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Conducting Primer: Seven Principles of Choral Conducting

Conducting Primer: Seven Principles of Choral Conducting

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“Donald Brinegar is a teacher’s teacher. I look to his insights to give further foundational underpinnings to my own understanding and experience as a conductor. His attention to nuance and detail is precisely what the master conductor aspires to.” Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association and Artistic Director of the Tulsa Choral

Appropriate for beginning conductors through working professionals, Brinegar’s Conducting Primer sheds light on the foundational principals necessary for choral conductors to access more sentient conducting abilities. It is direct, practical, comprehensive, and offers innovative approaches to score study, music analysis, and vocal pedagogy. This book is a must for any choral practitioner wanting a more authentic and effective musical gesture.

Daniel I. Paulson
Professor of Voice & Choral Music
Sacramento City College

“This will be the most useful book anyone could purchase for their library for many years to come. Bravo!

Donald Brinegar has been a colleague and mentor to me for over 50 years. He was always my first “go-to” any time I needed help with any aspect of my music teaching. I was privileged to witness the inception of many of his innovative methodologies and requisite evolvement. We, his many students, are excited to finally have available to us this comprehensive, groundbreaking Conducting Primer. From Edwin Gordon’s audiation proficiency (a topic often reserved for Music Education study) to a nested hierarchy of score preparation, be prepared for a transformative, epiphanal journey guaranteed to enlighten your approach to the choral art.
Jayne E. Campbell, Glendale Community College (retired)

Don Brinegar’s brilliance takes you on a journey that allows you to incorporate everything you will ever need in the classroom. He shares a passion for ultimate music-making so that others can continue on the path of life-long learning. His contribution to the choral art is boundless.—Lori Marie Rios, Director of Choral Studies, College of the Canyons, CA

Don Brinegar, in Conducting Primer, rattles traditional assumptions and conducting methodology, and through seven laser-sharp principles, creates THE most comprehensive book/study on this subject available to date. Required reading for the serious conductor. Randall is a Regent’s Professor and holds the Doug and Nickie Burns Endowed Chair at Oklahoma State University

“One might be tempted to say what else can be said about conducting that hasn’t already been explored ad nauseam? On the contrary, Donald Brinegar and his fellow contributors have written a consequential resource that, in my opinion, will greatly influence the philosophy and application of undergraduate and graduate conducting curricula for many generations to come. But don’t be fooled, this resource is not just for the university conducting classroom. The truth is, if you find yourself responsible for leading an ensemble, you will greatly benefit from the wealth found in Don’s seven principles.” -Michael Murphy, Stephen F. Austin State University

In “Conducting Primer: Seven Principles of Choral Conducting” Don Brinegar has coalesced several of the most important concepts pertaining to conducting pedagogy in one beautiful source. The guidebook is an absolute must for serious students and teachers of conducting.

I absolutely would buy this book if only for the information held within Principle 7: Space and Time – -Fermatas. Nowhere in the conducting pedagogy literature is such a concise yet impactful collection of thoughts and applied techniques pertaining to the enigmatic musical idea of the fermata. James Bass, University of California, Los Angeles.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B089668M8Y
Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 25, 2020
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 68004 KB
Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
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Print length ‏ : ‎ 266 pages