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Doreen Rao


Doreen Rao

Doreen Rao's distinguished career as conductor and master teacher links the standards of professional performance with the goals of music education. Celebrated for her spirited and moving concerts, Rao's commitment to choral music is recognized in her innovative programming, teaching initiatives, worldwide conducting appearances, and her award-winning Choral Music Experience publications with Boosey & Hawkes.

Appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in 2008, Rao holds the Cameron Baird Conductor's Chair working in close collaboration with the Grammy Award winning Maestro JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In this position, Rao leads the newly inaugurated Buffalo Sings! Community Concert Series dedicated to building bridges between artists and their audiences through concert performances and educational programs throughout Western New York.

Doreen Rao holds the University of Toronto's Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting Emeritus. As Director of Choral Programs, she established and led the Faculty of Music's Graduate Program in Conducting, she directed the Toronto Bach Festival in collaboration with its principal guest artist, the eminent Bach scholar and conductor Helmuth Rilling, and she conducted the award-winning University of Toronto MacMillan Singers and Bach Festival Singers. Her choirs collaborated regularly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, under conductors Peter Oundjian, Gianandrea Noseda, Bernard Labadie and Helmuth Rilling.



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Doreen Rao : Choral Music Experience - Volume 2: The Artist in Every Child : Book : Doreen Rao :  : 073999362473 : 48007788

Doreen Rao : Choral Music Experience - Volume 2: The Artist in Every Child


Songlist: Art, Artistry, Artistic Development in Children, Artistic Development and Choral Music Experience

6278b Book $5.50 Children's Choir Development

Doreen Rao : Choral Music Experience - Volume 3: The Art in Choral Music : Book : Doreen Rao :  : 073999923834 : 48007789

Doreen Rao : Choral Music Experience - Volume 3: The Art in Choral Music


Songlist: What Made Elizabeth Smile?, Artistry and CME, Voice and CME, Text and CME, Expressiveness and CME, Creativity and CME, Kristen's Story: A Summary

6279b Book $7.50 Children's Choir Development

Doreen Rao : Choral Music Experience - Volume 4: Teaching Children Through Choral Music : Book : Doreen Rao :  : 073999165210 : 48007790

Doreen Rao : Choral Music Experience - Volume 4: Teaching Children Through Choral Music


Songlist: Choral Performance As Education, Basic Principles Of Choral Music Experience, ACDA Video...On Location With Doreen Rao, CME References And Resources

6280b Book $8.75 Children's Choir Development

Doreen Rao : We Will Sing! - Book : Book : Doreen Rao :  : 073999685992 : 145840532X : 48007802

Doreen Rao : We Will Sing! - Book

Review: This practical music curriculum is a performance-based textbook for music classrooms designed for children ages 9 and older. Beginning with the basics of how to produce a good singing tone, introducing basic music theory, reading and ear training and progressing into unison choral singing and easy part-singing, this 243-page book offers an insightful, practical approach to classroom music. 18 choral arrangements available in 3 separate Performance Programs.

Songlist: Invitation to Choral Music Experience, Principles of Music Performance as Music Education, A Curriculum for Classroom Choirs, Instructional Methods, Role of Teacher/Conductor, Finding Your Singing Voice, Singing With Musicianship, Practice Projects, Feeling Time and Reading Rhythm, Meter and Meter Signatures, Hearing Pitch and Reading Notation, Singing Together, Performance Projects

6166b Book $29.95 Children's Choir Development

Doreen Rao's Choral Music Experience : African Songs for Childrens Chorus : Sheet Music : Doreen Rao : 

Doreen Rao's Choral Music Experience : African Songs for Childrens Chorus

Review: "Mbiri kuna Mwari" is composed in the spirit of choral music heard at the Episcopal Cathedral in Harare, Zimbabwe, in the summer of 1993. Shona is the majority tribe in Zimbabwe and its language. The text is the Shona translation of the opening section of the Gloria of the Mass Ordinary. This traditional lullaby, "Thula, Babana," is from the eastern coastal region of South Africa. The singular sweetness of the melody has made it a favorite with South African choirs and audiences. In this arrangement, the melody is repeated several times, passing from one voice to the other, with a gradual variation and accumulation of accompanying texture, before fading into silence. Also included in this package is "Ghana Alleluia," "Kenya Melodies," and "African Celebration."

Songlist: Ghana Alleluia, Kenya Melodies, Mbiri Kuna Mwari, African Celebration

9280b Sheet Music $9.75 African Choral Arrangements

Lee R. Kesselman : Scottish Folk Songs : Sheet Music : Doreen Rao : 

Lee R. Kesselman : Scottish Folk Songs

Review: "Loch Lomond" is one of the most famous of all Scottish song - a song of friendship, of love, and of parting. While "Auld Lang Syne" has become one of the most familiar in our culture, oft used for ushering in the new year, it remains a heartfelt air, extolling enduring friendship and waxing nostalgic over the passage of time. "The Birks Of Aberfeldy" is a dance piece! Let the rhythm and accents hold sway as the piano rolics and the singers tease, tempt, cajole and invite the Bonnie Lassie! Also Included in this package is the hauntingly beautiful "Skye Boat Song," and "Afton Water."

Songlist: Skye Boat Song, Afton Water, The Birks of Aberfeldy, Auld Lang Syne, Loch Lomond

9282b Sheet Music $10.50 Scottish Choral Music Arrangements

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