This valuable guide offers words of wisdom from six successful orchestra teachers with more than 150 years of combined experience. Each writer gives practical advice, applicable to any orchestra conductor/educator. Part 1
: Building Well-Rounded Orchestra Musicians in a Performance Setting
(Jacquelyn Dillon) · But What About the Sound? Toward Greater Musical Integrity in the Orchestra Program
(James Kjelland) · Selecting Music for your Orchestra
(Robert Gillispie) · Teaching "Traditional" Contemporary Music in School Orchestra Programs: Let's Not be Too Polite
(Louis Bergonzi) · The Impact of the National Standards on Music Performance
(Dorothy Straub) · Preparing your Orchestra for Festival
Part 2 contains thorough analyses of 100 of the most significant works for strings and full orchestra, Grades 1-6. The book gives important information on each musical selection, including composer and composition information, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, musical elements, suggestions for additional listening, and a guide to selected references.
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