New York , NY — Carl Fischer Music is thrilled to announce From Concepts to Concerts (CMF4 - $34.95) from Dr. Earlene Rentz, a supplementary text for the choral rehearsal which provides exercises that teach fundamental concepts to choral singers. Dr. Rentz has drawn from her years of experience as a choral director and clinician to create these exercises, which are arranged progressively in difficulty, allowing all grade levels to benefit from the collection. With this new text, choral teachers can identify musical problems within their groups and fix them before learning new repertoire, allowing for more efficient rehearsals. Plus, each exercise covers concepts within the context of an actual octavo. Some basic concepts covered include: rhythm, pitch, tempo, phrasing, diction, style, and meter. Carl Fischer has also helpfully provided classroom reproduction permission for ALL exercises, making this an indispensable teaching tool for choral directors of all choir levels.
Earlene Rentz (b. 1956) received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Montevallo (Alabama) and both Master and Doctoral degrees in Music Education from Florida State University. In addition to her current work as a choral writer, she is a speaker and clinician in choral music education techniques that emphasize behavior modification techniques in choral rehearsals and developing rehearsal supplements that assist students in learning choral music faster while making the process easier. Dr. Rentz frequently conducts choral ensembles in district, regional, and state events. In addition, she has conducted All-State choirs in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, and Alabama.
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