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Thematic Interconnectivity as an Innate Musical Quality: An Investigation of Jandek's "European Jewel" Guitar Riffs
This dissertation is divided into two main areas. The first of these explores Jandek-related discourse and contextualizes the project. Also discussed is the interconnectivity that runs through the project through the ...
"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 ...
"Harp of Wild and Dream Like Strain": Original Compositions for the Lever Harp
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 ...
Artist Growth of a Singer-Songwriter: A Personal Testimonial
This thesis is a study of creativity with attention placed on the personal experience of myself as a songwriter. It contains a personal account of my experiences with relation to music, my chosen artistic medium, in ...
The Music of Sting
The relationship between Stings personal creative style and the multiple musical genres he incorporates is the primary focus of this dissertation. This study exemplifies the diverse influences that have molded Stings music ...