2nd Edition

Becoming a Choral Music Teacher A Field Experience Workbook

By Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman Copyright 2018
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    Becoming a Choral Music Teacher: A Field Experience Workbook, Second Edition is a choral methods textbook that prepares students in Music Education to become middle school and high school choral music teachers. It emphasizes important musical skills, vocal pedagogy and repertoire suitable for secondary school choirs in order to provide future teachers with the critical experiences to be effective. Focusing equally on rehearsal strategies, auditions and classroom management, the book is also a "workbook" that requires the students’ active learning through participation in fieldwork.

    Students learn in a sequential and practical manner, beginning with the study of the middle school voice and progressing to the high school voice, through practice of theory with adolescents, followed by class reflection on common problems and solutions, and then continued practice.

    NEW to this Edition

    • Updated references to NAfME, and new national and state standards and licensing rules
    • More on the needs of Special Learners in the choral classroom
    • Latest resources on classroom management theories and practice
    • Expanded vocal warm-ups that incorporate body movement and aural skills training
    • More on gender issues (including LGBT awareness), sociological impact and meanings of choral singing, and emerging knowledge of multicultural choral music

    Becoming a Choral Music Teacher: A Field Experience Workbook, Second Edition fully integrates the choral field experience for hands-on learning and reflection and allows the student to observe and teach the book’s principles.

    Chapter 1: The Choir Teacher as Comprehensive Musician

    Chapter 2: Middle School Singers: Managing Adolescent Voices and Behavior

    Chapter 3: Auditions and Warm-ups for Middle School Choirs

    Chapter 4: Repertoire for Middle School Choirs

    Chapter 5: Recruiting and Planning for Middle School Choirs

    Chapter 6: High School Singers: Hearing Their Voices

    Chapter 7: Warm-ups for High School Choirs

    Chapter 8: Repertoire for High School Choirs

    Chapter 9: Effective High School Choral Music Teaching

    Chapter 10: Directing Vocal Jazz, Contemporary A Cappella, Show Choir, Musical Theater, Madrigal Dinners, Gospel Choirs and Multicultural Ensembles

    Chapter 11: Checklists for Practical Matters: Concerts, Festivals, Travel, Technology, and the First Year of Teaching



      Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has directed elementary school through university level choirs and currently teaches Choral Methods, Choral Literature, and Vocal Jazz.