Eric Whitacre

Music and the perception of self in a community.

There is a definite relationship between music and the perception of self in a community.
The music of a given time period tends to reflect the emotions, political scheme, socioeconomic strife and ethical perspective of the society. It has the power to communicate beyond words. To evoke emotion, promote development and create a sense of identity and culture.

For a good example of community effort and music Visit: Africa-Angel City Chorale 

With so much in the world being handled in digital media, what is the role of choirs in creating real community between individuals? Composer Eric Whitacre answers Classical MPR’s Brian Newhouse.

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