Robert Shaw Biography

Conductor (1916–1999)
American conductor Robert Shaw is best known for his innovations in seating a choir in quartets and for bringing new standards to choral performance.


American conductor Robert Shaw founded Collegiate Chorale in 1941 and the Robert Shaw Chorale in 1948, redefining the standards of choral performance and introducing innovative seating arrangements for choir to better blend sounds. He has won 14 Grammy awards for his classical recordings, as well as spirituals and popular pieces.

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