Fenton, Kevin Foundations of Choral Conducting

Textbooks - Conducting & Directing

  • Fenton, Kevin

    Foundations of Choral Conducting

    In Foundations of Choral Conducting, author Kevin Fenton offers a proven systematic approach for teaching conducting gesture and rehearsal methods for developing conductors. The book begins by teaching foundations of gesture-preparatory gestures; sustains and releases; word stress and phrase direction and basic gestures of expression-through 5 musical examples that will work effectively in small or large conducting class settings. Part 2 provides a logical and efficient approach for score study and for developing an aural image, and Part 3 presents eleven Rehearsal Practice Assignments based on repertoire included in the book to provide a thorough understanding of the rehearsal process. The carefully designed sequence of activities helps developing conductors develop rehearsal skills through progressive disclosure, which allows them to focus their attention on one detail at a time in the early assignments. As the text progresses, the assignments become more complicated. When developing conductors masters the concepts of the eleven rehearsal practice assignments, which include methods for creating sectional unisons and transparency, precise rhythm and diction, developing healthy tone, effective tools for motivation and inspiration, students will possess the ability to be extremely successful as choral conductors.

    KEVIN FENTON, Director of University Singers at Florida State University, is in demand as a clinician and director of honor choirs throughout the United States. He has conducted choirs in conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and MusicEducators National Conference on nine occasions including University Singers' performance at the 2007 ACDA convention in Miami. Kevin is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association where he served as National Chair for the College/University Repertoire and Standards Committee. -the publisher --

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