Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Vocal Performance (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Donald T. Oglesby
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
This document focuses on the early choral compositions of Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), providing a brief biographical overview, a discussion of his compositional process, and an annotated catalogue for his twenty-one choral compositions published between 1991-2004. The purpose of this study is to provide documentation of both a historical and stylistic nature and to serve as a practical resource for information on his early choral compositions. Through in-depth discussions and interviews with the composer, the author provides greater insights into Whitacre’s compositional perspective and process.
Eric Whitacre; Whitacre; choral music; biographical overview; annotated catalogue; compositional perspective and process
Swan, Phillip A., "In His Own Words: The Choral Music of Eric Whitacre from 1991-2004" (2016). Open Access Dissertations. 1610.
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