Description : Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is an innovative resource for teachers and students of singing in today's evolving professional landscape. Saunders Barton and Spivey offer an inside view of their applied studios and the results of the cross-training process. As vocal performance demands continue to change, singers must adapt in order to stay competitive in the job market. The authors address this challenge and provide a practical technical approach to developing the most flexible and resilient singing voices - the essence of their philosophy of "bel canto can belto," embracing classical and vernacular styles. Key Features In-depth chapter on resonance/registration for voice buildingCross-training in the academic vs. the private studioCross-training with repertoireCoverage of multi-disciplinary training: how acting, speech, movement, and dance support studio effortStudent recordings enhance concepts within the text Cross Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is a must-read for anyone in the singing profession seeking insight on cross-training.
Description : Practical reference manual and accompanying audiotape deal with the vocal problems encountered daily in the teaching studio and choral rehearsal Accompanying audiotape contains 14 voice samples cross-referenced to text Male and female voice samples help to identify basic characteristic sounds associated with each fault
Description : Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.
Description : In this wide-ranging inside view of the history and practice of conducting, analysis and advice comes directly from working conductors, including Sir Charles Mackerras on opera, Bramwell Tovey on being an Artistic Director, Martyn Brabbins on modern music, Leon Botstein on programming and Vance George on choral conducting, and from those who work closely with conductors: a leading violinist describes working as a soloist with Stokowski, Ormandy and Barbirolli, while Solti and Abbado s studio producer explains orchestral recording, and one of the world s most powerful managers tells all. The book includes advice on how to conduct different types of groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and provides a substantial history of conducting as a study of national traditions. It is an unusually honest book about a secretive industry and managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives for the first time.
Description : Great Escapes: An Avon Summer eBook Sampler Celebrate summer love and sunny skies! Avon Books is delighted to present this free e-book sampler, which includes excerpts from classic Avon tales as well as eight new or upcoming Avon and Avon Impulse novels, and a special introduction from bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. You'll find: An Introduction from Susan Elizabeth Phillips Excerpts from New Summer Releases When I Find You by Dixie Lee Brown Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare My Notorious Gentleman by Gaelen Foley And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands Anything But Sweet by Candis Terry Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde Avon Classics The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Description : Gaza is one of the most beleaguered environments on earth. Crammed into a space of 139 square miles (360 square kilometers), 1.8 million people live under siege. This volume brings together designers, environmentalists, planners, activists, and scholars to create hopeful interventions that imagine a better place for Gazans. It seems today that we've never been further from a durable peace for Gaza, which makes this volume - and every other assertion of Gaza's humanity - all the more urgent."Rather than rehearse the statistics and calamities that have marked the abundant coastal enclave for social death, Open Gaza, provocatively shows how Gaza continues to be a source of life in its ingenuity, love, and possibilities. Simultaneously, it makes clear that current conditions in Gaza are not inevitable but have been constructed, reproduced, and justified by lawmakers indentured by a political present. From a journey through a network of tunnels, an alternative digital grid, agriculture zones, transportation routes that rehabilitate a fragmented Arab world, this collection of essays is a powerful retort to the tired discourse that has framed Gaza's future as a security question contingent demilitarization and containment. Open Gaza is an exciting invitation into new futures that Gaza and Palestine, more generally, offer for Palestinians and the world." - Noura Erakat author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine