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Dr. Brenda Smith: Choral Pedagogy

Preface
Amateur and Professional Choral Singers
The Rehearsal Process
Introduction
Vocal Health and Pedagogy
The Vocal Approach to Choral Music
Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice
Medical Care of Voice Disorders
Performing Arts Medicine and the Professional Voice User
Seating Problems of Vocalists
Historical Overview of Vocal Pedagogy
Voice Building for Choirs
The Singing Voice and the Choral Tone
Choral Singing Techniques
Choral Diction
Rehearsal Techniques
Children's Choirs

Directed by Brenda Smith

With new chapters, fully updated and revised, Choral Pedagogy is intended to aid the voice teacher, choral conductor, church musician, and professional or amateur singer develop strategies for lifelong singing. It concisely and clearly presents the principles of voice pedagogy from the perspective of both conducting and voice science in a very user-friendly fashion with helpful charts and simple anatomic diagrams. It offers teaching methods from history and philosophy, medical and voice science, and pedagogical concepts from active musical experts. Special attention is given to the needs of amateur singers and conductors. Topics covered include choral diction, posture and seating, rehearsal practices, and matters of vocal health. This text is a valuable resource for students of choral conducting, music education, church music or choral singing. Brenda Smith, D.M.A. teaches studio voice, diction and vocal pedagogy at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has been widely recognized for her contributions to the concept of lifelong singing through proper voice care.

Item code: 5283B | Book | $54.95 |add item to cart
Choral  | 256 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 8
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