A Combination of Professional and Personal Qualities in the Choir Conductor

  • Liliya Niemtsova Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
Keywords: conductor, choir, art, personal qualities, professional qualities, singers, competence, competencies, creativity, ability, activity


The article outlines the problem of combining professional and personal qualities in the choir conductor. Research gaps in the profession of choir conductor are outlined. We established that the art of conducting, and choral performance as its component, currently requires professionally trained personnel, who have an active life position and are able to provide a creative approach to choral singing. It was found that conducting should be interpreted as a creative process characterized by a step-by-step structure and a combination of analysis and comprehension of the choral score, its artistic interpretation, which allows embodying the formed musical image in the real choral sound.
It was found that the conductor’s professional qualities are based on the conductor’s individual style or his “creative method”. It is established that the emotional sphere of the conductor is the result of a combination of qualities that will allow the conductor and the choir to demonstrate a bright and convincing revelation of the originality of texture, expressive timbre colors of numerous choral scores, and a rich palette of nuances.

Author Biography

Liliya Niemtsova, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University

Candidate of Art History, Assistant at the Music Departments of the Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Social Work Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Chernivtsi, Ukraine)


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How to Cite
Niemtsova, L. (2021). A Combination of Professional and Personal Qualities in the Choir Conductor. LUMEN Proceedings, 16, 319-331. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc/atee2020/21