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Thematic Interconnectivity as an Innate Musical Quality: An Investigation of Jandek's "European Jewel" Guitar Riffs
This dissertation is divided into two main areas. The first of these explores Jandek-related discourse and contextualizes the project. Also discussed is the interconnectivity that runs through the project through the ...
"Integrated Arts" Pedagogy and Philosophy
This dissertation proposes and discusses the pedagogy and philosophy behind an original method titled IAM (Integrated Arts Method), which is an alternate experiential, integrated, conducive, and student-centered music and ...
"Harp of Wild and Dream Like Strain": Original Compositions for the Lever Harp
This thesis focuses on a collection of original pieces written for the solo lever harp, contextualized by a short history of the harp and its development. Brief biographical information on influential contemporary harpists ...
Rhythm and the Monstrous: A Diary Manifesto for Oil Painters
The invisible threads that form identity politics are especially messy today. Through the lens of a transnational/intersectional/feminist sensibility, my thesis paper and body of work weaves influences from both visual ...
Artist Growth of a Singer-Songwriter: A Personal Testimonial
This thesis is a study of creativity with attention placed on the personal experience of myself as a songwriter. It contains a personal account of my experiences with relation to music, my chosen artistic medium, in ...