Choral Arranging for the Adolescent Voice: Selecting and Adapting Indigenous Music into the Curriculum

Valerie Long


This paper will focus upon the vocal, musical and textual factors that I consider when arranging music for the adolescent voice. I will then discuss how to select and adapt indigenous music to include in the curriculum. (In the presentation, we will work through an arrangement of a Newfoundland folk song as an example of the processes involved for the arranger.)

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