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History of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble Singing Movement in the Public Schools of the Boise Valley from It's Inception through the Academic Year 1989-1990

Title: History of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble Singing Movement in the Public Schools of the Boise Valley from It's Inception through the Academic Year 1989-1990.
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Corrected title: The History of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble Singing Movement in the Public Schools of the Boise Valley from Its Inception through the Academic Year 1989-1990.
Name(s): Hamilton, Richard John, author
Fenton, Kevin, professor directing dissertation
Moore, Christopher, 1965-, university representative
VanWeelden, Kimberly D., committee member
Thomas, André J. (André Jerome), 1952-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (326 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The vocal jazz ensemble singing movement that began at Mt. Hood Community College (Gresham, Oregon) in 1967 reached the public schools of the Boise Valley, in Southwestern Idaho sometime in the early 1970’s. The first generation of vocal jazz educators in the region were Jerry Vevig , Vern Swain, Moyle Brown and Lonnie Cline. In an effort to learn the new style, these four directors participated in the burgeoning vocal jazz scene occurring in the Western region of the United States. By the mid 1970’s, vocal jazz ensemble education had become so prevalent in the Boise Valley region that the Jr. High School directors of the Boise Public School District were programming vocal jazz music and participating in many of the same vocal jazz events as their high school colleagues. These Junior High school directors included Bruce Walker, Catherine Gilck, Rich Lapp, Sue Hough, Paul Olson and Rob Newburn. The 1980’s saw the second generation of prominent vocal jazz singing ensemble directors begin their tenures in the Boise Valley when Glenn Grant, Quinn, Van Paepeghem, Linda Schmidt, Ted Totorica, and Barb Oldenburg, continued the tradition of vocal jazz style singing and event participation that their predecessors had initiated throughout the remainder of the era investigated (inception-1990). In the study, each subject's experiences and education in vocal jazz ensemble singing is documented and specific techniques they employed when working with their vocal jazz ensembles are revealed. The literature used by each vocal jazz educator from the Boise valley (1970-1990) is also exposed, collated, and presented in the document for reference and use by future choral music educators.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Hamilton_fsu_0071E_14072 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 6, 2017.
Keywords: Boise, Education, history, Idaho, Jazz, Vocal
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Kevin Fenton, Professor Directing Dissertation; Christopher Moore, University Representative; Kimberly Van Weelden, Committee Member; Andre J. Thomas, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music -- Instruction and study
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Hamilton_fsu_0071E_14072
Owner Institution: FSU

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Hamilton, R. J. (2017). The History of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble Singing Movement in the Public Schools of the Boise Valley from Its Inception through the Academic Year 1989-1990. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Hamilton_fsu_0071E_14072