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date: 22 February 2020

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Youth choirs provide a unique opportunity for young people to develop as musicians. Inorder to highlight perspectives regarding possible elements that are significant increating excellent youth choirs, the author, a choral conductor, teacher, and researcher,undertook a study involving interviews with singing teachers, composers and choralconductors who work in the specialised field of youth choirs. She sought to explore theirthinking and ideas relating to youth choirs, to the repertoire that they perform, and to theways that the voices are conducted. Interviewees chosen for the study came from the UK,Estonia, Sweden, Australia, Switzerland, South Africa, the USA, Israel, and Latvia, andthe choirs referred to tend to be formed of selected singers who are mostly fromspecialised musical backgrounds.

Keywords: youth choir, choral conductors, composers, repertoire, interviews

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