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Creating Artistry Through Choral Excellence

By Flossie Jordan

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Choral (Book/CDR)
Composed by Flossie Jordan and Henry Leck. Methodology Chorals. Choral Resources, Classroom Resources. Hardcover with CD. 266 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.8748555).

Item Number: HL.8748555

ISBN 9781423437116. 7.3x9.5 inches. Henry Leck, with Flossie Jordan.

Henry Leck, Founder and Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir and Director of Choral Activities at Butler University, has influenced thousands of young musicians and teachers through his dedication to choral excellence and the idea that children can perform music with artistry and understanding.

This comprehensive text, written with Dr. Flossie Jordan, is an insightful guide for choral directors in the field and in training to help develop the teaching skills, leadership abilities, conducting technique, knowledge of repertoire and organizational skills necessary for success.

Chapters include:

1. Going Beyond the Craft of Music Making

2. Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer

3. Director Preparation

4. Musical Expression through Visualization

5. Dalcroze Techniques in the Choral Rehearsal

6. Creating Artistry Through a Kodály Curriculum

7. The Boy's Expanding Voice: Take the High Road

8. Leadership Style

9. Organization

10. Epilogue

As an added bonus, the book includes a CD-ROM with dozens of helpful forms and documents from the Indianapolis Children's Choir covering organizing a children's choir, auditions, governing documents, managing volunteers, fundraising, grant writing and much more!

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