Choral Pedagogy, Third Edition

Plural Publishing
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Choral Pedagogy, Third Edition, is the ideal text for voice teachers, choral conductors, church musicians, and professional and amateur singers who wish to develop strategies for lifelong singing. It concisely and clearly presents the principles of voice pedagogy from the perspective of both conducting and voice science in a user-friendly fashion, including helpful charts and simple anatomic diagrams. In addition, it offers teaching methods from history and philosophy, medical and voice science, and pedagogical concepts from active musical experts. Special attention is given to the needs of amateur singers and conductors. Topics covered include choral diction, posture and seating, rehearsal practices, and matters of vocal health.

For the third edition, the authors have completely revised the text, updating the medical information and expanding the exercises. They have also added three new chapters:

A chapter entitled "Singing in the 21st Century" that considers the vocal/choral demands of the choral repertoire being written in this century.A chapter on teaching young boys to sing written by Vic Oakes, the conductor of the Chattanooga Boys Choir.A chapter entitled "The Value of Lifelong Singing."

With its updates and additions, Choral Pedagogy, Third Edition, is a valuable resource for students of choral conducting, music education, church music, and choral singing. 

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Dr. Brenda Smith teaches studio voice, diction and vocal pedagogy at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has been widely recognized for her contributions to the concept of lifelong singing through proper voice care. Dr. Smith is a lyric soprano with special interests in the recital and concert repertoire. In addition, Dr. Smith was translator, collaborator, and assistant to Dr. Wilhelm Ehmann and Dr. Frauke Haasemann, the pedagogues whose work in Germany and the United States developed the concept known as “voice building for choirs”. Dr. Smith works regularly as consultant, clinician, and conductor with amateur and professional choirs. She has been associated with the choirs of St. Ignatius Loyola, the Central City Chorus, and the Dessoff Choirs in New York City, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Cathedral Choral Society of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as well as the choirs of the Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, Florida. As an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Choral Directors Association, Dr. Smith speaks as a resource for solo singers, voice teachers, and choral conductors.

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is professor and chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and senior associate dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. Dr. Sataloff is a professional singer and singing teacher and served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir for nearly four decades. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Haverford College, medical degree from Jefferson Medical College–Thomas Jefferson University, and doctor of musical arts in voice performance from Combs College of Music. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is chairman of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written more than 700 publications, including 40 books. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and otology/neurotology/skull base surgery. 

