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Compositions Inspired by Shotokan Karate Katas
This compositional thesis consists of six works inspired by the katas or forms of the Shotokan karate style. A kata is a fixed sequence of karate movements with an embedded natural rhythm. The Origins of Shotokan section ...
Humanasonics: Compositions Inspired by Anthropological Human Universals
Human universals are the commonalitiesthe onenessof mankind, and anthropology is charged with their study. Universals form a general, immutable foundational theory of humanity. The purpose of this thesis is to show how ...
The 'Jazz Gene': Examining the Use of Jazz Aesthetics in Hip-Hop Music
This thesis is made up of 7 original compositions that aid in exploring the common cultural traits and practices of African-American music referred to using the metaphor of the Jazz Gene. These conventions are historically ...
Falstaff and Rodion: Programmatic Compositional Study of Two Characters of Fiction
The goal of this thesis is to explore specific aspects of creativity from the point of view of the composer. I have found, in looking back over twenty-plus years of writing music, that I have had a tendency to gravitate ...
Improvisation in the Strings Classroom: Compositions and Arrangements for Teaching Creative Music Making
In a traditional classroom, string instrument education is often taught using written, classical music. Teachers must instruct on how to play violin, viola, cello and bass, as well as how to read music and play as an ...
The Mosley Street Suite: A Third Stream Chamber Work for Six Players
In 1957 Gunther Schuller coined the term Third Stream as a description of a developing trend wherein elements of jazz and 20th century art music were being combined, creating a new body of compositions, performances and ...