Paul David Flood’s essay won third place in our “New Voices” essay contest. Reflecting on the question of whether artists have a responsibility to facilitate conversations on political and social issues, Flood examined the choral pieces “Consent” and “Animals” by Ted Hearne.
Author: Paul David Flood
Paul David Flood is pursuing his master’s degree in musicology at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on cultivations and perceptions of national identity and ethos in the music of late 20th-century Denmark and 21st-century United States. He received his B.A. in Music from Westminster Choir College in May 2019 and is an active choral singer.