a great idea! Well-written and organized effectively, this book
provides all the information necessary to produce an informed,
musically literate, and responsible auditionee - better for
the singer, and better for the conductor! The materials link
singers to the appropriate choir, help them prepare for a successful
audition, and provide enrichment and background materials to
make performances meaningful for the singer, the conductor,
and the audience. What more could a conductor ask for"
Professor of Choral Music
Louisiana State University
you learn and apply the information in this book, your musicianship,
confidence, performance quality, and overall musical experience
will quickly grow. The accompanying CD contains breathing and
vocal exercises, as well as vocal musicianship exercises, that
you can integrate into your daily practice routine. The
Choral Singer's Survival Guide should be in the library
of every singer, choral conductor, and music teacher."
the foreword by Vance George
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Thornton has taken all the necessary aspects of choral singing
and incorporated them into one book. For singers who want to
better their knowledge and grasp of the art of choral singing,
this is the book to own."
Long Beach, California
impressive addition to the field of choral music education!
The Choral Singer's Survival Guide provides singers
with all the information necessary to be a vital, contributing
member of a chorus--be it a parish choir of 10 singers or a
symphony chorus of 250. This book should become a well-used
and beloved part of every choral singer's library."
Western Illinois University Madrigal Singers