Group and Ensemble Vocal Music

Sten Ternström, Harald Jers and John Nix

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730810
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Group and Ensemble Vocal Music


This article examines a number of complex issues facing choral musicians. It offers practical solutions that are grounded in cutting-edge acoustical research for frequently encountered problems of choral ensemble, balance, and blend. The discussions cover how to make wise repertoire choices; the impact of performance spaces and formations; the chorus effect; staged works; and real-time feedback and choir instruction.

Keywords: choral musicians; choral ensembles; balance; blend; choice instruction; music education

Article.  5277 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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