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The Perfect Choral Workbook

Everything You Need to Organize Your Choral Program

By Timothy Seelig

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Everything You Need to Organize Your Choral Program. Shawnee Press. Choral Resources, Teacher Resource. Softcover with CD. 88 pages. Shawnee Press #M0759. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35022833).

Item Number: HL.35022833

ISBN 9781592351992. 9x12 inches.

Who knew that when you set out to be a choral conductor that your life would be completely filled with so many other activities and a plethora of roles other than just conductor? One of the main jobs of a choral director is that of a juggler, or a multitasker in the contemporary vernacular! The only way to survive and thrive in this world of music is to keep yourself organized. In The Perfect Choral Workbook, you will find the tools to organize your choral program and your career. There are over 50 forms and lists on the CD-ROM with printable files that will assist you with a range of tasks from making sure you are in the right place to possessing the necessary tools to cultivate magic in your music program. This workbook also allows you to tailor the forms to your specific program needs. A useful and informative guide to successfully juggling all your roles and tasks as a choral conductor!

  • Acknowledgements 
  • Foreword 
  • Introduction 
  • List of "B.o.B."s (Back of Book: Forms Found on CD-ROM) 

  • Chapter 1: Looking Back 
  • Things They Didn't Teach You 
  • Who Am I? 
  • Core Values 
  • How Did I Get Here? 
  • Life Highlights 
  • What Is My Job? 
  • Job Description (Sample) 
  • How Am I Doing? 
  • Self-Exam For Choral Conductors 
  • Who Is In My Chorus? 
  • Creative Brief 

  • Chapter 2: Looking Ahead 
  • Six Principles of Balance 
  • Principle of Balance 
  • Musical Maps 
  • Three Year Map 
  • One Year Map 
  • Rehearsal Map (Sample) 
  • Song Map 

  • Chapter 3: Looking Around 
  • Facilities - My Work Environment 
  • Equipment - Nuts and Bolts 
  • Adding Singers 
  • Audition Form 
  • Rehearsal Expectations 
  • Where Should They Sit? 
  • Sample Seating Charts 

  • Looking Inside. . .The Music 
  • Teaching the Text 

  • Chapter 5: It's Time to Rehearse 
  • Planning Rehearsals 
  • How to Warm Up 
  • Musical Mishaps 
  • Production Planning 
  • Tech Script (Sample) 
  • Final Notes to Self 
  • Thirty Minutes to Curtain 

  • Chapter 6: Communication 
  • Productivity Tool 
  • Conductor's Notes 
  • Tim's Notes 
  • Artistic Director's Report 
  • Press Release 
  • Problem Solving - General 
  • Problem Solving - Personal 
  • Problem Solving - Organizational 
  • Money Management 
  • Concert Budget (Sample) 

  • Chapter 7: After the Concert 
  • Postconcert Journal 
  • Postconcert Journal Questions 
  • How Do Others Think I Am Doing? 
  • Conducting Observations 

  • Chapter 8: Kitchen Sink 
  • Vocal Health in Rehearsal 
  • Vocal Health Questions 
  • Repertoire 
  • My All-Time Favorites 
  • Merchandising 
  • Merchandise Planning Worksheet 
  • Getting Out Of Town 
  • Travel Questionnaire 
  • To Retreat or Not Retreat? 
  • Retreat Schedule (Sample) 
  • Job Performance Evaluation 
  • Employee Performance Evaluation 
  • Resume / Bio 
  • Resume (Sample) 

  • Chapter 9: Lists 

  • Chapter 10: Vocal Resources 
  • Aural Modeling 
  • Choral Warm-Ups 
  • Posture 
  • Breathing 
  • Phonation 
  • Resonance/Articulation 
  • Choral Blend 

  • Chapter 11: Additional Resources 
  • Books 
  • DVDs 
  • Websites 
  • Author's Bio 
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