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Donald Trott
Conducting Men's Choirs

How to start a male choir and recruit male singers

Working with middle school boys

Developing adolescent voices

Pedagogical considerations for male voices

Procedures for improving intonation

Standing formations


Women conductors of male choirs

How to arrange and compose for men's choirs

Inspired by Debra Spurgeon's pioneering book Conducting Women's Choirs, this companion resource, compiled and edited by Donald Trott, brings together the expertise of eighteen acknowledged authorities on men's choirs. Conducting Men's Choirs addresses the unique challenges, considerations, and joys of making music with male singers.

The book is organized into three major sections, the first of which contains historical essays on male choirs in the United States. The chapters in this section span a range of relevant topics, including glee clubs in colleges and universities, an examination of some of the nation's most esteemed and accomplished male choirs, and the role of male community choruses in America.

The second section explores key aspects of working with male singers that are vital to the success of any conductor of male choirs. A thorough discussion of repertoire for men's choirs rounds out this resource in the book's third and final section. Chapter authors explore men's choir repertoire from a variety of angles: Renaissance music, works by Schumann, Canadian repertoire, and the music of Veljo Tormis. Extensive repertoire listings with hundreds of titles for men's chorus are also provided for quick and easy reference.

Item code: 9974B | Book | $34.95 add item to cart
Choral | 448 Pages

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