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Title:Toward a business history of the string quartet: How the string quartet became a career path in the United States
Author(s):Uwate, Kimberlee Junko
Director of Research:Bashford, Christina
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bashford, Christina
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Freivogel, Liz; McDonough, Daniel; Taylor, Stephen
Department / Program:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):String Quartet
Abstract:At their origins, American string quartets achieved a high standard of performance through full-time commitments made financially possible through individual patrons. As the American music scene matured through the twentieth century, the string quartet profession integrated performance and education in both work values and financial support. In the late twentieth-century, a clear quartet “career path” emerged which was supported by a variety of resources from graduate degrees in string quartet, which were created specifically to develop student string quartets into professional ensembles, to competitions and governmental financial support of specific programming. As quartets continued to flourish in the US during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, some groups chose to break from the model and self-sustain as a community-based nonprofit organization outside (or in addition to) educational residencies.
Issue Date:2019-02-11
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Kimberlee Uwate
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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