Getting the most out of your rehearsal time

Resources from our tutors which cover planning your rehearsal time, ways to approach teaching different material and programming for your choir, as well as other sources of suggested reading. Click on the links to find out more. Also see our conducting technique resources for more tips and inspiration.

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A Guide to programming and choosing repertoire
James Davey

James Davey gives an overview of how to choose the best repertoire for your choir, with tips on where to find it.

Open written resource: download here.

Considering vowels and diphthongs
Susan Hollingworth

Open written resource: download here.

Rehearsal technique: part one
Peter Broadbent & Therees Tkach Hibbard

Peter and Therees initiated our long-standing extended conducting courses; here they give a quick read list of pointers to consider in order to get the most out of rehearsal time.

Open written resource: download here.

Rehearsal technique: parts two and three

Available to abcd members only here.

How to teach a round
Amy Bebbington

Video and written resources from abcd's Director of Training.

Access available here for abcd members only.

Using Kodály, Dalcroze and Kinaesthetics in your conducting
Amy Bebbington

Amy gives a practical overview of how these useful principles can help your choral leadership.

Video resource. Access is available here for abcd members only.

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