Robert Shaw and Weston Noble, and How Community and Followership Was Created Within Their Choirs
The purpose of this study was to investigate how Robert Shaw and Weston Noble, two renowned American choral conductors, created a sense of community and followership within their choirs and performing groups. The study begins by defining "sense of community" and ":followership" as they relate to choral organizations and other performing groups. Each of the next two sections is devoted to Shaw and Noble respectively, beginning with a brief biography and then a discussion of the unique ways each motivated and inspired his choirs towards community and followership. Section four shows a comparison of the two conductors, their similarities and differences and offers some insights into how their work could be applicable in other choral settings.