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Pedagogical Composition in the Wind Ensemble Genre
The performance of wind music has become an integral part of music education throughout North America. With approximately 2,500 new young band publications every year, publishers use grading systems to determine the ...
POP-ing the Strings: A Fresh Sound from a Classical Source
Internationally trained artist Nicole Marques breaks free from the conventions of Classical Violin with her refreshing POP Strings compositions. As an educator, Nicole Marques understands the importance of student ...
This thesis investigates the result of merging three musical approaches (jazz fusion, breakbeat/IDM and Electronic Dance Music) and their respective methodologies as applied to music composition. It is presented in a ...
Compositions Inspired By David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest
This thesis is a collection of seven jazz compositions that are based on, or otherwise inspired by, David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest. The compositions attempt to engage the novel in a way that makes use of the ...
Chamber Music Explorations for Meditation
The thesis presents and examines my compositional process and creative methodology in producing three compositions for meditation purposes. The purpose was to compose three original pieces of chamber music that created a ...