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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(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 ...
(2015-07-01)James MacMillan is one of the most well-known and successful living composers as well as an internationally active conductor. His musical language is influenced by his Scottish heritage, the Catholic faith, and traditional ...
(2015-07-01)The applied lesson is the cornerstone of undergraduate music education. Although this setting has trained musicians for centuries, it remains chronically under-researched. While a growing body of research with regard to ...