Singen Mit Schubert (Singing With Schubert): A Comparative Study of Two Children’s Choirs

McLaughlin, Katherine C. (2016) Singen Mit Schubert (Singing With Schubert): A Comparative Study of Two Children’s Choirs. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Jos Milton from Music, The University of Mississippi.

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The purpose of this comparative study is to examine the effects of selected works of Franz Schubert on the singing technique, attention span and overall reaction of two children’s choirs: the Oxford Children’s Chorus and the St. Peter’s Children’s Choir. In the fall semester of 2015 each choir was given a separate work by Schubert, one in German and one in English, to study throughout the semester and sing one final performance. By video recording each rehearsal and using Scribe 4 Software analysis, I was able to record the children’s singing technique and attention span. Each choir was given a survey to reflect on their perception of the Schubert piece they learned to discover their reaction. The findings concluded that the pieces did contribute to an improvement in leaning toward head voice singing more so in the St. Peter’s Children’s Choir than the Oxford Children’s Choir, and could indeed hold the children’s attention span. The reaction of the children varied by musical preference and interest. Overall, the children enjoyed singing a piece of Franz Schubert while improving their tone quality and vocal technique.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: McLaughlin, Katherine C.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. Music Education
Thesis Advisor: Jos Milton
Thesis Advisor's Department: Music
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Depositing User: Ms. Katherine McLaughlin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 13:41
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 13:41

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