Skip to main content

Evolution of Choral Sound: In Professional Choirs from the 1970s to the Twenty-First Century

Abstract Imitation is the genesis of change. One basic principle of human nature is that people imitate what they see and hear. In the professional choral arena, musicians extend the high art of imitation through fine-tuning, and creative reinterpretation. Stimulated by this cycle, the color of the twenty-first-century professional choir shifted compared to that of professional choirs from the 1950s through 1970s, causing an evolution in choral sound. In a series of interviews with iconic composers and conductors of professional choirs, the subjects involved in the study conveyed comprehensive and personal accounts outlining how professional choirs have refined the standard of choral sound. The paper is organized into three sections: (1) where have ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Rugen, Kira Zeeman (Author) / Rugen, Kira Z (Advisor) / Reber, William (Committee member) / Saucier, Catherine (Committee member) / Doan, Jerry (Committee member) / Bailey, Wayne (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Arts management / Choir / composer / conductor / Professional / sound
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 233 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

  Full Text
7.6 MB application/pdf
Download Count: 6942

Description Dissertation/Thesis