School of Music
The mission of the School of Music is to advance the art of music and its related disciplines. It seeks to educate students in the various fields of the profession and to promote an understanding of music on the campus and in the larger community. The School endeavors to preserve diverse repertories and cultural traditions while also creating opportunities for artistic, intellectual, technological, and scholarly innovation in the realm of music. The School is dedicated to excellence in research, performance, composition, and teacher education, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration among its own constituents, as well as with those of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the University at large.
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(University of Illinois, 2014)This dissertation concerns itself with the impact that spectral music had on my musical thought. It begins by examining classic French spectral music of the 1970s and 1980s as developed by the group of composers known ...
FINNISH CLARINET MUSIC OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: A PERFORMER’S ANALYSIS OF SELECTED WORKS BY KALEVI AHO, MAGNUS LINDBERG, KAIJA SAARIAHO, AND ANTTI AUVINEN (University of Illinois, 2015-12)The last fifty years have seen an explosion in the number of new works written for the clarinet. Composers have made thorough use of the clarinet’s large range and vast dynamic capabilities and have introduced extensive ...
(2015)This project provides a case study of cross-cultural music by examining recent piano works of two Asian-American composers born after 1970: the Chinese-American Lei Liang and the Japanese-American Ken Ueno. The compositions ...
KEYBOARD PIECES FROM THE “WOODCOCK MS” (URBANA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MS X786.4108/M319): A MODERN EDITION WITH COMMENTARY (University of Illinois, 2015)This research project transfers unedited keyboard pieces from the Woodcock MS into a modern edition with commentary. The name of this manuscript originates from “Deborah Woodcock,” after whom it is considered to be named. ...
(University of Illinois, 2009)This project is an analysis of the jazz improvisation concepts utilized by tenor saxophonist Rick Margitza. This analysis will be drawn from a series of nine written transcriptions of improvised solos that span from 1986 ...