The Show Choir Handbook by Alan L., AlderThe Show Choir Handbook by Alan L., Alder

The Show Choir Handbook

byAlan L., Alder, Thalia M., Mulvihill

Paperback | May 31, 2016

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With the popularity of television shows such as Glee, American Idol, and The Voice, show choirs have become a vibrant component of college and high school music programs. Music teachers must not only know how to teach choral singing for popular music, but also be versed in show design and production. In The Show Choir Handbook, Alan L. Alder and Thalia M. Mulvihill address both song technique and show presentation, giving show choir directors the full set of tools they need for successful performances.The Show Choir Handbook is a resource for current and future music educators who administer show choirs. With most literature on the topic either out of date or focused on the teaching techniques limited to vocal jazz (drawing on the choral genre's origins as "swing choirs"), instructors are in dire need of a resource that addresses music produced by publishers and choral arrangers.
Alan L. Alder is professor of music at Ball State University where he directs the Ball State University Singers and teaches Music Appreciation to non-majors. Alder is a sought after guest conductor, clinician, and arranger for choral ensembles and bands across the United States. Alder's conducting and teaching engagements have taken hi...
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Title:The Show Choir HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.98 × 6.94 × 0.36 inPublished:May 31, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442242019

ISBN - 13:9781442242012

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and History of Show ChoirChapter 2: Budget, Short and Long-term Fundraising, and the Ultimate Fundraiser: Hosting a Show Choir CompetitionChapter 3: Vocal AuditionsChapter 4: Dance AuditionsChapter 5: The InterviewChapter 6: Vocal Technique, Production, The Rehearsal, and the Physical Aspects of SingingChapter 7: Choosing & Working With a Choreographer, and Dance Rehearsal Without the ChoreographerChapter 8: Designing a Show Choir ShowChapter 9: Costume Design and Selection, and Make up and GroomingChapter 10: Accompaniment and Sound ReinforcementChapter 11: Other ConsiderationsChapter 12: Conclusion