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Conducting women's choirs : strategies for success / edited and compiled by Debra Spurgeon.

Other author/creatorSpurgeon, Debra Lea, 1952- editor.
Format Video (DVD), Book, and Print
Publication Info Chicago : GIA Publications, [2012]
Copyright Notice ©2012
Description340 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents The status of women's choirs ; The history of women singing in groups / Debra Spurgeon -- The sacred choral works of the Venetian ospedali / Jeanette L. MacCallum -- Brahms and his work with women's choruses / Debra Spurgeon -- Canadian repertoire for women's choruses / Hilary Apfelstadt -- We sing ourselves : an essay about teaching and learning with women / Sandra Snow -- Building community in the women's choir / Mary Hopper -- The Y factor in an X chromosome world / Phillip Swan -- By women, for women : choral works for women's voices / Shelbie L. Wahl -- Writing for women's voices : a conversation with composers / Nancy Menk -- Mentoring the women's choir through voicing, labeling and seating / Sandra Peter -- Warm-ups for the women's choir / Lori Hetzel -- Working with the women's community choir : a how-to guide / Iris S. Levine -- Understanding the young female singer : an interview with Lynne Gackle -- Healthy development of the beginning women's choir / Joelle Norris -- Improving the sound of a women's choir : working with sopranos and altos / Debra Spurgeon -- Women's choir : formations, acoustics and singer preferences / Janna Montgomery and Debra Spurgeon -- Building excellence in women's choirs : master conductors speak / Debra Spurgeon.
Abstract Conducting Women's Choirs: Strategies for Success is a pioneering yet practical book and DVD devoted to all aspects of the women's choir--a groundbreaking contribution and a true collaborative effort from top professionals in the field. For the first time in a book, choral leaders bring together historical, philosophical, psychological, sociological, pedagogical, and real-world considerations to the women's choir--information missing from most choral methods and conducting texts. Areas of focus include: working with beginning, high school, collegiate, and community women's choirs; improving the sound of women's choirs; suggested repertoire for women's choirs; composing for women's choirs; building community within the ensemble; warm-ups and rehearsal strategies; building excellence in women's choirs. Sections also focus on mentoring, auditions, seating arrangements, historical women's repertoire, healthy vocal development, gender issues, history, status of the women's choir, and much more. This book features research, practical insights, and round-table discussions. The included DVD demonstrates choral techniques and teaching ideas with two women's choirs: Aurora, from Luther College, conducted by Sandra Peter; and The University of Kentucky Women's Choir, conducted by Lori Hetzel [Publisher description]
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Publisher numberG-8367 GIA Publications

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