ABOUT THIS TITLE
Choral Pedagogy, Third Edition, is the ideal text for voice teachers, choral conductors, church musicians, and professional and amateur singers who wish to develop strategies for lifelong singing. It concisely and clearly presents the principles of voice pedagogy from the perspective of both conducting and voice science in a user-friendly fashion, including helpful charts and simple anatomic diagrams. In addition, it offers teaching methods from history and philosophy, medical and voice science, and pedagogical concepts from active musical experts. Special attention is given to the needs of amateur singers and conductors. Topics covered include choral diction, posture and seating, rehearsal practices, and matters of vocal health.
For the third edition, the authors have completely revised the text, updating the medical information and expanding the exercises. They have also added three new chapters:
· A chapter entitled "Singing in the 21st Century" that considers
the vocal/choral demands of the choral repertoire being written in this century.
· A chapter on teaching young boys to sing written by Vic Oakes, the conductor of the Chattanooga Boys Choir.
· A chapter entitled "The Value of Lifelong Singing."
With its updates and additions, Choral Pedagogy, Third Edition, is a valuable resource for students of choral conducting, music education, church music, and choral singing.
Primary Subject: Singing & The Performing Arts / General
Secondary Subject: Singing & The Performing Arts / Voice and Vocal Health
Secondary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Voice and Voice Therapy
Audience Level: Professional
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Authors
1 Amateur and Professional Choral Singers
2 The Rehearsal Process
II. Vocal Health and Pedagogy
3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice
4 Medical Care of Voice Disorders
Robert T. Sataloff and Mary Hawkshaw
5 Hearing Loss in Singers and Other Musicians
Robert T. Sataloff, Joseph Sataloff, and Caren J. Sokolow
6 The Aging Voice
Margaret Baroody and Brenda Smith
7 Performing Arts Medicine and the Professional
Voice User: Risk of Nonvoice Performance
8 Seating Problems of Vocalists
9 Historical Overview of Vocal Pedagogy
10 Choral Pedagogy and Vocal Health
11 Voice Disorders Among Choral Music Educators
12 Singing in the 21st Century
III. The Vocal Approach to Choral Music
13 Choral Singing and Children
14 The Young Singer
15 Voice Building for Choirs
16 Choral Singing: The Singing Voice and the Choral Tone
17 Choral Singing Techniques
18 Choral Diction
19 Rehearsal Techniques
20 The Value of Lifelong Singing
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Robert Sataloff, MD
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is a Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Brenda Smith, DMA
Dr. Brenda Smith teaches studio voice, diction and vocal pedagogy at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has been widely recognized for her contributions to the concept of lifelong singing through proper voice care. Dr. Smith is a lyric soprano with special interests in the recital and concert repertoire. In addition, Dr. Smith was translator, collaborator, and assistant to Dr. Wilhelm Ehmann and Dr. Frauke Haasemann, the pedagogues whose work in Germany and the United States developed the concept known as “voice building for choirs”. Dr. Smith works regularly as consultant, clinician, and conductor with amateur and professional choirs. She has been associated with the choirs of St. Ignatius Loyola, the Central City Chorus, and the Dessoff Choirs in New York City, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Cathedral Choral Society of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as well as the choirs of the Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, Florida. As an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Choral Directors Association, Dr. Smith speaks as a resource for solo singers, voice teachers, and choral conductors.