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Richard and Eric take an unusual approach in discerning what it means to have successful choirs in performance and practice.  Looking through the lens of Abraham Maslow's mid-20th Century psychological paradigm of an 'Hierarchy of Needs,' fully expressed in his 1954 book "Motivation and Personality," they look at key factors that potentially make individuals successful and fulfilled.  Can these same functional needs work out similarly within the context of a music ensemble, no matter the performance level?  While seemingly simple at first, the power of using this tool becomes quickly and incredibly evident.

Maslow, A. (1954).  Motivation and Personality. New York, NY: Harper. 

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