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.
CitationChen, 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
- Musical creativity
- A cappella choirs
- Group creativity
- Multiple identities