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The Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble: An Historical and Current Perspective on the Development, Current State, And Future Direction of the Genre

Abstract The Vocal Jazz ensemble, a uniquely American choral form, has grown and flourished in the past half century largely through the efforts of professionals and educators throughout the collegiate music community. This document provides historical data as presented through live and published interviews with key individuals involved in the early development of collegiate Vocal Jazz, as well as those who continue this effort currently. It also offers a study of the most influential creative forces that provided the spark for everyone else's fire. A frank discussion on the obstacles encountered and overcome is central to the overall theme of this research into a genre that has moved from a marginalized afterthought to a legitimate, more widely... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Amerind, Gregory James (Author) / Kocour, Michael (Advisor) / Carpenter, Ellon (Committee member) / Britton, David (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Education / American studies / Choral / Jazz / Vocal
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 90 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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