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    • 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 ...
    • Falstaff and Rodion: Programmatic Compositional Study of Two Characters of Fiction 

      Herriott, David Michael (2018-08-27)
      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 ...
    • Fascist Disenchantment and the Music of Goffredo Petrassi 

      Macaluso, Alessia Angela Elda (2017-07-27)
      Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003) was one of many Italian composers who navigated the period of Italian Fascism from the height of its following to its demise. He celebrated the early years of the regime through music, and ...
    • Folkloric Flux 

      McClary, Gregory Ian (2016-09-20)
      This paper accompanies the authors original symphony for large orchestra, folkloric flux. Although primarily based on traditional symphonic formal and developmental features, folkloric flux also employs narrative to guide ...
    • Hammond Technique and Methods: Music Written for the Hammond Organ 

      Whiteley, Jesse Russell (2015-08-12)
      The following thesis is made up of four original compositions written between February and September of 2012, with emphasis on the Hammond Organ in the context of jazz and rhythm and blues ensembles. The pieces of music ...
    • "Harp of Wild and Dream Like Strain": Original Compositions for the Lever Harp 

      Peacock, Rachel Mary (2019-07-02)
      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 ...
    • Healthy Piano Technique and the Prevention of Professional Injuries: An Exploration of the Schmidt-Shklovskaya-Minsker Method and its Implementation in Piano Pedagogy 

      Tchernik, Ioulia (2018-05-28)
      This research focuses on the teaching method developed by two piano pedagogues whose work with pianists' professional injuries is widely known and appreciated in Russia. Anna Schmidt-Shklovskaya based her system on the ...
    • Hidden in Plain Sight: Musical Subtext in Drama 

      Bogar, Brigitte (2019-03-05)
      This dissertation explores the manner in which music (songs, instrumental underscoring, and sound cues) support, reflect, and advance dramatic action. The dramaturgical analysis, employing Freytags model, is applied to ...
    • Hip life music: re-defining Ghanaian culture (1990-2012) 

      Akrong, Issac (2016-06-23)
      African music is full of life ... we have different ethnic groups, different languages and cultures, moods, shades; it's so dynamic, and we have a message. (Diana Hopeson, p.c. 2006) My research documents the hip life ...
    • Humanasonics: Compositions Inspired by Anthropological Human Universals 

      Novotny, Paul Anthony (2017-07-27)
      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 ...
    • Improvisation in the Strings Classroom: Compositions and Arrangements for Teaching Creative Music Making 

      Cheng, Meghan Bethany (2018-03-01)
      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 

      Soyfer, Nina (2016-09-20)
      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 ...
    • Jackie Mittoo At Home and Abroad: The Cultural and Musical Negotiations of a Jamaican Canadian 

      Cyrus, Karen Anita Eloise (2015-12-16)
      Donat Roy ‘Jackie’ Mittoo (1948-1990) made significant contributions to the genres of rock steady and reggae as a musician, producer and musical director of Studio One in Jamaica. He is renowned for the number of recordings ...
    • Jazz Theory for Community Singers 

      Houston, Glennis Colleen (2016-09-20)
      I developed a six-week curriculum for teaching jazz theory, including harmony and aural skills, to community singers. Research on readily available teaching materials revealed that many books include piano instruction that ...

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