Behind the scenes of Harmony Handbook

It’s been an exciting spring here in Ithaca, as I’ve finished not one but two books about different aspects of choral pedagogy. The first to hit the shelves this summer is Harmony Handbook: Repertoire and Resources for Developing Treble Choirs. It’s a deep dive into the practical process of skill-building that allows students to successfully sing in two-part harmony. Split into five chapters that focus on a specific stage of harmony development, each of the 10 choral selections has a two-page rehearsal guide that identifies key objectives and provides specific warm-up and rehearsal technique recommendations. It’s deeply informed by my work with ICYC.

I’ll be talking about it throughout the summer at my SCA and Celebration of Song reading sessions, but if you’d like to learn more, here’s a short video explaining a little more about the book and how it’s intended to be used.