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    • Beginning Band Composition 

      Peter, Matthew David (2016-09-20)
      The purpose of this thesis is to examine common practices in beginning band composition. Research includes analyzing the tendencies of successful beginning band composers to gain greater insight into their compositional ...
    • Beyond Modern Jazz: The Evolution of Postmodern Jazz Performance and Composition from 1969 to the Present 

      Restivo, David Owen (2018-05-28)
      In the following paper, I will address what I perceive to be a gap in scholarship regarding the evolution of African-American classical music (popularly referred to as jazz) following the end of its primary phase of ...
    • Beyond the Silver Moon: Exploring the Lost Tradition of Dvorak's Operas through a Study of Myth, Music, and Nationalism 

      Holland, John Christopher (2018-08-27)
      When one examines the compositional oeuvre of Antonn Dvok, one bears witness to a catalogue of well-known works, and critical successes, in every genre except one, opera. Dvoks Cello Concerto, Op.104 is regarded as the ...
    • Calypso: Tradition and Creativity 

      Barrett, Collin Andrew (2016-09-20)
      In this thesis, I will research the history of calypso music from the early origins to present times with an emphasis on form and structure, melodic shape and line, textural energy, instrumentation, and various other ...
    • Chamber Jazz Concepts and Techniques as Applied to Six Original Compositions 

      Monis, Timothy Hugh (2015-08-28)
      Chamber jazz was introduced in the 1950s with artists like Ahmad Jamal and the Modern Jazz Quartet leading the way in this new genre. It is a fusion of elements from both Western Art Music and Jazz, combining to form a ...
    • Chamber Music Explorations for Meditation 

      Imre, Janos Zsolt (2017-07-27)
      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 ...
    • Change of the "Guard": Charlie Rouse, Steve Lacy, and the Music of Thelonious Monk 

      Bruce, Ryan David (2014-07-09)
      The word “Monkian” is frequently used in jazz discourse to describe the music of pianist Thelonious Monk. This study consolidates literature on Monk’s music to define the Monkian aesthetic as an integration of the following ...
    • Compositions for Guitar Quartet: Suite For 24 Strings The Canadian Landmarks Suite 

      McColl, Malcolm Daron (2019-07-02)
      This thesis combines the score of an original work by Daron McColl for Guitar Quartet entitled The Canadian Landmarks Suite, for guitar quartet, plus a written analysis including process, intent, and methodology behind the ...
    • Compositions Inspired By David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest 

      Cheeseman, Bradley (2015-08-28)
      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 ...
    • Compositions Inspired by Shotokan Karate Katas 

      McGill, Richard Thomas (2017-07-27)
      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 ...
    • Considering Schubert and Nature: A Romantic Ecology 

      Donovan, Michael Francis (2014-07-09)
      Franz Schubert’s preoccupation with the nature-centric poetry of his day yielded a large body of musical landscapes and depictions of the human experience of nature. And while his songs are often associated with the ...
    • Considering Tuning: From Bach to 21st Century Trends 

      Iacob, Octavian (2018-03-01)
      This thesis is an exploration of instrumental tuning trends from Bach to 21st Century, considering different areas of musicological and acoustical studies. While the introduction brings us in a tuning continuum with brief ...
    • Contemporary Art Music Compositions with Folkloric Elements of El Salvador 

      Palomo, Raul Enrique (2018-03-01)
      There is a critical lack of ethnographic and ethnomusicological research that focuses in El Salvadors indigenous (folkloric) music. Drawing on the historical studies and research of Santiago Ignacio Barberena and Dr. Jorge ...
    • David and Goliath: An Oratorio 

      Addison, John-Luke George (2015-08-28)
      This thesis involves composing a dramatic work, David and Goliath: An Oratorio, for chorus and orchestra, with an emphasis on emulating eighteenth-century English oratorio style. A framework for writing compositions based ...
    • Didgeridoo Notation 

      Koumoulas, Markos (2019-05-17)
      The didgeridoo is a unique musical instrument considered to be one of the worlds oldest instruments. It plays an integral part in Australian Aboriginal history, spirituality, rituals and ceremonies. Didgeridoo playing ...
    • Electronic Phuture 

      Millband, Thomas Charles (2017-07-27)
      The present Masters thesis analyzes a series of five compositions based on early forms of house and techno music. Music scores and audio recordings are included as a reference for the analysis of each composition. To ...
    • "Emergence": A Piece for Wind Symphony Inspired by the Chant of the Rio Xinane, the Origins of Music, and the Geometry of Harmony 

      Pellerin, Clare Therese (2016-11-25)
      In June of 2014, the Rio Xinane (a formerly isolated tribe) emerged from the jungles of Peru onto Brazilian land to meet with Brazils National Indian Foundation (FUNAI). Their dramatic style of communication includes ...
    • Ensemble Stuff: The Grateful Dead's Development of Rock-based Improvisational Practice and its Religious Implications 

      Kaler, Michael John (2014-07-09)
      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 ...
    • Equal Division 

      Wilde, Doug Gordon (2016-09-20)
      The equal tempered scale may be divided equally into twelve, six, four, three and two equal parts. From each division, symmetrical harmonic environments may be created that sound and function in different ways than diatonic ...
    • Escaping the Ideological Framework of Tradition: Brazilian Choro Music for Piano 

      Farinha, Maria Fatima Jannuzzi D. (2015-01-26)
      Historical and analytical studies on the development of choro music frequently focus on the development of this musical genre in a context of its popular contemporaneity. In this research, the genre is examined stylistically ...

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