Art & Science in the Choral Rehearsal

In recent decades, cognitive neuroscience research has increased our understanding of how the brain learns, retains, and recalls information. At the same time, social psychologists have developed insights into group dynamics, exploring what motivates individuals in a group to give their full effort, or conversely, what might instead inspire them to become free loaders. Les mer
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In recent decades, cognitive neuroscience research has increased our understanding of how the brain learns, retains, and recalls information. At the same time, social psychologists have developed insights into group dynamics, exploring what motivates individuals in a group to give their full effort, or conversely, what might instead inspire them to become free loaders. Art and Science in the Choral Rehearsal explores the idea that choral conductors who
better understand how the brain learns, and how individuals within groups function, can lead more efficient, productive, and enjoyable rehearsals. Armed with this knowledge, conductors can create rehearsal techniques which take advantage of certain fundamental brain and social psychology principles. Through such
approaches, singers will become increasingly engaged physically and mentally in the rehearsal process.

Art and Science in the Choral Rehearsal draws from a range of scientific studies to suggest and encourage effective, evidence-based techniques, and can help serve to reset and inspire new approaches toward teaching. Each chapter outlines exercises and creative ideas for conductors and music teachers, including the importance of embedding problem solving into rehearsal, the use of multiple entry points for newly acquired information, techniques to encourage an emotional connection to
the music, and ways to incorporate writing exercises into rehearsal. Additional topics include brain-compatible teaching strategies to complement thorough score study, the science behind motivation, the role imagination plays in teaching, the psychology of rehearsal, and conducting tips and advice. All of these
brain-friendly strategies serve to encourage singers' active participation in rehearsals, with the goal of motivating beautiful, inspired, and memorable performances.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Acknowledgments
Dedication

Introduction

1. Problem Solving: Engaging Students in the Joy of Discovery
2. Fooling Father Time: Tips for Increased Rehearsal Efficiency
3. The Search for Meaning
4. The Ringelmann Effect: Creating Accountability in the Choral Rehearsal 88
5. Identifying Ways We Learn
6. Encircle the World: The Role of the Imagination
7. It's All in Your Mind: The Psychology of Rehearsal
8. The Write Choice
9. Score Study - Look at Your Fish!
10. Conducting Tips
11. Yearn for the Sea

Bibliography

Om forfatteren

Sharon J. Paul holds the Robert M. Trotter Chair in Music at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where she serves as Director of Choral Activities and Chair of Vocal and Choral Studies. She conducts the internationally award-winning Chamber Choir and teaches graduate courses in choral conducting, repertoire, and pedagogy. Dr. Paul has presented interest sessions at regional, state, division, national, and international conferences.
She appears frequently as an adjudicator, clinician, and honor choir director throughout the United States and abroad.