Creating Artistry Through Choral Excellence
By Henry Leck with Flossie Jordan
Hardcover and CD-ROM
This comprehensive text is an insightful guide for choral directors in the field and in training to help develop the teaching skills, leadership abilities, conducting technique, knowledge of repertoire and organizational skills necessary for success.
Practical examples are given to illustrate the concepts given. Vocalises are included to help the developing pubescent and pre-pubescent male and female voice. Approaches to music education through the art of Dalcroze and Kodaly are introduced and discussed.
The book includes a CD-Rom with dozens of helpful forms and documents from the Indianapolis Children's Choir covering organizing a children's choir, auditions, governing documents, managing volunteers, fundraising, grant writing and much more.
Chapter 1: Going Beyond the Craft of Music Making
Chapter 2: Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer
Chapter 3: Director Preparation
Chapter 4: Musical Expression through Visualization
Chapter 5: Creating Artistry through Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Chapter 6: Creating Artistry through a Kodaly Curriculum
Chapter 7: The Boy's Expanding Voice
Chapter 8: Leadership Comments
Chapter 9: Organization
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