American Choral Music
Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
American Choral Music is a joint project of the Library of Congress and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). It is the result of the contributions of many people in the American Choral Directors Association and several divisions within the Library of Congress.
John Silantien is chair of the Julius Herford Dissertation Prize Committee, member of the Research and Publications Committee, and publication liaison/special projects chair of ACDA. He served as Editor, selected music examples and wrote text for composers and music examples.
Members of ACDA who have contributed research for the essays and selected music examples include Hillary Apfelstadt, William Belan, Christopher Cock, James John, Marvin Latimer, Melinda O’Neal, Donald Oglesby, and Marvin Latimer.
Karen Moses, Senior reference specialist, Music Division, provided project oversight, wrote the essays "About this Presentation," "How to Find Choral Music in the Performing Arts Reading Room," and "American Choral Music;" she also selected the holographs.
Karen Lund, digital project coordinator, Music Division, oversaw the digital production process of American Choral Music.
Jan Lancaster, an art historian and multimedia specialist, Music Division, selected and scanned many of the portraits and images for this Web presentation in consultation with Karen Moses.
Steve Yusko, Special Materials Cataloging Team, Library of Congress, coordinated the cataloging of the choral music.
Michi Hoban and Valerie Weinberg, Special Materials Cataloging Team, Library of Congress, created the Voyager catalog records for the choral music.
Morgan Cundiff, Glenn Gardner, Julie Mangin, Betsy Miller, Nathan Trail, Kevin Ford and Rashmi Singhal, Network Development and MARC Standards Office (NDMSO), Library of Congress, provided the technical functionality and programming for this Web site.
Betsy Miller, NDMSO, created the Web site design and user interface based on user-centered design principles.
Additional Library of Congress staff who contributed to this project include Andrew Cook, Jade Curtis, Lynn Kidder, Steve McCollum, Barbara Orbach Natanson, Christopher Polhaus, Robin Rausch, and Andrea Matles Savada.
Finally, special thanks are offered to the following people who provided illustrative images for the site: Robin Baker and Brian Stuart, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston; Marianne Hansen, Bryn Mawr College; Daniel Hope and Richard H.F. Lindemann, Bowdoin College Library; Martha Furman Schleifer, Temple University; and, Bettina Smith and Erin Blake, the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Release 2: September 19, 2011