(A Survival Guide for the Band Director Teaching Choirs)Russell Robinson - Heritage Music Press
Here's a sobering thought for many a band or orchestra director: you've been given the "opportunity" to work with the choir! But fear not - now Russell Robinson (himself a trained instrumentalist-turned-choral director) has written this handy guide to help you survive your foray into a strange land. The goals of this easily read volume are simple, really: to show instrumentalists that they already possess many of the musical skills necessary to teach choral music successfully. From suggestions for warmups, to a discussion on vowels, to an educated approach to selecting repertoire, this book is a straightforward and accessible source for all things choral, no matter what the individual situation. And, when it's all said and done, there is joy and fulfillment for the teacher, students and audience alike when performing choral music at the highest level.