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
May 15, 2013
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Pages
344
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ISBN
9781597566063
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Genres & Styles / Choral
Music / Instruction & Study / Voice
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Brenda Smith
In the first book in the Circumstances series, Insane Circumstances, Brandi L. Brown hears the fate of a college student who experiences hazing and is leaving the college because it is more than she can bear. Images of the distraught young lady evoke memories of her own college days, ones that had lain dormant for a couple of decades. She leaves work with the intent of writing a letter of consolation to the university student who is returning home. Under the watchful eye of her husband, she begins to tell her own story. The protagonist’s own story takes place during early integration, and she is among the first colored students to get a scholarship to Claxville University. Her parents do not want her to attend, but she does. While at the university she does experience some hazing and other acts that support her parents’ arguments about her being unable to succeed at the college. The psychologically traumatized Brandi also has a chance meeting with a taxi driver who proves to be more than that...Thaddeus Jerome Pennington becomes her friend, that listening ear that she needs, and soon is the love interest and support she needs to continue at the school. When the story begins, it is Brandi Leigh Brown’s story. As events happen, the male character (Taxi) frequently appears. A trip to her hometown in Wester with her ends when a storm comes and the duo returns to Claxville prematurely. The man drops her at the dorm and disappears. The saga of the Browns and the Penningtons continues in the second novel in the series, Unforeseen Circumstances, a contemporary fiction that begins, “And when they were older.”
Brenda Smith
Brandi L. Brown hears the fate of a college student who experiences hazing and is leaving the college because it is more than she can bear. Images of the distraught young lady evoke memories of her own college days, ones that had lain dormant for a couple of decades. She leaves work with the intent of writing a letter of consolation to the university student who is returning home. Under the watchful eye of her husband, she begins to tell her own story. The protagonist’s own story takes place during early integration, and she is among the first colored students to get a scholarship to Claxville University. Her parents do not want her to attend, but she does. While at the university she does experience some hazing and other acts that support her parents’ arguments about her being unable to succeed at the college. There are also wonderful experiences and good friends to be had, an interracial relationship with a fellow university student (one that is brief, but poignant, passionate, and one that she cannot tell her parents about.) Brandi also has a chance meeting with a taxi driver who proves to be more than that...Thaddeus Jerome Pennington becomes her friend, that listening ear that she needs, and soon is the love interest and support she needs to continue at the school. The story has chapters like the Bus Ride, which tells of her trip to the school; Wash Day Folly in which some girls in the dorm steals her underwear from the laundry room; Cross Cultural Comparison Class (CCCC) which starts out comparing romance languages and culture, but soon turns to a comparison of Brandi’s culture with that of her classmates; and Flo, which helps the reader know who Taxi really is. Insane Circumstances has twenty-two chapters which aid the reader in knowing Brandi’s story and comprehending how it would serve to help the injured girl. Each action causes a reaction; some that she is proud of and some that she is not so proud of. When the story begins, it is Brandi Leigh Brown’s story. As events happen, the male character (Taxi) frequently appears. Soon, the novel becomes her story, his story, and their story. In spite of the acts of hazing, etc., she does succeed. She does graduate, and marry this man who becomes her friend for a lifetime. And Thaddeus is there to support her when she writes the letter to the girl she had seen on television, the one who enacted all the memories that lay dormant for so long. Insane Circumstances starts with the desire to write a letter of support to the girl who experienced hazing, and ends with the actual letter.
Brenda Smith
In the first book in the Circumstances series, Insane Circumstances, Brandi L. Brown hears the fate of a college student who experiences hazing and is leaving the college because it is more than she can bear. Images of the distraught young lady evoke memories of her own college days, ones that had lain dormant for a couple of decades. She leaves work with the intent of writing a letter of consolation to the university student who is returning home. Under the watchful eye of her husband, she begins to tell her own story. The protagonist’s own story takes place during early integration, and she is among the first colored students to get a scholarship to Claxville University. Her parents do not want her to attend, but she does. While at the university she does experience some hazing and other acts that support her parents’ arguments about her being unable to succeed at the college. The psychologically traumatized Brandi also has a chance meeting with a taxi driver who proves to be more than that...Thaddeus Jerome Pennington becomes her friend, that listening ear that she needs, and soon is the love interest and support she needs to continue at the school. When the story begins, it is Brandi Leigh Brown’s story. As events happen, the male character (Taxi) frequently appears. A trip to her hometown in Wester with her ends when a storm comes and the duo returns to Claxville prematurely. The man drops her at the dorm and disappears. The saga of the Browns and the Penningtons continues in the second novel in the series, Unforeseen Circumstances, a contemporary fiction that begins, “And when they were older.” The focus shifts to Thaddeus Jerome Pennington, the male character in the trilogy. Readers learn more about Brandi’s all-consuming love for the extraordinary man. It begins, “And when they were older.” Brandi reflects on a time when she thought she had lost the man, but he returns to her. The couple marries and become successful business owners who support the community through their philanthropic efforts. Together, they also face challenges including an unexpected illness and its vestiges. The final book in the trilogy is Extreme Circumstances, a tale about Penningtons’ interventions on behalf of Brandi’s sister, Caroline. The registered nurse who had lived with TJ and Brandi after she graduated from high school finds herself tangled in a web of lies, deception, and abuse. She turns to her Claxville relatives for temporary respite, but extreme circumstances leaves her questioning her ability to maintain her sanity, and to survive, and to move forward.
