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    • POP-ing the Strings: A Fresh Sound from a Classical Source 

      Marques, Nicole Ferreira Garcia (2015-08-28)
      Internationally trained artist Nicole Marques breaks free from the conventions of Classical Violin with her refreshing POP Strings compositions. As an educator, Nicole Marques understands the importance of student ...
    • Pat Metheny: Techniques in Improvisation 

      Thomson, Noel Earsdon (2015-08-28)
      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Musicals at the Stratford Festival of Canada: The Economics, Aesthetics and Entertainment Value of Musicals Produced at a Classical Theatre Festival 

      Acton, Lauren Elizabeth (2015-08-28)
      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 ...
    • Searching for a Musical Middle Way: A Composition for Multi-traditional Percussion 

      Chan, Heidi Wai-Yee (2015-08-28)
      This thesis aims to integrate the author's major fields of musical training through a suite of compositions that combines compositional and aesthetic elements of those traditions, namely, Japanese taiko drumming, Karnatic ...
    • "And Then There Was Light": A Group of Compositions Inspired by the Universe's Creation, Its Present State, and Its Possible Fates. 

      Modarresi, Mohammadreza (2015-12-16)
      The work herein contained strives to express (vocally and musically) the creation of the cosmos; whilst adhering to the most prevalent artistic (philosophical and scientific) notions of the past, present, and future. Due ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Chromatic Guitar Method 

      Burke, Joseph Nicholas (2015-12-16)
      The Chromatic Guitar Method was written to help beginning guitar students better understand music theory and music notation. In my 17 years of experience teaching guitar I have found common pitfalls associated ...
    • Mariposa Folk Festival: The Sounds, Sights, and Costs of a Fifty-Year Road Trip 

      Tsai, Sija (2016-05-30)
      In 2010, the Mariposa Folk Festival celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Founded in 1961, it later served as a model for future folk festivals in Canada, such as those in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Edmonton. In addition ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mobile-Based Interactive Music for Public Spaces 

      Gharib, Roozbeh (2016-09-20)
      With the emergence of modern mobile devices equipped with various types of built-in sensors, interactive art has become easily accessible to everyone, musicians and non-musicians alike. These efficient computers are able ...
    • We with Merth Mowe Savely Synge: Henry V, Royal Musician 

      Dass, Sonja Zenith (2016-09-20)
      King Henry V of England, his battle prowess aside, was a well-acclaimed musician and musical patron. Thus, this thesis first examines the role of music in defining the reign of Henry, through his patronage of the Chapel ...
    • "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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Requiem Mass as Concert Piece 

      Smith, Graham Allister (2016-09-20)
      This dissertation concerns the history and architecture of the requiem mass as a composition conceived and designed for concert performance. The overall academic format and design of this work includes five chapters and ...
    • The Significance of Kenny Wheeler in the Evolution of Jazz Compozition from Diatonic Chromatic Background 

      Vivian, Peter James (2016-09-20)
      It is the intention of this paper to look at some of Wheelers music from a very specific period in his career (late 1970s through to early 1980s), place it in an overall developmental process in jazz composition already ...
    • Villagers At Work: Anatolian Suite II 

      Dugmeciyan, Hagop Ferit (2016-09-20)
      "Villagers At Work" is a suite for orchestra which paints a contemporary picture of the historic Armenian-Anatolian peasants working in the field. I am an Anatolian-Armenian and know that despite so many efforts of ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Collection of Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz Compositions 

      Lapps-Lewis, Joy (2016-09-20)
      This thesis explores the use of steelpan in the jazz idiom. It includes reflections on the history of the instrument in the jazz context and experiences of steelpan jazz pioneers Othello Molineaux, Andy Narell and Rudy ...

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