The Scientific Research Journal of the American Choral Directors Association
About the Journal: The International Journal of Research in Choral Singing is a publication of the American Choral Directors Association. This journal welcomes studies that apply rigorous, systematically-grounded methodologies, either quantitative or qualitative, to investigate phenomena of potential interest to all who sing in, work with, or are otherwise interested in choral ensembles. The IJRCS was founded in 2002 by founding editor James Daugherty and an international interest group composed of choral conductor-teachers and voice scientists, each of whom was an established researcher and an active choral musician. From its beginning, the journal has encouraged research-based understandings that promote mutually informative conversation among scientific, artistic, and pedagogical orientations to choir singing.
In 2012, the American Choral Directors Association (ADCA), recognizing IJRCS’s contributions to the choral community and its need for administrative support, proposed to the IJRCS Board that ACDA publish the journal without changes to the journal’s mission, policies, or editorial autonomy. By terms of the resulting memorandum of agreement IJRCS became the scientific research journal of the American Choral Directors Association.
The International Journal of Research in Choral Singing publishes one volume annually, with articles added as they are accepted throughout the year. As a freely accessible research journal, IJRCS grants permission for readers to reproduce and/or link electronically to articles for noncommercial, educational purposes only. Permission to reproduce articles for any other purposes may be requested by writing to ACDA, 545 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102. All rights reserved.