About Robert Shaw
American Choral music legend Robert Shaw began his illustrious career at Pomona College as student conductor of the glee club. From these humble beginnings he went on to revolutionize the entire practice of choral performance, earning six Grammy Awards along the way. Included among Shaw's many innovations was his habit of arranging a choir into smaller quartets of voices, rather than dividing it into traditional sections of soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone. This technique creates a richer, more complex texture.