The matter of constituting a choir is discussed. This involves auditioning, with its attendant problems of nervousness and self-consciousness on the part of the children, and assessment on that of the trainer. The choir and trainer get to know not only the music but also each other, and the trainer has to use his skills wisely in developing the human and musical resources available to him, in order to realize their greatest potential. This training naturally involves the whole range of vocal techniques, but only two are dealt with in some detail, namely posture and breathing, two complementary and indispensable aspects of choral technique for the procuring of a good choral product. The importance of designing a well-balanced, aesthetically pleasing programme is then considered briefly.
|Degree Type||Masters degree|