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Conducting Guide

Selected Bibliography and Literature Lists


Adey, Christopher.  Orchestral Performance: A Guide for Conductors and Players.  London;
    Boston: Faber and Faber, 1998.  ML1200 .A34x 1998

Bartle, Jean Ashworth.  Sound Advice: Becoming a Better Children's Choir ConductorNew
    York : Oxford University Press, 2003. 
MT88 .B35 2003

Bowen, Jose Antonio. Cambridge Companion to ConductingCambridge, UK ; New York,
    NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003. 
ML458 .C36 2003

Demaree, Robert W. & Don V. Moses.  The Complete Conductor: A Comprehensive Resource
    for the Professional Conductor of the Twenty-First Century. 
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :
    Prentice-Hall, c1995. 
MT85 D36 1995

Durrant, Colin.  Choral Conducting: Philosophy and PracticeNew York : Routledge, 2003.
    MT85 .D76 2003

Erdmann, Thomas R.  Problems and Solutions in Band Conducting.  Lewiston, N.Y.: E.
    Mellen Press, 2001.  MT85 .E63 2001

Ferguson, Thomas.  The Jazz-Rock Ensemble: A Conductor's and Teacher's Guide.  Port
    Washington, N.Y. : Alfred Pub. Co., c1976.
  MT86 F36

Galkin, Elliot W.  History of Orchestral Conducting: In Theory and In Practice.  New York,
    NY : Pendragon Press, c1988.
  ML457 G3 1988

Garretson, Robert L.  Conducting Choral MusicUpper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall,
MT85.G175 C6 1998

Green, Elizabeth A. H.  The Modern Conductor: A College Text on Conducting Based on the
    Technical Principles of Conductor Nicolai Malko As Set Forth in His The Conductor and His
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, c1981.  MT85 G785 1981

Harris, Fred.  Conducting with Feeling.  Galesville, MD : Meredith Music Publications, c2001.
    MT85.H37x C6 2001

Labuta, Joseph A.  Basic Conducting Techniques.  Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall,
MT85 .L24 2000

Meredith Music Publications.  The Music Director's Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a
    Successful Program. 
Galesville, MD : Meredith Music Publications, c2005.
    MT85 .M87x 2005

McElheran, Brock.  Conducting Technique: For Beginners and Professionals.  New York:
    Oxford University Press, 1989.  MT85 M125 1989

Prausnitz, Frederik.  Score and Podium: A Complete Guide To Conducting.  New York,
    N.Y.: W.W. Norton, 1983.  MT85 P72 1983

Proskurnya, Oleg.  Inner-Impulses and Gestures of Ochestral Conduccting: The
    Psycho-Physical Function of Musical Leadership. 
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press,
    c2011.  MT85 .P78 2011

Stith, Gay.  Score & Rehearsal Preparation: A Realistic Approach for Instrumental
Galesville, MD : Meredith Music, c2011.  MT85 .S75x 2011

Weisberg, Arthur.  Performing Twentieth-Century Music: A Handbook for Conductors
    and Instrumentalists
. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993.   MT75 W38 1993

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