery
Mental skills
Vocal health
Stemple's vocal function exercises
Performance profile chart
"Choral Tessituras" (a statement of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing)
"Early music and the absence of vibrato" (a statement of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing)