The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy

Author: Associate Dean for the Arts and Professor of Music Education Frank Abrahams,Paul Head,Director of Choral Studies and Chair of the Department of Music Paul D Head

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199373361

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Page: 568

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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.
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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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Food reveals much about our Christian story of salvation. In Stations of the Banquet, Cathy Campbell focuses on a little-explored dimension of our faith - the story of salvation as a food narrative. She provides guidance for individuals and parishes engaged in living out the food and justice challenges of the Gospel. Similar in function to the traditional Stations of the Cross, each of the fourteen stations of the banquet" considers a dimension of the Christian story of salvation and includes litanies for community prayer. Stations of the Banquet is an invitation to become refreshed, nourished, and challenged at the feet of the one who came as the Bread of Life and invites us al to the fullness of the Banquet. Chapters are *Prologue - Song of the Universe, - *In the Beginning . . . Food, - *Hear the 'Cries of My People,' - *'I Am the Bread of Life,'- *Tale Etiquette 1: Love - 'I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Bread,'- *Tale Etiquette 2: Hospitality - 'Invite Everyone to the Banquet,'- *Tale Etiquette 3:Economics - 'Where Your Treasure Is,'- *'It Is Impossible,'- *'My Cup Overflows,'- *'Let Justice Roll Down Like Water,'- *'Abide in Me as I in You,'- *The Banquet, - *'Your Kingdom Come,'- *End Note - Eighth Day of Creation, - *The 'stations' As Communal Prayer, - and *Community Food Security. - Cathy C.Campbell, PhD, is an Anglican priest serving in the Diocese of Rupert's Land, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She has akeen interest in exploring ways for individuals and parishes to live out the food and justice dimensions of the Gospel. "
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Reflecting Black

African-American Cultural Criticism

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816621438

Category: History

Page: 346

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From rap music to preaching, from Toni Morrison to Leonard Jeffries, from Michael Jackson to Michael Jordan, Reflecting Black explores as never before the varied and complex dimensions of African-American culture through personal reflection, expository journalism, scholarly investigation and even homily.
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Sister Alice

Author: Robert Reed

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429979658

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"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.
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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.
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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

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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
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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

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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.
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Shieldmaiden

Author: Marianne Whiting

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780882971

Category: Cumbria (England)

Page: 288

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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.
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