Based on my experiences working with choirs over the last twenty years, Choral CHARISMA introduces a dynamic and transformative approach to Singing with Expression.
The book begins with an exploration of how directors can create the environment necessary to support such a paradigm shift, presenting thoughts on how to createa safe and supportive atmosphere within the choir ... and why doing so is so important. What follows gives readers all they need in order to institute profound changes within their program or add different pedagogical methods to their toolbox.
Blending modern Method acting theory, neuroscience, and educational best practices, the book offers comprehensive tools with which to empower singers, enhance the choir's overall musicality, and engage audiences more completely.
Using the approach laid out in the book, directors and singers can transform thechoral experience, shifting it from what is often a primarily technical exerciseof "crafting beautiful sound" to a more powerful, poignant, and personal exploration of text and music.