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The Homonculus Cycle: A Compositional Examination of Poetic, Narrative, and Musical Meaning
This compositional thesis is a song cycle for baritone voice and small ensemble of upright bass, violin, and steel-string guitar, based on the poem “Homonculus” by MacKenzie Regier. In Part 1, I explore several sources ...
"You Are Your Own Alternative": Performance, Pleasure, and the American Counterculture, 1965-1975
“You Are Your Own Alternative” examines influential countercultural groups in the 1960s and 1970s. In opposition to historians who dismiss the politics of the counterculture and blame the counterculture for contributing ...
Musicals at the Stratford Festival of Canada: The Economics, Aesthetics and Entertainment Value of Musicals Produced at a Classical Theatre Festival
This dissertation explores the place of musicals at the Stratford Festival of Canada—with specific attention focused on the function, and the value of an American art form in a classical theatre company devoted to the works ...