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The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story
Clemente A. Lisi

Scarecrow Press, 2013

In this new edition—updated through the team’s spectacular win at the 2012 London Olympics—Clemente A. Lisi examines how the sport of women’s soccer has gained popularity over the past few decades. While other books have been written about the team during a specific year, such as those focused solely on the 1999 World Cup win on U.S. soil, Lisi details the program's infancy and how it steadily became a model for women's teams around the ...
  
  











  



  
Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy
Si Millican

Scarecrow Press, 2012

Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy is the only complete resource for organizing, planning, and teaching beginning woodwind, brass, and percussion students. The book covers every aspect of teaching beginning band students from the first sounds on the instruments through the first full-band performances. It is the only comprehensive reference that offers step-by-step guidelines for teaching each beginning band instrument, as well as ...
  
  











  



  
Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions
Mark Eden Horowitz

Scarecrow Press, 2010

Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as the most important composer and lyricist of musical theater in the second half of the 20th century. Celebrating his 80th birthday, this new edition of Sondheim on Music finds him in these guided interviews expounding in great depth and detail on his craft. As a natural teacher, thoughtful and opinionated, Sondheim discusses the art of musical composition, lyric writing, the collaborative process of ...
  
  











  



  
The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice
Barbara Doscher

Scarecrow Press, 1994

An understanding of how the singing voice functions should be a prerequisite for all those who wish to teach singing. And fundamental to any safe and efficient teaching method is the recognition that the singing voice is a functional unit. Consequently, this second edition, like the first, describes the anatomy and physiology of breathing and phonation and examines the acoustical laws necessary for an understanding of resonation. It is designed ...
  
  











  



  
The New Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style
David P. DeVenney

Scarecrow Press, 2009

This is a completely revised and expanded second edition of The Broadway Song Companion , the first complete guide and access point to the vast literature of the Broadway musical for the solo performer. Designed with the working actor in mind, the volume lists every song from over 300 Broadway shows, including at least 90 more than the first edition. Organized by show, each song is annotated with the name of the character(s) who sing(s) the ...
  
  











  



  
Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction
Lois Mai Chan

Scarecrow Press, 2007

The third edition of Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries, including both the materials owned by the library (mostly physical items such as books, journals, and nonprint materials) and external resources such as those in electronic form that are accessible through the ...
  
  











  



  
Orchestral Music: A Handbook
David Daniels

Scarecrow Press, 2005

Also Available: Orchestral Music Online This fourth edition of the highly acclaimed, classic sourcebook for planning orchestral programs and organizing rehearsals has been expanded and revised to feature 42% more compositions over the third edition, with clearer entries and a more useful system of appendixes. Compositions cover the standard repertoire for American orchestra. Features from the previous edition that have changed and new ...
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to Intelligence Research and Analysis (Security and Professional Intelligence Education ...
Jerome Clauser

Scarecrow Press, 2008

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on United States soil, the intelligence community has been scrutinized on how it performs its functions. Consequently, the 9/11 Commission made several recommendations on how to improve the quality of intelligence analysis. Those charges and the United States' involvement in a war in Iraq have spawned additional charges of the politicization of intelligence. All this is being played out as the ...
  
  











  



  
Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias
Berton Coffin

Scarecrow Press, 1994

Since 1964, the first edition has served singers, teachers of singing, and students of lyric diction as a guide to the correct pronunciation of songs in foreign languages. Lyrics and phonetic transcriptions are presented together so that a song may be correctly articulated from the first reading. The 413 songs included have been carefully selected from Coffin's The Singer's Repertoire (1960) and are representative of the most frequently ...
  
  











  



  
Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts
Thomas S. Hischak

Scarecrow Press, 2005

Unlike other introductory theatre textbooks that are often written for theatre majors and assume a considerable amount of previous knowledge, this text is designed for the general education student in college - one who may not be familiar with very many plays and has only seen a limited number of theatre productions. Because it can be difficult to make references to works that students are already familiar with, this text focuses on just four ...
  
