Music Direction for the Stage
A View from the Podium
Reviews and Awards
"If you're interested in the world of musical theater, I know you'll enjoy and learn from Joe Church's, Music Direction For The Stage: A View From the Podium."--Alan Menken
"It's a good thing Joe Church is around to tell us the real deal from the conductor's podium - you couldn't ask for a better guide!"-- Jason Robert Brown
"Being a Music Director for the theatre is an art that requires passion, taste, musicianship, and a powerful sense of playwriting. Really, someone ought to write a book about it - and now someone has! This is a brilliant, necessary and useful book, and you'll be happy you own it." --Richard Maltby Jr.
"An extraordinary achievement! Joe Church has created an insightful, informative guide which is sure to become the standard reference for music directors as well as an essential text for aspiring music directors. We've needed this book for a long time!"-- Brent Wagner, Chair, Musical Theatre Department, The University of Michigan
"Reading Church's work feels like settling in for a long, intimate conversation about the lessons he's learned, the disasters he's survived, and the triumphant premieres he's led...Church's passion, work ethic, and broad liberal arts mentality will inspire anyone interested in the arts. Whether you're involved in musical theater, or just appreciate what it takes to bring it to life, Church has much to offer, including setting professional and personal standards we all would do well to model."--Swarthmore College Bulletin