Getting Started with Middle School Chorus by Patrick K. FreerGetting Started with Middle School Chorus by Patrick K. Freer

Getting Started with Middle School Chorus

byPatrick K. Freer

Paperback | August 15, 2009

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New to teaching chorus? If so, you may be filled with anticipation and anxiety. Getting Started with Middle School Chorus is here to point you in the right directions. Like other books in the Getting Started series, there's enough specific information here to get you started and on your way! This second edition of Getting Started with Middle School Chorus gives you new information on working with young adolescent changing voices, designing optimal rehearsals for middle schoolers, managing growing choral programs, and helping youngsters gain musical skills they can carry with them for a lifetime of making music. This practical outline will help build your confidence as you take on the new responsibilities associated with teaching middle school chorus.
Patrick K. Freer is associate professor of choral music education at Georgia State University. He is a leading expert on working with adolescent choirs.
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Title:Getting Started with Middle School ChorusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.17 × 6.07 × 0.3 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607091631

ISBN - 13:9781607091639

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 In the Beginning Chapter 3 Your School's Choral Program Chapter 4 Budget and Equipment Chapter 5 Developing Your Schedule Chapter 6 Finding and Choosing Choral Repertoire Chapter 7 Recruiting Singers Chapter 8 The Young Adolescent Chapter 9 The Young Adolescent Voice Chapter 10 Rehearsal Planning Chapter 11 Teaching Strategies for Rehearsals Chapter 12 Performances Chapter 13 Get Started and Keep Going

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Although many new teachers dream of conducting their own choruses, few imagine doing so in a middle school setting. Freer provides a masterly overview of the rewards and challenges facing those who find themselves conducting in that setting.... the book provides a wealth of information for teachers at any stage of their careers.... Well written and acessible, Freer's contribution to the field is powerful and should be a part of all collections devoted to practice and pedagogy. Highly recommended.