Giving voice to children's artistry : a guide for music teachers and choral conductors /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.ix, 136 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00855726, (OCoLC)fst00858541, Chant choral, Children's choirs., Choral singing, Chœurs d'enfants., Étude et enseignement., fast, Instruction and study.


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Introduction -- Part 1. Awaking artistry ; Moving artistry ; Inspiring artistry ; Eliciting artistry -- Part 2. Etudes ; Etude 1 : for starters ; Etude 2 : For movement ; Etude 3 : For songs -- Appendices."This book addresses the development of children's artistry in the music classroom and children's chorus. It unveils children's artistry, identifying its characteristic behaviors, its progression of development and necessary components for growth, and guides the practical application of principles addressed. The book addresses the development of children's artistry from the perspective of both the choral art and the process of music learning, with each informing the other, rooting artistry in music learning and developing artistry in an ongoing manner throughout childhood. It presents the musical mind as the gateway to children's artistry. It discusses the power of movement in the embodiment of children's artistry. It examines song and its role in the development of children's artistry, demonstrating how rhythm, melody, and text, independently and together, influence children's developing artistry musically, expressively, and vocally, at all ages and stages. Musical examples throughout demonstrate principles presented, provide professional development with tonalities, meters, movement, and songs, and offer a multitude of songs of increasing difficulty for the music classroom and children's chorus that compel the musical mind, prompt artistic expression, and enable vocal technique. Practices and techniques that facilitate the development of children's artistry are included, and the book can be used with any methodology. This book leads teachers to draw artistry out of every child and draw every child into the choral art. Content is intended for application with children from kindergarten through seventh grade, though it is also appropriate with older singers in the process of developing artistry"--