Body, mind, spirit, voice : Helen Kemp and the development of the children's choir movement

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine Bordeaux Farrior (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:
James W. Sherbon

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to document the contributions of Helen Kemp to the development of the children's choir movement. As a result of her professional contributions, Kemp became an internationally recognized specialist in the area of children's choirs and the child's voice. A brief overview of the children's choir movement in the United States is included to provide a context from which Helen Kemp's role in the children's choir movement can be more clearly understood. Helen Kemp (1918-)received vocal and church music training at Westminster Choir College. As a result of early experiences as a vocalist, children's choir director, and mother, Kemp developed an interest in child vocal development and children's choirs. After moving to Oklahoma with her husband in 1949, Kemp established many of her children's choir philosophies and techniques while serving as children's choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1993
Children's choirs $z United States $x History
Kemp, Helen

Email this document to