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An Investigation of Musical Styles and Applications in Select High School Choral Music
Cannon, Robert S.

2012, BA, Kent State University, College of the Arts / School of Music.
Students graduating with baccalaureate degrees in choral music education must have knowledge of music repertoire that is suitable for all levels of instruction, pedagogical techniques that are applicable to the repertoire, and performance knowledge of the musical styles represented in the selections. The purpose of this research was to study the current standard high school-level SATB (soprano-alto-tenor-bass) choral repertoire found on the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Large Group Adjudicated Events Required Music List for 2011-2012 , and to identify the characteristics of musical style periods expressed by composers in selected pieces. In addition, the study includes interviews with successful choral music educators regarding their experiences with applying knowledge of these style periods and from this, to pieces and how to teach appropriate style performance techniques in the classroom. As a result, I have familiarized myself with style-appropriate literature for various difficulty levels and have gained a better understanding of how score study can aid me in being a better choral teacher and conductor. In addition, this study has provided me with a knowledge base for choosing repertoire wisely in order to improve the musical skills of ensembles, and develop the musicianship skills of students.
Patricia Grutzmacher (Advisor)
Gary Hanson (Committee Member)
Susan Roxburgh (Committee Member)
Gary MacPherson (Committee Member)
54 p.

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