Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Charles C. Hirt at the University of Southern California: Significant contributions and an enduring legacy
by Stewart, Shawna Lynn, D.M.A., University of Southern California, 2013, 452; 3564029
Abstract (Summary)

Dr. Charles Hirt and the Department of Church and Choral Music at the University of Southern California (USC) produced some of America's most successful choral conductors and administrators. Many of those students are conducting or administrating at the finest colleges and universities, secondary schools, churches, and community choral organizations in the nation. From the earliest moments of his career, Charles Hirt himself received a seemingly endless string of accolades. Always focused on the betterment and future of the choral arts, he was a "founding father" of significant choral organizations such as the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Choral Conductors Guild of California, and the International Federation of Choral Music. It was also his visionary mindset that served as a hallmark of his tenure at USC and arguably earned him the right to stand as an equal alongside the greatest of American choral conductors.

It is the aim of this study to examine Hirt's significant contributions to the University of Southern California and his legacy as it continues on in his students and the subsequent generation of choral leaders they generated.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Scheibe, Jo-Michael
Commitee: Grases, Cristian, Strimple, Nick
School: University of Southern California
Department: Choral Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 74/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Biographies, Music, Education history, Music education
Keywords: Choral, Hirt, Charles C., University of Southern California
Publication Number: 3564029
ISBN: 978-1-303-12586-7
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