Dear People . . . Robert Shaw – Joseph A. Mussulman

Conscience of a Profession: Howard Swan, Choral Director and Teacher – Charles Fowler

Etha Barror: Profile of a Successful Choral Conductor – Niamh McDonagh (Thesis), Dublin Institute of Technology (this is an instantly downloadable pdf that is a MUST READ for ANY choral director… lots of lessons, references and breaking down of the choral elements – AWESOME!!!)

The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College – Doug Lemov

Veeck: As in Wreck : The Autobiography of Bill Veeck – Bill Veeck, Ed Linn (baseball)

The Servant Leader– James A. Autry (business)

Five Centuries of Choral Music: Essays in Honor of Howard Swan – Gordon Paine

Quest of Answers: Interviews with American Choral Conductors – Carole Glenn

Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire – Rafe Esquith (this is a recent find that every educator should read!!!!)

Vocal Techniques

The Adolescent Voice – John M. Cooksey

The Structures and Movement of Breathing – Barbara Conable

Singing with Mind, Body and Soul – Betty Jeanne Chipman

The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults: A Manual for Teachers of Singing and Choir Directors – James C. McKinney

Building Beautiful Voices – Paul Nesheim

Singing for Musicals: A Practical Guide – Millie Taylor

Your Voice: An Inside View – Scott McCoy

What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body – Melissa Malde, MaryJean Allen, Kurt Alexander Zeller

Choral Pedagogy

Evoking Sound: The Choral Rehearsal Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 – James Jordan

Teaching Music through Performance in Choir Vol.1 and Vol. 2 – Heather Buchanan and Matthew Mehaffey

The School Choral Program – Michele Holt and James Jordan

The Choral Director’s Guide to Sanity and Success! How to develop a flourishing Middle/Junior High School Choral Program – Randy Page and Linda Spevacek

Progressive Sight Singing – Carol Krueger

Warm ups!

The Choral Warm-Up – James Jordan

The Choral Warm- Up: Teaching and Rehearsal Cards – James Jordan

The Complete Choral Warm up Book – Jay Althouse

Choir Builders – Emily Crocker and Rollo Dilworth


The Addition System – Gary Corcoran

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