A choral score poses a wealth of questions to a conductor: What technical challenges does this piece present? Does the tempo affect perception of difficulty? What pattern should I use? How do I “make it work” with my singers? This webinar will use several excellent anthems—old and new—to demonstrate how careful score study can suggest teaching techniques, simplify rehearsal planning, and determine conducting gestures that will prepare both the conductor and the choir for a successful, musical learning experience.
Director of Chapel Music
Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC
Associate Professor of the Practice of Church Music
Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC