Score study in preparation for rehearsal is one of those things that we always know is important, but it always seems to be pushed aside when other pressing issues eat up our time. While there isn't always much we can do to nudge all the other responsibilities off of our plates, we can work to make our score study more efficient so that we can get more done in less time! This session will focus on the most important questions we can ask ourselves while preparing a score for rehearsal. The session will include opportunities for practical application of the score study process.
Warm-ups are the oft-neglected yet essential component to an excellent choral rehearsal, and many of us come into the rehearsal room well-prepared to teach repertoire but ill-prepared to lead warm-ups that will set the tone for success. Beyond supplying attendees with examples of different warm-ups, this workshop will offer a pedagogical approach and practical advice about how to lead effective and relevant choral warm-ups for groups of any age.
Multi-cultural choral music has distinct characteristics in that indigenous folk elements are incorporated into a westernized tonal system. Because of this unique quality, multicultural choral music is often taught using Western styles (bel canto style) rather than through traditional singing techniques from their cultures of origin. One of the most important purposes of teaching multicultural music is to increase understanding of and acceptance towards different cultures and to enrich musical experiences. To help choral instructors teach multicultural choral music in more traditional ways, the session will teach a pedagogical approach based on the idea of the Facets Model, using eight instructional strategies that can help students learn multicultural choral music from alternative perspectives that enrich their musical skills, cultural understandings, and performances of multicultural music.
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