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Inside the Elementary School Chorus

Instructional Techniques for the Non-Select Children's Chorus

By Patricia Bourne

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Instructional Techniques for the Non-Select Children's Chorus. Composed by Patricia Bourne. Text and DVD. Heritage Music Press #30/2357H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2357H).

Item Number: LO.30-2357H

Designed specifically for the music educator working with non-auditioned children's choruses, Patricia Bourne's "Inside the Elementary School Chorus" addresses everything from recruiting to getting kids excited about singing, from warm ups to programming, and from working with parents to budgets. In addition to helpful how-tos, this outstanding resource illustrates how children's choirs can become environments where participants learn a strong sense of community alongside high levels of musicianship. As an added feature, the book includes a DVD that provides sight and sound to the strategies shared in narrative. Organized to follow the book, its sections include: The general music classroom as a venue for vocal instruction; Rehearsal strategies for the public school elementary chorus; and Performances--before, during, and after. Don't miss this resource filled with down-to-earth approaches and inspiring ideas.

  • Membership in the Non-Select Chorus 
  • Repertoire, Materials, and Resources 
  • Purposeful Performances 
  • Final Thoughts 
  • The General Music Teacher as Children's Choir Director 
  • Rehearsal and Management Strategies 
  • The Child Singing Voice