Search - List of Books by Brock McElheran

Brock McElheran (6 January 1918 – 23 September 2008) was a conductor and professor at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a published author. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He wrote the textbook Conducting Techniques for Beginners and Professionals, which is a used today in several conducting classes around the world. He also authored Music Reading by Intervals: A Modern Sight-Singing and Ear-Training Method for Singers, Conductors, and Teachers and a book recalling his experiences in World War II, V-Bombs and Weathermaps.

Besides conducting various ensembles at the Crane School of Music, McElheran has also conducted various ensembles around the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Two major activities outside of Potsdam were the Saratoga-Potsdam Choral Institute, SPCI (c 1970-1984), a three-week summer school held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and conductor of The Elgar Choir in Montreal (c 1972-1980?).

He conducted the orchestra and chorus at the closing ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. He has also had various compositions published. During his active career he prepared choruses for many of the world's leading conductors, including Eugene Ormandy, Robert Shaw and Zubin Mehta. He died in Potsdam, New York.

Recently, Nelly Maude Case, a professor at Crane, wrote a biography on McElheran, Worry Early: The Life of Brock McElheran. It is available from the SUNY Potsdam college store website. McElheran's other books are available on
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Total Books: 6
Conducting Technique For Beginners And Professionals
2005 - Conducting Technique for Beginners and Professionals (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780193868540
ISBN-10: 0193868547
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

V-Bombs and Weathermaps Reminiscences of World War II
Conducting Technique for Beginners and Professionals
1989 - Conducting Technique for Beginners and Professionals (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780193858305
ISBN-10: 0193858304
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Conducting Technique for Beginners and Professionals
1974 - Conducting Technique for Beginners and Professionals (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195018257
ISBN-10: 0195018257
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Music Reading by Intervals A Modern Sight-Reading and Ear-Training Method for Singers Conductors and Teachers