University choir as dynamic sociocultural system

Authors: Galaganova S.G., Alikina E.V. Published: 15.10.2013
Published in issue: #4(6)/2013  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2013-4-56  
Category: The Humanities in Technical University | Chapter: Social sciences  
Keywords: choir, university choir, amateur choir, chorus singing, chorus culture, sociocultural system

University choir is described as a dynamic sociocultural system, as well as an object of the interdisciplinary approach. The "input-output" investigation model has enabled to postulate a close relationship between amateur chorus music and two major patterns of social life, including value judgments and basic principles of human behavior. A general historical survey of chorus singing in Russia is also made to verify the conclusion.