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The Spiritual in the Voice Studio survey is now underway!

In an effort to get up-to-date information about the experiences of musicians when studying, teaching and/or performing Negro spirituals, we ask voice students, vocal teachers and coaches, professional singers, vocal accompanists and other musicians who have studied vocal music privately to complete the following survey. We are looking for the views of a wide range of musicians, whether they have no exposure to spirituals or they have extensive experiences with the genre.

The survey is related to settings of spirituals for solo voice only (not choral music) and takes about 10 to 30 minutes to complete (the time needed to complete it depends upon the degree of detail you submit in the comments). It is not necessary to complete the survey in one sitting. You may opt to "Save and resume," and return to your stopping point as long as you use the same computer.


The survey closes Monday, September 15, 2014.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Randye Jones at

Earlier Version of Survey

An earlier version of this survey was open from November 18, 2002, until January 18, 2003. The results have been analyzed and are now formatted into an Adobe .pdf document. To view the document, click on the link below:

The survey results may be viewed by clicking this link.

For more information about The Art of the Negro Spiritual project, please email or call 202-904-3635.

Thank you for your interest in The Art of the Negro Spiritual. Other research by Randye Jones is featured at Afrocentric Voices in Classical Music.

The Art of the Negro Spiritual
PO Box 281
Grinnell, IA 50112
Phone: 641/821-0188 FAX: 236-5253
Email: research@artofthenegrospiritual