Winner: Best Print Resource 2013 (Music Teacher Awards for Excellence).
Here, for the first time, is the definitive practical guide to setting up a choral or instrumental ensemble and running it effectively.
Aimed at experienced solo musicians, it illustrates how to harness individual skills to build an exciting and creative group dynamic. Every aspect of performing together is covered, from choosing repertoire and arranging the music to devising innovative rehearsal techniques, all leading to that successful final performance.
Both a step-by-step ‘how to’ book, and a comprehensive reference resource, How To Create a Successful Music Ensemble features the insights of several experienced musical directors and also covers topics like practicalities, publicity and conducting techniques.
With illuminating real-life case studies throughout, How To Create a Successful Music Ensemble is the ultimate guide to every practical and artistic aspect of creating and maintaining one of music’s most rewarding collaborative forms.
About the author.
Patrick Gazard has over 20 years experience in music and music education, during which he has run numerous youth and adult ensembles, with several of his groups reaching the final stages of national competitions.
Now a freelance teacher and conductor/ composer, Patrick is also an arranger for Music Sales and Banks Music Publications.