Instructional Techniques for the Non-Select Children's Chorus
While many texts exist on the subjects of choral techniques, conducting tips, and rehearsal hints, most of them focus on secondary, select, and church choirs rather than the elementary school setting in which so many teachers work every day. Inside the Elementary School Chorus
fills this notable void with practical and tested strategies from her years of real-world teaching experience. Designed specifically for the music educator working with non-auditioned children's choruses, this book addresses everything from recruiting to getting kids excited about singing, from warm ups to programming, from working with parents to budgets, and illustrates how children's choirs can become environments where participants learn a strong sense of community alongside high levels of musicianship.
The included DVD provides sight and sound to the strategies shared in the text. It's sections are: The general music classroom as a venue for vocal instruction · Rehearsal strategies for the public school elementary chorus · Performances - before, during, and after.