Group creativity: Mapping the creative process of a cappella choirs in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom using the musical creativities framework

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Abstract

A cappella is a musical performance genre with a long history. Although many people compose and arrange a cappella works, the connection between a cappella and musical creativity has not yet been considered. This study examines the background of the musical creativities framework [Burnard, P. 2012. Musical Creativities in Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.]. Based on interviews conducted with two professional cappella groups in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, it uses this framework to map the creative process of a cappella. Furthermore, it provides insights to music teachers, a cappella lovers and performance group members, and especially to those who compose and arrange a cappella pieces and organise a cappella groups in both schools and communities. Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-70
JournalMusic Education Research
Volume20
Issue number1
Early online dateFeb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Citation

Chen, C. W. J. (2018). Group creativity: Mapping the creative process of a cappella choirs in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom using the musical creativities framework. Music Education Research, 20(1), 59-70. doi: 10.1080/14613808.2017.1290594

Keywords

  • Musical creativity
  • A cappella choirs
  • Group creativity
  • Multiple identities