In Their Own Words relates the stories of Canada's most distinguished and innovative choir masters. In their own words, each tells of their life in music, and shares their thoughts on music and the role of the choir. Many of those profiled have gained international recognition, winning prizes overseas. All have helped to bring the vocal heart-pourings of enthusiastic singers to audiences across the country.
Holly Higgins Jonas has been involved in choral activities all her life. She has been president of the McGill Choral Society, a member of England's Royal Choral Society, and a member of many community and church choirs in Canada.
Dealing with often-overlooked yet vital considerations such as how to work with composers, recording, concert halls, and choral tours, A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting offers a valuable resource for both emerging choral conductors and students of choral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
This new edition features:chapters rewritten to highlight important information and show connections between different sections a new chapter on expressive conducting, consisting of expanded and updated content select full scores in the "Musical Excerpts" section excerpts with transpositions for each chapter, allowing easy access for class performance a new companion website, which includes the scores and transpositions for all musical excerpts, audio recordings of the excerpts, and demonstration videos modeling specific techniques for each chapter.
With the beginning conductor in mind, this hands-on, competency-centered approach is appropriate for mixed classes of choral and instrumental music majors, providing indispensable versatility for students and practicing conductors alike. Rooted in decades of teaching and conducting experience, Basic Conducting Techniques is the essential guide to the principles of conducting.
Canada plays an important role in the promotion and performance of art music, and you can learn all about it in these fine books.
IncludesOpening Windows True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera Lois Marshall John Arpin Elmer Iseler Jan Rubes Music Makers There’s Music in These Walls In Their Own Words Emma Albani Opera Viva MacMillan on Music