The Choral Warm-Up: Pedagogy and Science ONLINE

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The Choral Warm-Up: Pedagogy and Science
July 06 - August 28, 2020


UPDATE: Based on ongoing state and federal recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus, this summer Rider University is providing remote and alternative instruction and is committed to providing the same quality programming in an exciting new format.

This summer the program will be offered virtually. All class instruction with Rider faculty and materials will be provided, along with a line-up of award winning artists and internationally acclaimed guests to present engaging masterclass sessions.

For questions regarding our 2020 Summer programs, please visit Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected].

This popular online course introduces participants to James Jordan’s unique and original approach to Group Vocal Technique which reinforces good singing practices through an efficiently planned warm-up. Because of this course being held during an inter-session, the instructor is lenient on assignment due dates to accommodate personal schedules. The innovative course is delivered almost entirely online with extensive readings and video, using materials Dr. Jordan has developed over 30 years. Synchronous meetings for Q and A are held and will be recorded for those who cannot participate in the live broadcast. The course utilizes the most recent groundbreaking thought regarding the use of current voice science warm-up.

James Jordan

Program Description
This course is designed in such a way to give participants detailed information on both pedagogy and teaching techniques. Students explore ways they can incorporate vocal pedagogy into choral rehearsals through exercises, gesture, and emotional connection between the music, the conductor, and the ensemble. Drawing on the work of Frauke Haasemann, program topics include the choral warm-up, techniques for teaching relaxation, alignment, inhalation and exhalation, opening the vocal tract, creating singing resonances, support and on-the-breath singing, leaps, crescendo/decrescendo, range extension, martellato, closed and open vowels, fundamentals of diction and conducting technique that supports the singing process. The course discusses new approaches to teaching vowels and the use of legato throughout all choral styles.In addition to vocal technique, aspects of a building choral sound that relates to developing listening skills are addressed with during the sessions. Dr. Jordan also shares philosophical approaches that advance the performance level of ensembles at any level.

Required Books
The Choral Warm-Up
The Complete Choral Warm-Up Sequences

Optional Books
Discovering Chant
The Anatomy of Tone

$650 for non-credit / $1850 with 3 graduate credits

For more information, please contact the Westminster Office of Continuing Education at 609-924-7416 or email [email protected]

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