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DuRell Echols lectures at the University of Connecticut

 Digital Record


  • 1983 October 4


Diction musical coach DuRell Echols lectured on 10/4/1983 (2015-0002/RR140).

Biographical / Historical

DuRell Echols (professionally E. D. Echols) was introduced as a diction and musical coach, whose skills also included articulation, vocal characterization, language instruction, and choral preparation. Echols moved to Munich, Germany, to study at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik after receiving his B.A. from Howard University and his M.A. in German from Columbia University. Living in Munich since 1955, studied and later provided instruction in Liede and opera interpretation, and used his experience to provide diction and musical coaching for organizations like the Munich Bach choir and well-known and award winning international singers. Music critic Abendzeitung, Opera News, and the Amsterdam News. [from introduction of speaker on recording]


1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings) : 1 reel, 1:11:01; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US