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Barbara Tagg
Before the Singing: Structuring Children's Choirs for Success

Foreword by Francisco J. Nunez

Getting Started

Beyond the Board

Leadership Transition


Rehearsals and Parents

Musical Matters

Promotion and Fundraising


Building Community

Performing with Professionals


In the Words of Others

Suggested Treble Repertoire

All children must have an opportunity to share the joy of choral music participation - whether in school, church, or community choirs. What happens before the singing begins, is critical to supporting, sustaining, and nurturing choirs to give every child the opportunity to experience the wonder of choral singing. Based on years of experience conducting and teaching, Barbara Tagg brings a wealth of practical information about ways of organizing choirs. From classroom choirs, to mission statements, boards of directors, commissioning, auditioning, and repertoire, Before the Singing will inspire new ways of thinking about how choirs organize their daily tasks. The collaborative community that surrounds a choir includes conductors, music educators, church choir directors, board members, volunteers, staff, administrators, and university students in music education and nonprofit arts management degree programs. For all these, Tagg offers a wealth of knowledge about creating a positive environment to support artistry, creativity, dedication, and a commitment to striving for excellence.

Item code: 6918B | Book | $38.95 add item to cart
Choral  | 274 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9

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