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Pedagogical Composition in the Wind Ensemble Genre
The performance of wind music has become an integral part of music education throughout North America. With approximately 2,500 new young band publications every year, publishers use grading systems to determine the ...
Improvisation in the Strings Classroom: Compositions and Arrangements for Teaching Creative Music Making
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 ...
The 'Jazz Gene': Examining the Use of Jazz Aesthetics in Hip-Hop Music
This thesis is made up of 7 original compositions that aid in exploring the common cultural traits and practices of African-American music referred to using the metaphor of the Jazz Gene. These conventions are historically ...
The Harmony of Debussy in Contemporary Jazz
Claude Debussy and other late 19th-century composers (especially Maurice Ravel) introduced several new harmonic innovations that have since become standard tools of the jazz composer/arranger/improviser, among them the ...
Beyond Modern Jazz: The Evolution of Postmodern Jazz Performance and Composition from 1969 to the Present
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 ...