Choral Conducting: Focus on Communication

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Top choral master-teachers Harold Decker and Colleen Kirk provide outstanding direction and guidance for all levels of students and teachers of conducting and stimulate the practicing conductor who is receptive to alternative approaches to choral development and problem solving. A wealth of experience is revealed in this unique, full-featured compendium.

Choral Conducting is well organized and presents its eclectic contents from the most basic information to the advanced in an easy-to-read format. Virtually every topic is addressed. Musical examples can be found throughout with sample markings that emphasize the fundamentals of each chapter. Useful appendices are extensive. The cumulative effect is one of breadth and depth.

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Hoffer, Introduction to Music Education, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577665496); Robinson-Winold, The Choral Experience: Literature, Materials, and Methods (ISBN 9780881336504); Roe, Choral Music Education, Second Edition (ISBN 9780881338072); and Stanton, Steps to Singing for Voice Classes, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577661351).

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"Few texts so elegantly integrate technical conducting instruction with information on repertoire selection and programming, score study and analysis, choral style period overview, and the inclusion of a sample anthology of choral music for class assignments. It is one of the essential resources in choral instruction at our university." -- John W. Richmond, University of South Florida

"Rejoice, for the body of choral conducting literature has been enlarged and enriched . . . knowledge is presented in lucid terms, methodology made practical, murky complexities given clarity." -- Russell Mathis, ACDA Past President

". . . a wonderful resource for all choral educators. This text goes beyond the mere mechanics of choral conducting and deals with the concepts that go into the making of sound conductors of choral music and sensitive communication of the choral art." -- David R. Stutzenberger, The University of Tennessee,Knoxville

". . . this text genuinely reflects the expertise and the humanity of its authors . . . the repertoire, and the emphasis on musical communication make this brilliant text a must for choral music education." -- Doreen Rao, University of Toronto

"In content and format Decker has prepared a text for the choral conducting world to use for many years to come." -- Howard Swan, Occidental College

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