The International Journal of Research in Choral Singing (IJRCS) is ACDA’s scholarly publication that welcomes studies that apply rigorous, systematically-grounded methodologies, either quantitative or qualitative, to investigate phenomena of potential interest to all who sing in, work with, or are otherwise interested in choral ensembles.
Below is an overview of the Volume 9, articles published in 2021.
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Effects of Vibrato and Pitch-Varied Vocal Models on Acoustic Measures of High School and Undergraduate Singers’ Vocal Performance (by Sandy P. Hinkley)
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of vibrato and pitch-varied vocal models on high school and undergraduate singers’ intonation and use of vibrato.
Choral Directors’ Self Report of Accommodations Made for Boys’ Changing Voices: A Twenty Year Replication (by Janice N. Killian, John B. Wayman, Patrick M. Antinone)
To explore possible changes in educators’ self-reported strategies used to accommodate changing voices, we replicated survey data collected between 1998-2000 (Killian, 2003).
Assessment in the Choral Classroom: A Case Study of a Secondary Choral Program (by Elizabeth R. Hearn)
The study identified external and internal influences that directly affected the use of assessment practices at Allen Thomas High School (ATHS), including the choir’s role in the school curriculum and culture.
Male Adolescents’ Narratives about Their Choral (Non)participation in Public Secondary Music Schools of Greece (by Antonis Ververis)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate boys’ views about their participation in secondary school music ensembles with emphasis on the factors which influenced their decision whether to join school choirs.
Real Voices, Virtual Ensemble 2.0: Perceptions of Participation in Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choirs (by Stephen A. Paparo)
The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of participation in Eric Whitacre’s virtual choirs among mostly amateur singers (N = 312) from 31 countries and answer four research questions.
Facilitating Musical Expression in School Choirs: Honoring Individuality, Seeking Unity (by Andrea Maas)
This study explored how American high school choral directors and singers conceptualized and practiced musical expression. Data were generated through rehearsal observations, video-stimulated recall interviews (SRI), and semi-structured interviews with conductors and student focus groups.