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Front-Loading Your Choral Rehearsal: Constructing for Success is a creative rehearsal approach designed to aid conductors of all experience levels. Using the building blocks of musical concepts, style, and delivery, Front-Loading offers invaluable tools to help conductors scaffold their singers’ learning toward a collective goal of transformative performances. Concepts come alive in real time through the video clips of working rehearsals embedded in the narrative. Practical in application yet sophisticated in approach, Christine Bass condenses decades of experience into Front-Loading, a comprehensive rehearsal technique guide for conductors striving to reach the next level of excellence in their work.

“Based upon her years of experience as a successful secondary choral teacher, Bass has chronicled her pedagogical principles into a guide that will make a significant contribution to the field of music education. The contents of this book will truly enlighten and empower both the music educator and the students they serve!” Rollo A. Dilworth, D. Mus., Professor of Choral Music Education, Chair, Department of Music Education and Therapy, Temple University.

“Christine Bass shares her wealth of experience, her remarkable teaching and musical expertise, and her contagious sense of exploration in an invaluable resource for new and seasoned choral conductors alike.” Ramona M. Wis, North Central College and author of The Conductor as Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium.

“There's no doubt as to why Christine Bass created one of the most successful high school choral programs on the east coast! In Front-Loading, she pulls back the curtain and presents a practical method that cuts to the chase and puts the onus on the director to be prepared with the skills required for a successful, fun, and rewarding rehearsal process.” Ryan Guth, Choir Ninja podcast.

“Christine Bass has again produced a product that will inspire choral educators from elementary to collegiate…I have found the students learning basics faster and reaching a deeper level of understanding.” Regina McAdam, President, Rhode Island ACDA.

“Bass weaves together musical concepts, kinesthetic movement, vocal concepts, humor, and inspiration into her rehearsals in a way that engages every student. The book is comprehensive, covering numerous practical topics that a conductor-teacher needs to employ to have successful rehearsals from choral blend to diction to historical context.” Joel Shapiro, Choir Director at Clarke County Public Schools

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