Joshua Bronfman: How To Run A Choral Rehearsal

JOSHUA BRONFMAN: How to Run A Choral Rehearsal. “Play or sing first, show what you went, then talk if necessary. If you’ve studied with Rod Eichenberer (stay tuned for my interview with him next week, btw.), you are familiar with this one. I view talking and showing as two tools within one toolbox. Some conductors are excellent at using talk to elicit what they want. Some are excellent with gesture. Being great at both allows you to be the most effecient, effective, and evocative. There are some great conductors that are awful at one of the other, but they compensate for it through other areas (like hiring professional singer), and are successful despite their weakness in one area or the other.

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