Arranger WITH ANDREWS, M & WYERES, G
Composer JORDAN, JAMES
Voicing/Instrument TEXT W/DVD
Publisher GIA PUBLICATIONS
For years James Jordan has explored the world of movement and searched for ways to elevate the teaching of conducting from basics to brilliance. Any conductor who spends time with this book will surely profit from his tireless quest. What is found between its covers is the result of decades of thought put into action. It offers a way forward for conductors who seek to grow their expressiveness while increasing their effectiveness. - Eugene Migliaro Coroporonfrom the Foreword
The culmination of almost thirty years of research, writing, and teaching, this important book by James Jordan presents a vision of conducting gesture and technique as a movement language. In this comprehensive resource, Jordan appliesthe theories of movement education icon Rudolf Laban, as inspired by the pedagogical insights of Jordan's mentor and teacher Gail B. Poch. Each section is detailed through research, extensive discussion, and suggestions for study. Dr. Jordan's pioneering research and writing on this subject will make this seminal volume an indispensible resource for the development of conducting technique and the foundation of many approaches to conducting pedagogy.