Lee, William R.
Ford, Kevin; Atkins, Rebecca
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Group singing has served as a valued recreational, religious, and educational activity in communities and institutions throughout the United States. A historical case study of the University of Chattanooga, a small Methodist-Episcopal college founded in 1886, indicates ideological factors, historical events, and technological advancements that shaped the existence and function of choral curriculum and song traditions on campus. A timeline of choral traditions emerged which mirrored those of private liberal arts colleges nationwide. Singing on the University of Chattanooga campus established time honored traditions, cultivated a sense of community among students, and provided important services for University affairs. The larger implication of this study highlights the important role and function of institutional music ensembles. The remembrance and preservation of these past traditions ensures the continuance of their vital contribution to the structure and culture of the American college campus.
I express my gratitude to those who have been instrumental in the completion of this project. My greatest appreciation is for Dr. William Lee, whose infectious love for history inspired me to explore this topic. His guidance and wealth of knowledge was my greatest asset. Much appreciation is owed to Steven Cox in Special Collection and University Archives, whose assistance was invaluable. I would also like to thank my committee members, Dr. Kevin Ford and Dr. Rebecca Atkins, as well as Dr. Lee Harris for their encouragement and assistance on this project.
M. M.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Music.
Music -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga -- History and criticism; Choral singing -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga
University of Chattanooga -- Choral organizations
viii, 50 leaves
Cisto, Ashley N., "Choral activities at the University of Chattanooga from 1886-1969" (2014). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.