As the VMEA Convention is upon us, I thought I might share with you some of my favorite books about music that you might enjoy? I mention this because there will be vendors at the Convention that may very well have these books available or can order them for you. I hope you may find this valuable; there are many more!
Creating the Special World: A Collection of Lectures by Weston Noble. Edited by Steven Demorest. GIA Publications
The Robert Shaw Reader. edited by Robert Blocker. Yale University Press
In Quest of Answers: Interviews with American Choral Conductors. Editor and Interviewer Carole Glenn. Hinshaw Music, Inc.
Conscience of a Profession, Howard Swan. Hinshae Music, Inc.
Hogey’s Journey: A Memoir. Eph Ehly. Heritage Music Press
The Choral Experience: Literature, Materials, and Methods. Ray Robinson. Harper & Row
The Musician’s Spirit: Connecting to Others Through Story. James Jordan. GIA
The Musician’s Soul. James Jordan. GIA
Evoking Sound: Fundamentals of Choral Conducting and Rehearsals. James Jordan. GIA
What To Do In Case Of A Choir Rehearsal. James Woodward. Convention Press
Words About Music: A Treasury of Writings. John Amis & Michael Rose. Paragon House
Music and the Mind, Anthony Storr. The Free Press
Choral Music: Technique and Artistry. Charles W. Heffernan. Prentice-Hall
V-Bombs and Weathermaps: Reminiscences of World War II. Brock McElheran. McGill-Queen’s University Press
Dear People. Joseph A. Mussulman. Indiana University Press (Robert Shaw Biography)