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Art & Science in the Choral Rehearsal

Sharon J. Paul


In recent decades, cognitive neuroscience research has increased our understanding of how the brain learns, retains, and recalls information. At the same time, social psychology researchers have developed insights into group dynamics, exploring what motivates individuals in a group to give their full effort, or conversely, what might instead inspire them to become freeloaders. This book explores the idea that choral conductors who better understand how the brain learns, and how individuals within groups function, can lead more efficient, productive, and enjoyable rehearsals. Armed with this kn ... More

Keywords: problem solving, rehearsal technique, cognitive neuroscience, conductor, music teacher, social psychology, rehearsal, brain-compatible teaching, singer engagement, score study

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190863760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190863760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon J. Paul, author
Professor of Music, Chair of Vocal and Choral Studies, and Director of Choral Activities, University of Oregon