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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THE COMPOSITIONS OF CHANG-SU KOH: KOREAN DANCES, ARIRANG AND AKATONBO, PANSORI'C RHAPSODY AND SONATINE-b (2014)In this thesis, I introduce four major compositions by Chang-Su Koh: Korean Dances, Arirang and Akatonbo, Pansori’c Rhapsody and Sonatine-b. Through my analysis, I explain how Koh skillfully blends a Western style of ...
(2014)This thesis discusses four string pieces by the Korean-German composer Isang Yun that are not widely performed due to their technical and musical difficulties. Gasa and Duo were written utilizing twelve-tone techniques, ...
Toddler music: a socio-cultural/historical examination of the musical development of two-year-olds and their carers in a child development laboratory classroom (2015-01-21)The purpose of this study was to describe the music and musical practices two-year-olds, their caregivers, and I chose to purposefully engage in together, how this engagement reflected what was valued in various communities ...
Jazz solo transcriptions as technical and pedagogical solutions for undergraduate jazz saxophonists (2015-01-21)The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the development of saxophone technique in the jazz idiom in comparison to that in the classical idiom. Five leading jazz pedagogues were interviewed for their perspective ...
Demographic profile and survey of alternatively certified Texas music educators: experiences, perceptions, and policy implications (2015-01-21)This study compiled a demographic profile of individuals who completed alternative route certification (ARC) programs in music education in Texas during the 2002-2012 school years (N = 1200). Additionally, a survey was ...