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Technique Books in the Allen Library (selections)
The Conductor's Toolbox by
Call Number: MT85 S72 2019 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2019
Tools for interpreting choral music, leading rehearsals, and conducting. Inspired by sports, teaching, and psychology.
Evoking Sound by
Call Number: MT85 J82 E9 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2009
Discusses various movement theories and techniques for choral conducting. Includes DVD with demonstrations.
Expressive Conducting by
Call Number: MT85 S39 2018 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2018
Highlights acting theory, movement exercises, and weight distribution to eliminate communication barriers and incorporate the whole body as the conductor's instrument.
Series: Teaching Music Through...
A series of books and CDs for music educators and conductors alike. Covers band, choir, orchestra, jazz, and more. Click the link above to see all items and call numbers.
Technique Videos in the Allen Library (selections)
The Anatomy of Conducting by
Call Number: MO MT85 A518 [Allen DVDs]
Publication Date: 2008
A masterclass with multi-angle video demonstrations and motion capture animation to show the skeletal movement of each conductor in real-time for an in-depth picture of body mechanics and architecture.
Inheriting the Future of Music by
Call Number: MO ML410 B76 I5 [Allen DVDs]
Publication Date: 2010
Boulez's masterclass at the Lucerne Festival Academy. Includes concert excerpts.
Browse the Shelves
Call numbers organize books by topic, so a great way to discover books is to browse the shelves by call number. Use these call numbers to find books on conducting topics:
||Interpretation and performance practice
||History of conducting
|MT70 - MT71
||Orchestra and orchestration
||Interpretation, analysis, and phrasing
||Conducting technique, score reading
|MT90 - MT146
||Analytical guides to specific musical works
||Chamber music instruction and study
||Orchestra instruction and study
||Band instruction and study
||Chorus instruction and study
Browse Professional Journals
Professional journals are a great place to learn from experts about the most recent developments in your field.
Search articles online or browse the Allen Library current periodicals (near the Allen entrance). See especially:
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