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Before the Singing: Structuring Children's Choirs for Success

Barbara Tagg


All children must have an opportunity to share the joy of choral music participation—whether in school, church, or community choirs. What happens before the singing begins is critical to supporting, sustaining, and nurturing choirs to give every child the opportunity to experience the wonder of choral singing. Based on years of experience conducting and teaching, this book brings practical information about ways of organizing choirs. From classroom choirs, to mission statements, boards of directors, commissioning, auditioning, and repertoire, the book aims to inspire new ways of thinking about ... More

Keywords: choral music participation, school choir, church choir, community choir, choral singing, classroom choir, mission statements, auditioning, repertoire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199920686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199920686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Tagg, author
Assistant Professor, Music Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA