Habits of a Successful Choir Director

Habits of a Successful Choir Director

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By Eric Wilkinson and Scott Rush

Habits of a Successful Choir Director presents effective teaching principles and provides a practical approach to everyday issues choir directors face. Building on the successful Habits series, Eric Wilkinson and Scott Rush have created a practical guide to all aspects of a successful choral program, including:

  • Program organization and management
  • Teaching the components of singing
  • Rehearsal strategies and ensemble fundamentals
  • Music literacy and repertoire selection
  • Strategies for assessment
  • The significance of music making

Additional sections address musicianship, classroom management, working with parents and colleagues, the importance of warm-up time, building student leadership, professional development, field trips, fundraising, schoolwide scheduling, developing a mission statement, and quality of life issues.

This is a comprehensive book that will exponentially inspire as teaching skills grow. It will serve as a constant and essential companion throughout the career of any choir director.