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Powerful Voices: The Musical and Social World of Collegiate A Cappella (Tracking Pop)

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Collegiate a cappella, part of a long tradition of unaccompanied singing, is known to date back on American college campuses to at least the colonial era. Considered in the context of college glee clubs, barbershop quartets, early-twentieth-century vocal pop groups, doo-wop groups, and late-twentieth-century a cappella manifestations in pop music, collegiate a cappella is an extension of a very old tradition of close harmony singing---one that includes but also goes beyond the founding of the Yale Whiffenpoofs. Yet despite this important history, collegiate a cappella has until now never been the subject of scholarly examination.

In Powerful Voices: The Musical and Social World of Collegiate A Cappella, Joshua S. Duchan offers the first thorough accounting of the music's history andand#160; reveals how the critical issues of sociability, gender, performance, and technology affect its music and experience. Just as importantly, Duchan provides a vital contribution to music scholarship more broadly, in several important ways: by expanding the small body of literature on choruses and amateur music; by addressing musical and social processes in a field where the vast majority of scholarship focuses on individuals and their products; and by highlighting a musical context long neglected by musicologists---the college campus. Ultimately, Powerful Voices is a window on a world of amateur music that has begun to expand its reach internationally, carrying this uniquely American musical form to new global audiences, while playing an important role in the social, cultural, and musical education of countless singers over the last century.

Synopsis:

The first scholarly account of the music and culture of collegiate a cappella

About the Author

Joshua S. Duchan is Assistant Professor of Music at Wayne State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472118250
Author:
Duchan, Joshua S
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Music-Vocal Scores
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Tracking Pop
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 musical examples, 7 halftones, 3 figur
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Choral
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Pop Vocal
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Voice
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Singers Reference
History and Social Science » Economics » General

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