The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy

Author: Frank Abrahams,Paul D. Head

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190655097

Category: Music

Page: 776

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As the landscape of choral education changes - disrupted by Glee, YouTube, and increasingly cheap audio production software - teachers of choral conducting need current research in the field that charts scholarly paths through contemporary debates and sets an agenda for new critical thought and practice. Where, in the digitizing world, is the field of choral pedagogy moving? Editor Frank Abrahams and Paul D. Head, both experienced choral conductors and teachers, offer here a comprehensive handbook of newly-commissioned chapters that provide key scholarly-critical perspectives on teaching and learning in the field of choral music, written by academic scholars and researchers in tandem with active choral conductors. As chapters in this book demonstrate, choral pedagogy encompasses everything from conductors' gestures to the administrative management of the choir. The contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy address the full range of issues in contemporary choral pedagogy, from repertoire to voice science to the social and political aspects of choral singing. They also cover the construction of a choral singer's personal identity, the gendering of choral ensembles, social justice in choral education, and the role of the choral art in society more generally. Included scholarship focuses on both the United States and international perspectives in five sections that address traditional paradigms of the field and challenges to them; critical case studies on teaching and conducting specific populations (such as international, school, or barbershop choirs); the pedagogical functions of repertoire; teaching as a way to construct identity; and new scholarly methodologies in pedagogy and the voice.

Stations of the Banquet

Faith Foundations for Food Justice

Author: Cathy C. Campbell

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814629383

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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A Scripture-based exploration of the Christian story of salvation as a food story which provides nourishment for those engaged in living out the food and justice challenges of the Gospel. The book highlights the power of our Biblical and theological traditions to name the root issues of our day, shape our hope and define the horizons for action. It is a resource for study and prayer. The author explores in her ministry how individuals and parishes may live out the food and justice dimensions of the Gospel.

Sister Alice

Author: Robert Reed

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429979658

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4017


"An epic tale of visionary futures and scientific speculation." --Library Journal Millions of years from now, humanity will be on the brink of self-destruction. The world's great leaders have created an elite group who, by their superior wisdom and abilities, keep the peace, maintain progress, and otherwise safeguard humanity's future. Genetically enhanced, they are the carriers of Earth's greatest talents, a force unlike any in the history of mankind. For ten million years, the Families dominated the galaxy. But then Alice, a brilliant scientist of the Chamberlain family, took part in an attempt to create a new galaxy. Her experiment unleashed vast forces that the family could not control, causing a catastrophe that killed untold billions of people on many worlds. Before she was punished for her role in the debacle, Alice visited Ord, a younger Chamberlain. Only he, of all the people in the galaxy, knows what Alice tells him. Her words launch him upon a quest that will take him across the vast reaches of space. He must discover his own true nature, and somehow restore the family honor. Sister Alice is his epic story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Citizenship in Transformation in Canada

Author: Yvonne M. Hébert

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802078353

Category: Education

Page: 289

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Contributors argue persuasively that since conceptions of democratic citizenship are changing, so too should operational definitions of citizenship education.

A Queerly Joyful Noise

Choral Musicking for Social Justice

Author: Julia "Jules" Balén

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813588413

Category: Music

Page: 224

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A Queerly Joyful Noise examines how choral singing can be both personally transformative and politically impactful. As they blend their different voices to create something beautiful, LGBTIQ singers stand together and make themselves heard. Comparing queer choral performances to the uses of group singing within the civil rights and labor movements, Julia “Jules” Balén maps the relationship between different forms of oppression and strategic musical forms of resistance. She also explores the potential this queer communal space creates for mobilizing progressive social action. A proud member of numerous queer choruses, Balén draws from years of firsthand observations, archival research, and extensive interviews to reveal how queer chorus members feel shared vulnerability, collective strength, and even moments of ecstasy when performing. A Queerly Joyful Noise serves as a testament to the power of music, intimately depicting how participation in a queer chorus is more than a pastime, but a meaningful form of protest through celebration.

Stories of Resilience in Childhood

The Narratives of Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard Rodrigues, John Edgar Wideman, and Tobais Wolff

Author: Daniel D. Challener

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815328001

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 8660


In order to study resilience in children, the author examines five autobiographical narratives which deal extensively with childhood difficulties: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Woman Warrior, Hunger of Memory, Brothers and Keepers, and This Boy's Life . In analyzing these stories, he draws

Jewish Sports Stars (2nd Revised Edition)

Athletic Heroes Past and Present

Author: David J. Goldman

Publisher: Kar-Ben

ISBN: 1467716499

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7421


Teeming with intriguing facts, statistics and historical anecdotes, this revised and updated edition of Jewish Sports Stars reveals the achievements of Jewish star athletes past and present.


Author: Marianne Whiting

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780882971

Category: Cumbria (England)

Page: 288

View: 8099


934. Cumbria is in turmoil. The English fight Vikings for political supremacy in the North, whilst the traditional Viking way of life is threatened as Christianity advances against the worship of Norse gods. Against this background, Sigrid embarks on a quest for justice and security for herself and her children. Her only option is to appeal to the King of Norway to reverse his judgement on her father and allow her to inherit the family farm, but Norway is far away and Sigrid is a daughter of an outlaw with only her wits and her sword skills to help her cause. Recruiting a small but gallant force of allies, she sets out to regain her birth-right. During her quest, she encounters kings, warriors and villains. While her fighting skills earn her admiration and rewards, she also begins to understand about duty, honour and loyalty, changing from a headstrong teenager into a respected warrior woman.