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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MODERN ARRANGEMENT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUALS: A STUDY AND BRIEF ANALYSIS ON SELECTED WORKS OF JOHN D. CARTER, UNDINE SMITH MOORE, MOSES HOGAN, AND JACQUELINE HAIRSTON (University of Illinois, 2016)Spanning the last four decades, each of these four composers, John D. Carter, Undine Smith Moore, Moses Hogan, and Jacqueline Hairston, brought into their arrangements of spirituals their own unique, yet similar educational ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)The purpose of this thesis is to explore Iannis Xenakis’ work, Gmeeoorh for organ, based on the use of his compositional technique, arborescence, and also to offer new insights into the performance of avant-garde organ ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)This doctoral paper analyzes Leo Ornstein’s Piano Sonata No. 5, A Biography in Sonata Form. It supports a doctoral project recital that featured this composition. Research questions guided the investigation with the aim ...
(2015-12-01)Rhetoric is the art of effective and persuasive communication. Building upon and bringing together musical and rhetorical scholarship from both Western and Afrological perspectives, this study lays out a theoretical ...
Pascal Dusapin’s Musical Language and Influences Reflecting on Quad for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1996) (University of Illinois, 2016)This project examines Pascal Dusapin’s musical essence through his stylistic periods. The composer’s early music (late 1970s to 80s) is characterized by microtonality; an intermediate period (1988-90) presents a ...