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A History of the Royal (Toronto) Conservatory of Music Piano Examinations, 1887-2015: Their Impact and Influence
Since its inception in 1887, the Royal Conservatory of Music has maintained its position as one of the largest and oldest community-based music schools and education centres in North America, with an integrated examination ...
Love and Determination Suite Composed in the Style of the Motown Sound from 1961 to 1969
The Motown Sound is an umbrella term coined as the name of the specific type of R&B music produced by Motown Records during its years of greatest success. This thesis presents an original composition entitled Love and ...
A Case Study of Indigenous Representation in Film Music: Smoke Signals and Dances with Wolves
This thesis explores the representation of North American Indigenous cultures through film music of the 1990s. I use two films as case studies: a Hollywood-produced film Dances with Wolves (1990) and an independent film ...
Observations in Orchestration: John Williams
This thesis presents a composition using orchestral techniques gleaned from an analysis of the scores of film composer John Williams. Areas of focus include melodic and rhythmic support, harmonic choices, conducting ...