Date of Submission

Spring 2015

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Italian

Project Advisor 1

Anna Cafaro

Project Advisor 2

Maria Sonevytsky

Abstract/Artist's Statement

In the highland province of Nuoro, Sardinia, an autonomous island region of Italy, there is a well-preserved musical tradition, which, based on the scholarly writings, is entirely made up of male musicians. Within the last 20 years, however, a new genre of music has appeared that strays from this tradition, yet practices and preserves the ways of life of the Sardinian people: the Cori Femminili, or Women Choirs. This practice has not yet been approached in academic writing and part of this project attempts to understand why this is through an examination of the history, geography, and social structure of the island. Lastly, this project will focus on two choirs, the first two that began the new trend, Coro Ilune and Coro Eufonia, from Dorgali and Gavoi respectively.

Open Access Agreement

On-Campus only

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