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Meditation for Electronic Valve Instrument and Chamber Jazz Ensemble
This composition for a jazz chamber group, is presented in partial fulfilment of requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. The chamber group consists of flute, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, ...
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 ...
"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 ...
Pat Metheny: Techniques in Improvisation
This thesis illustrates Pat Metheny’s formulaic system within a unique three-tier approach that divides formulaic information into a connected system of categories, species, and components. Using four transcribed ...
Space and Voice: Compositions for Contemporary Cello
This dissertation contains a diverse portfolio of ensemble and solo compositions for contemporary cello. Throughout the accompanying paper, the concepts space and voice are utilized as analytical lenses, as they are central ...
Ensemble Stuff: The Grateful Dead's Development of Rock-based Improvisational Practice and its Religious Implications
This dissertation examines the Grateful Dead’s creation of a distinctively rock-oriented approach to open improvisation in the mid to late 1960s. In the first section of the dissertation, I draw on live recordings, presented ...