Brenda Smith
In the first book in the Circumstances series, Insane Circumstances, Brandi L. Brown hears the fate of a college student who experiences hazing and is leaving the college because it is more than she can bear. Images of the distraught young lady evoke memories of her own college days, ones that had lain dormant for a couple of decades. She leaves work with the intent of writing a letter of consolation to the university student who is returning home. Under the watchful eye of her husband, she begins to tell her own story. The protagonist’s own story takes place during early integration, and she is among the first colored students to get a scholarship to Claxville University. Her parents do not want her to attend, but she does. While at the university she does experience some hazing and other acts that support her parents’ arguments about her being unable to succeed at the college. The psychologically traumatized Brandi also has a chance meeting with a taxi driver who proves to be more than that...Thaddeus Jerome Pennington becomes her friend, that listening ear that she needs, and soon is the love interest and support she needs to continue at the school. When the story begins, it is Brandi Leigh Brown’s story. As events happen, the male character (Taxi) frequently appears. A trip to her hometown in Wester with her ends when a storm comes and the duo returns to Claxville prematurely. The man drops her at the dorm and disappears. The saga of the Browns and the Penningtons continues in the second novel in the series, Unforeseen Circumstances, a contemporary fiction that begins, “And when they were older.”
Brenda Smith
In the first book in the Circumstances series, Insane Circumstances, Brandi L. Brown hears the fate of a college student who experiences hazing and is leaving the college because it is more than she can bear. Images of the distraught young lady evoke memories of her own college days, ones that had lain dormant for a couple of decades. She leaves work with the intent of writing a letter of consolation to the university student who is returning home. Under the watchful eye of her husband, she begins to tell her own story. The protagonist’s own story takes place during early integration, and she is among the first colored students to get a scholarship to Claxville University. Her parents do not want her to attend, but she does. While at the university she does experience some hazing and other acts that support her parents’ arguments about her being unable to succeed at the college. The psychologically traumatized Brandi also has a chance meeting with a taxi driver who proves to be more than that...Thaddeus Jerome Pennington becomes her friend, that listening ear that she needs, and soon is the love interest and support she needs to continue at the school. When the story begins, it is Brandi Leigh Brown’s story. As events happen, the male character (Taxi) frequently appears. A trip to her hometown in Wester with her ends when a storm comes and the duo returns to Claxville prematurely. The man drops her at the dorm and disappears. The saga of the Browns and the Penningtons continues in the second novel in the series, Unforeseen Circumstances, a contemporary fiction that begins, “And when they were older.” The focus shifts to Thaddeus Jerome Pennington, the male character in the trilogy. Readers learn more about Brandi’s all-consuming love for the extraordinary man. It begins, “And when they were older.” Brandi reflects on a time when she thought she had lost the man, but he returns to her. The couple marries and become successful business owners who support the community through their philanthropic efforts. Together, they also face challenges including an unexpected illness and its vestiges. The final book in the trilogy is Extreme Circumstances, a tale about Penningtons’ interventions on behalf of Brandi’s sister, Caroline. The registered nurse who had lived with TJ and Brandi after she graduated from high school finds herself tangled in a web of lies, deception, and abuse. She turns to her Claxville relatives for temporary respite, but extreme circumstances leaves her questioning her ability to maintain her sanity, and to survive, and to move forward.
Brenda Smith
Brandi L. Brown hears the fate of a college student who experiences hazing and is leaving the college because it is more than she can bear. Images of the distraught young lady evoke memories of her own college days, ones that had lain dormant for a couple of decades. She leaves work with the intent of writing a letter of consolation to the university student who is returning home. Under the watchful eye of her husband, she begins to tell her own story. The protagonist’s own story takes place during early integration, and she is among the first colored students to get a scholarship to Claxville University. Her parents do not want her to attend, but she does. While at the university she does experience some hazing and other acts that support her parents’ arguments about her being unable to succeed at the college. There are also wonderful experiences and good friends to be had, an interracial relationship with a fellow university student (one that is brief, but poignant, passionate, and one that she cannot tell her parents about.) Brandi also has a chance meeting with a taxi driver who proves to be more than that...Thaddeus Jerome Pennington becomes her friend, that listening ear that she needs, and soon is the love interest and support she needs to continue at the school. The story has chapters like the Bus Ride, which tells of her trip to the school; Wash Day Folly in which some girls in the dorm steals her underwear from the laundry room; Cross Cultural Comparison Class (CCCC) which starts out comparing romance languages and culture, but soon turns to a comparison of Brandi’s culture with that of her classmates; and Flo, which helps the reader know who Taxi really is. Insane Circumstances has twenty-two chapters which aid the reader in knowing Brandi’s story and comprehending how it would serve to help the injured girl. Each action causes a reaction; some that she is proud of and some that she is not so proud of. When the story begins, it is Brandi Leigh Brown’s story. As events happen, the male character (Taxi) frequently appears. Soon, the novel becomes her story, his story, and their story. In spite of the acts of hazing, etc., she does succeed. She does graduate, and marry this man who becomes her friend for a lifetime. And Thaddeus is there to support her when she writes the letter to the girl she had seen on television, the one who enacted all the memories that lay dormant for so long. Insane Circumstances starts with the desire to write a letter of support to the girl who experienced hazing, and ends with the actual letter.
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