An outstanding new collection of choral warmups from best-selling composer and sought-after choral clinician, Mark Burrows. As directors, our purpose reaches far beyond pitches, rhythms, and vocal cords. We are there to do more than simply warm up voices. These innovative activities are designed to lift up spirits, minds, and voices. Moving beyond simple, mundane vocalises, Burrows' inspiring lyrics affirm every choir member's presence and seek to build a sense of ensemble, a community of musicians who love and care for one another. These joyful warm-ups teach foundational choral technique and will help improve an ensemble's pitch, rhythm, and tone. Carry this valuable resource with you to every rehearsal - and see how it transforms your choir in wonderful ways! The material in this resource works well for singers of all ages, but is especially effective for elementary, junior high, and high school choirs.
Includes 39 warm-ups: Body Awareness, Tongue Twisters, Vocal Exploration, and Placement. Vocalises and Rounds, Ensemble Skills and Expression, Community Builders.
Author: Mark Burrows