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Teaching Music Through Performance Thursday, August 04, 2011

The best-selling series of books and CDs, Teaching Music Through Performance, has quickly become the indispensable resource for music educators searching for the best possible music at all levels.  Each book includes analyses of select pieces and insights from national leaders in the field.  Recordings by top ensembles make this series truly invaluable.  With multiples volumes available for Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz, every music educator will find repertoire guidance and inspiration.

Some of the newest additions to the series are Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir, Volume 3 and Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Choir.  Volume 3 is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music available for high school and college choir, and also to learn from leaders in the choral profession.  Topics covered include male choirs and male singers, commissioning, teaching strategies in the choral rehearsal, articulation, and the power of gesture.  Also included is a thorough analyses of almost 90 of the most significant works for choir ever composed, including information on the composer and composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, musical elements, suggestions for additional listening, and a guide to selected references.  The final section of the text contains a detailed study and guide to the choral masterwork, Antonio Vivaldi's “Gloria,” including an extended history of the work, analysis charts, and rehearsal strategies.  The corresponding CD contains premier recordings of many of the works presented in the text.

Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Choir is one of the most comprehensive resources ever published for middle school choir directors - written, researched, and compiled by conductors and educators with a wealth of teaching experience.  Topics covered include assessment, independent part singing, selecting and preparing quality repertoire, the inner journey of a young singer, and comprehensive musicianship.  As in the previous volumes, resource guides for 80 of the best works in print for middle school choirs of all ability levels are also included, and the corresponding CD is another valuable resource.

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