JAMES JORDAN

Vocal Technique for Choirs-A New Generation of Pedagogy

James Jordan has written two landmark books regarding vocal pedagogy and the Choral Warm-Up, the first being co-authored with the legendary Frauke Haasemann. This session will detail specific techniques that have grown out of the advances in voice science and Music Learning which need to be incorporated into choral warm-ups for all ages and experience levels of Choirs. Topics to be discussed: (1) working vowels through interior vowel postures; (2) understanding the use of legato (3) Diction “techniques” which will improve the musicality of your ensemble (4) Infusing Breath and musical Line into all that you do in rehearsal. CAUTION: This session may radically change your approach to how you teach your choirs!