  











  



  
The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History
Laurence E. MacDonald

Scarecrow Press, 2013

Beginning with the era of synchronized sound in the 1920s, music has been an integral part of motion pictures. Whether used to heighten the tension of a scene or evoke a subtle emotional response, scores have played a significant—if often unrealized—role in the viewer’s enjoyment. In The Invisible Art of Film Music , Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction for the general student, film historian, and aspiring ...
  
  











  



  
Singing with Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice
Samuel H. Nelson, Elizabeth Blades-Zeller

Scarecrow Press, 2002

Teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. Singing with Your Whole Self contains an important and unique feature: modularized Feldenkrais "Awareness through Movement" lessons. These are specifically designed for liberating function in all musicians and in singers in particular. Modularized lessons allow the user to choose between ...
  
  











  



  
Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library

Scarecrow Press, 2013

Thinking about the future of libraries, librarianship and the work librarians do is as old as libraries themselves. (No doubt seminars were organized by the Alexandria Librarians Association on the future of the scroll and what to do about the rising barbarian tide.) At no time in our memory, though, have these discussions and conversations been so profound and critical. Here one of today’s leading thinkers and speakers about the future of ...
  
  











  



  
Clarinet Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Clarinetist
Michele Gingras

Scarecrow Press, 2006

The advanced clarinetist, eager to improve quickly, often hits a wall on challenging techniques such as rapid tonguing and the precise control of intonation. Clarinet Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Clarinetist offers a year-long course in these and other important techniques for clarinet performance, providing a secret for every week of the year. Learn practical and technical secrets about ·Fingering strategies ...
  
  











  



  
Communicating With Intelligence: Writing and Briefing in the Intelligence and National Security Communities ...
James S. Major

Scarecrow Press, 2008

Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty ...
  
  











  



  
A Spectrum of Voices: Prominent American Voice Teachers Discuss the Teaching of Singing
Elizabeth Blades-Zeller

Scarecrow Press, 2002

Now in Paperback! Teaching voice and vocal performance is by nature a subjective pursuit. This is the first book in the field of vocal pedagogy that draws on the brilliance and combined experience represented by an elite group of exemplary voice teachers. This research study and resulting book does not promote one teacher's perspective, nor does it promote one particular approach, but instead distills the best from the best, presenting nearly 30 ...
  
  











  



  
Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre
Jonathan Flom

Scarecrow Press, 2009

The easy-to-use handbook Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre offers practical advice on all the facets of auditioning, walking the reader step by step through the audition process, explaining what to expect, how to behave, and how to prepare for a winning audition. It also coaches the actor through the ins and outs of pursuing a career in musical theatre. Through his professional and teaching experience, Jonathan Flom ...
  
  











  



  
College Sports Traditions: Picking Up Butch, Silent Night, and Hundreds of Others
Stan Beck, Jack Wilkinson

Scarecrow Press, 2013

Every year since 1961, football and basketball players at Middlebury College in Vermont pick up their wheelchair-bound fan, Butch, and bring him to the stadium sidelines to watch their games. At John Brown University, the volleyball team distributes candy to fans before each match. For years, fans attending a University of Maryland football game rubbed the bronze statue of their terrapin mascot, Testudo. Traditions like these are visible ...
  
  











  



  
Zombie Culture: Autopsies of the Living Dead

Scarecrow Press, 2008

Why have zombies resonated so pervasively in the popular imagination and in media, especially films? Why have they proved to be one of the most versatile and popular monster types in the growing video game industry? What makes zombies such widespread symbols of horror and dread, and how have portrayals of zombies in movies changed and evolved to fit contemporary fears, anxieties, and social issues? Zombies have held a unique place in film and ...
  
  











  



  
The Balanced Musician: Integrating Mind and Body for Peak Performance
Lesley Sisterhen McAllister

Scarecrow Press, 2012

For musicians to attain the level of peak performance that they know is within their reach, they need to do more than spend time in the practice room. The most accomplished and healthiest musicians lead a balanced and satisfying life in which they place equal emphasis on three areas of musicianship: physical technique (body); analysis and knowledge (mind); and musicianship and creativity (soul). By integrating all of the parts of this triangle, ...
  
  











  








   



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