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Compiled and Edited by Brian J. Winnie, 

The book contains one hundred powerful rehearsal techniques and ideas passionately shared by leading expert choral pedagogues, composers, conductors, vocologists, music therapists, researchers, speech-language pathologists, studio teachers, and professional practitioners. Each quick-to-read, insightful article includes fascinating facts about famous composers and conductors, thoughtful motivational quotes, and suggested additional reading selections.  Sample topics include:


  • "Useful Compositional Techniques for Directors," Jeffery L. Ames, Professor; Belmont University
  • "Teaching Traditional South African Music," Michael Joseph Barrett, Composer & Conductor; University of Pretoria
  • "Leadership through a New Lens," Hilary Apfelstadt, ProfessorEmerita; The University of Toronto 
  • "The Choral Warm-Up Period," Anthony T. Leach, Professor Emeritus; The Pennsylvania State University
  • "Rethinking Gender in the Choral Context," Joshua Palkki, Assistant Professor; California State University, Long Beach
  •  "Involving Students in Repertoire Selection," Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities; Ithaca College



Dr. Janet Galván, professor in the School of Music (on sabbatical leave) was a contributing author to “The Choral Conductor’s Companion,” a book just released by GIA Publications. | 0 Comments |
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