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Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 3

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Music Education. 618 pages.

Item Number: GI.G-7522

ISBN 9781579997533. Music Education.

Frank S. Albinder
Philip Brunelle
Bruce Chamberlain
Rodney Eichenberger
Sandra Snow

compiled and edited by
Heather J. Buchanan and Matthew W. Mehaffey

Written, researched, and compiled by choral scholars and educators with a wealth of teaching and conducting experience, the "Teaching Music through Performance in Choir" series aids conductors and educators on the quest toward full musical awareness.

This latest volume is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music available for high school and college choir, and also to learn from leaders in the choral profession.

In Part I, Frank S. Albinder, Philip Brunelle, Bruce Chamberlain, Rodney Eichenberger, and Sandra Snow focus on topics such as "Male Choirs and Male Singers," "The Joy of Commissioning," teaching strategies in the choral rehearsal, articulation, and the power of gesture.

Part II uses the innovative choral repertoire grading system developed for this series and contained in Volumes 1 and 2 and includes thorough analyses of almost 90 of the most significant works for choir ever composed, Levels 1-5. Each Teacher Resource Guide includes information on the composer and composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, musical elements, suggestions for additional listening, and a guide to selected references.

Also included is a detailed study and guide to the choral masterwork, Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria." In this section, Bruce Chamberlain includes an extended history of the work, analysis charts, and rehearsal strategies.

"Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Volume 3," is an essential resource for choir directors at all levels and a major contribution to the choral field.

Grammy Award-winning conductor and singer Frank Albinder directs the Washington Men's Camerata, the Virginia Glee Club at the University of Virginia, and the Woodley Ensemble.

Philip Brunelle is Artistic Director and Founder of VocalEssence, and an internationally renowned conductor, choral scholar, and performer.

Bruce Chamberlain is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arizona School of Music and Founding Director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's professional chorus.

Rodney Eichenberger is Professor Emeritus at Florida State University and has conducted more than 85 U.S. All-State Choirs.

Sandra Snow is Associate Professor of Music Education and Choral Conducting at the Michigan State University College of Music.

Heather J. Buchanan is Director of Choral Activities at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where she conducts the 144-voice Choralel and 48-voice auditioned University Singers, and teaches choral methods and Body Mapping.

Matthew W. Mehaffey is Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Minnesota, where he conducts the Concert Choir and the Men's Chorus, and teaches graduate courses in choral conducting and literature.