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The Conductor as Leader (Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium)
Ramona M. Wis - GIA Publications

The role of conductor goes far beyond the notes on the score; a successful conductor also has to be an effective leader.  The information in this text will help you develop skills needed to work together with... view details

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The Conductor's Gesture (A Practical Application of Rudolf von Laban's Movement Language)
James Jordan with Meade Andrews & Giselle Wyers - GIA Publications

The culmination of almost thirty years of research, writing, and teaching, this important book presents a vision of conducting gesture and technique as a movement language. In this comprehensive resource, the... view details

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The Conductor's Legacy (Conductors on Conducting for Wind Band)
Paula Crider - GIA Publications

Paula Crider shares a wealth of knowledge gleaned from interviews with extraordinary personalities who have changed the landscape of the wind band world. These pioneering and innovative conductors share... view details

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Dialogues, Volume 1 - Morten Lauridsen (Musical Conversations Between Composers and Conductors)
Morten Lauridsen, Paul Salamunovich and James Jordan - GIA Publications

How valuable would it be to be able to listen in on a conversation among three of the most influential figures in choral music of the past thirty years - composer Morten Lauridsen and conductors Paul... view details

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Fine Tune Your Conducting Skills
Timothy Mount - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Timothy Mount. In this 75-minute video, Dr. Mount, working with his choir, demonstrates and talks about clear beats, well defined conducting patterns, preparatory beats, cut-offs, and the many challenges of... view details

Instrumental Music Education (Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony)
Evan Feldman, Ari Contzius & Mitchell Lutch - Routledge & Kegan

Intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school or high school level.  This textbook presents an extensive look at the... view details

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Lessons Learned
Randy Edwards - MorningStar Music Publishers

Drawing from his forty years of experience directing youth choirs, Randy Edwards shares important lessons learned about radically impacting the lives of singers. Passion, time, organization, and compassion are... view details

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Lyrical Conducting (A New Dimension in Expressive Musicianship)
Edward S. Lisk - Meredith Music Publications

The concepts and instructional techniques will expand awareness of musical expression and greater musical meaning.  This book will enhance expressive approaches to conducting; build poise and finesse into... view details

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Master Conductors (A History of the School Band Movement)
ed. Dennis Fisher - GIA Publications

This is the third DVD in the series featuring master conductors and teachers Frederick Fennell, Mark Hindsley, and William Revelli. This DVD chronicles the beginnings of the school band movement in America as... view details

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Master Conductors Trilogy
ed. Dennis Fisher - GIA Publications

This three-DVD set includes all three of the "Master Conductors" DVDs: "A History of the School Band Movement"; "A Legacy of Wisdom" and "The Art of the March." ... view details

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Master Conductors: Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel (From the Battlefield to the Podium)
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

An up-close look at the life and music making of legendary conductor Arnald D. Gabriel you won't soon forget! A musical goodwill ambassador who was largely responsible for the popularization of wind band music... view details

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Master Conductors: Dr. Harry Begian
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

This one-on-one conversation between legendary conductor Harry Begian and Tim Lautzenheiser is an insightful portrait into the experiences and life of one of the most important wind band conductors of the 20th... view details

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Master Conductors: Frank Battisti
Frank Battisti - GIA Publications

An active teacher for six decades, Frank Battisti achieved national recognition in developing one of the finest and most unique high school band programs in the nation. He continued to bring the same passion... view details

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Master Conductors: H. Robert Reynolds (Some Things I Believe)
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

In this one-on-one conversation, Professor Reynolds provides practical insights that will help any band conductor, as well as his personal quest for knowledge, his drive to engage legends of the music world,... view details

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Master Conductors: The Art of the March (Featuring Fennell, Hindsley and Revelli)
ed. Dennis Fisher - GIA Publications

Rare and historic footage of legendary conductors Frederick Fennell, Mark Hindsley, and William Revelli shows them working with ensembles in the rehearsal room and providing perspectives on interpretation,... view details

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The Music Within (Discovering the Joy...Again!)
Dr. Timothy Seelig - Shawnee Press

As children, we knew the joy of singing, dancing, painting, laughing; all to the top of our lungs and outside of the lines.  Along the way, however, our joy and creativity were muted by those around us,... view details

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Music for Beginning Conductors (An Anthology for Choral Conducting Classes)
edited & arranged by Dennis Shrock - GIA Publications

Music for Beginning Conductors is an anthology of music designed to include all repertoire necessary for beginning choral conducting classes. Organized from simple to complex, the 103 pieces in the... view details

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The Musical Mind of the Creative Director
Edward S. Lisk - Meredith Music Publications

Chapters that address the connection of nuance and inflections with language and music and that expand the meaning of the words "ensemble and entrainment" are but a few of the insightful topics covered by this... view details

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The Musician's Breath
James Jordan, Mark Moliterno & Nova Thomas - GIA Publications

This provocative book examines how the breath is the "delivery system" for human and musical ideas in performance and makes a compelling case for the power of the breath and the power of submitting oneself to... view details

On Becoming a Conductor (Lessons and Meditations on the Art of Conducting)
Frank L. Battisti - Meredith Music Publications

This incredible book by one of the world's foremost authorities on conducting contains no conducting patterns, and no advice on how to conduct any piece.  Instead, it focuses on the skills, knowledge and... view details

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Teaching Instrumental Music (Developing the Complete Band Program)
Shelley Jagow - Meredith Music Publications

Both novice and experienced band directors will benefit from the wide range of information offered through this unique and effective resource. The valuable information contained in the more than forty chapters... view details

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Teaching Music with Purpose (Conducting, Rehearsing, Inspiring)
Peter Boonshaft - Meredith Music Publications

Bridging the gap between effective teaching and artistic musical performance is difficult to define and filled with intangibles.  Peter Boonshaft's thoughtful book is a groundbreaking volume that discusses the... view details

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Toward Center
James Jordan & Nova Thomas - GIA Publications

Performing artists and teachers often speak of the huge impact "Center" has upon their profession and craft. In this book, conductor and educator James Jordan details how the power of Center grounds... view details

Way Over in Beulah Lan (Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual)
Andre J. Thomas/ed. Kropff - Heritage Music Press

Renowned choral conductor and educator Andre J. Thomas has crafted a book that the conductor of any choral ensemble - be it church, high school, university, or professional - will want close at hand when... view details

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