Jo-Michael Scheibe authors “Teaching Music through Performance in Choir”
USC Thornton Choral & Sacred Music chair Jo-Michael Scheibe (DMA ’85) is the editor and author of the 4th volume of GIA Publications’ Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir. In it, Scheibe discusses the importance of consonants in choral music and the shaping of healthy, vibrant tones.
The volume, which was recently released at the American Choral Directors National Conference in Minneapolis, includes a CD of 39 musical selections, 20 of which were recorded by the USC Thornton Chamber Singers under Scheibe’s direction. Considered a standard resource for music educators, the Teaching Music series provides nuanced performance guides for standard works for band, choir, orchestra, and jazz ensembles.