Rehearsing: Critical Connections For The Instrumental Music Conductor by John F. ColsonRehearsing: Critical Connections For The Instrumental Music Conductor by John F. Colson

Rehearsing: Critical Connections For The Instrumental Music Conductor

byJohn F. Colson

Paperback | July 9, 2015

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Following on the heels of his Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble, John Colson takes students to the next level in this conducting practice with the Rehearsing: Critical Connections for the Instrumental Music Conductor. Colson here draws together the critical connections for those seeking to become fully capable and self-assured instrumental music conductors. As Colson argues, too often conductor training programs treat the problems and challenges of the rehearsal-perhaps the single most critical element in any effort to achieve competency as a conductor-as secondary. In this work, Colson supplies the missing link for conductors looking for advice that allows them to complete their training for reaching complete competency as a conductor. Colson demonstrates throughout the specific connections that the advanced conductor must know and regular employ, connections that few, if any, other works on the art of conducting address or bring together.
John F. Colson is professor emeritus of music at South Dakota State University. He has been the Conductor and Music Director of the South Dakota State University - Civic Symphony Orchestra for 34 years. He is the author of Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble: Scenarios, Priorities, Strategies, Essentials, and Repe...
Title:Rehearsing: Critical Connections For The Instrumental Music ConductorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.95 × 6.08 × 0.89 inPublished:July 9, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsConnection One: Conducting and RehearsingConnection Two: The Right Hand vs. The Left HandConnection Three: Music Imagery, Inner Singing, and Conducting TechniqueConnection Four: Score Study, Rehearsal Planning and Rehearsal PreparationsConnection Five: Instrumental Pedagogy during the Rehearsal ProcessConnection Six: Watching and Listening by the EnsembleConnection Seven: Listening and Musical Sensitivity by the ConductorConnection Eight: The Use of Rehearsal Time and Rehearsal PacingConnection Nine: Multitasking and Awareness in the Rehearsal ProcessConnection Ten: Conductor Demonstrations, Modeling/Imitation, and FeedbackConnection Eleven: The Communication - Conducting, Verbally, and MusicallyConnection Twelve: The Essence and Spirit of the MusicConnection Thirteen: "Words to Live By"Connection Fourteen: Re-Hear-SingConnection Fifteen: Teaching through Performance ConceptsConnection Sixteen: Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Smaller EnsemblesConnection Seventeen: "Think Musically ALWAYS"Connection Eighteen: Trust and LeadershipThe Coda: Connecting the Conductor Competency ChainAppendix A: Conducting/Rehearsing Projects for the Rehearsal Process Lab EnvironmentAppendix B: Equipment Needed in the Rehearsal Process EnvironmentAppendix C: A Continuum for the Advanced Instrumental Music ConductorAppendix D: Video Creation and Reviewing InstructionsAppendix E: Videographic Scenarios and Teacher AssessmentBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Rehearsing presents a compelling argument for each of the connections discussed in a clear and focused manner. Of particular note are chapters Teaching through Performance Concepts and Words to Live By, both of which contain phrases to use during rehearsal to solve problems and make connections quickly and succinctly.