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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ISANG YUN’S SIM TJONG AND THE TRADITIONAL OPERA, SIMCHEONGGA: UPDATING THE KOREAN PANSORI TRADITION (University of Illinois, 2015)Abstract This study of Isang Yun’s opera, Sim Tjong (1971-72) approaches the work from historical, cultural, and analytical perspectives and offers performance suggestions to those wishing to stage the opera. As a Korean ...
THE HUMBOLDT BRASS BAND: AN EARLY HISTORY AND CRITICAL EDITION OF A POST‐CIVIL WAR AMATEUR TOWN BAND AND ITS PART BOOKS (University of Illinois, 2015-04)This is a historical study of the hand written part books of the Humboldt, Kansas Brass Band. Critical editions of four selections provide insight into the history of the books as well as the musicians who created and ...
STRATEGIES FOR PERFORMING SELECTED ALEATORIC WORKS FOR VIOLIN BY MORTON FELDMAN, CHRISTIAN WOLFF, AND SYLVANO BUSSOTTI (University of Illinois, 2015-04)In the mid-twentieth century, composers began to experiment with aleatoric composition in an effort to challenge conventional understandings of the relationship between the composer and the performer. Composers of the New ...
(1988)The music of Witold Lutoslawski displays instrumentational traits which may be used, in conjunction with melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic tendencies, to define his compositional style. The use of instrumental color is ...
(1982)This study of Leonard Bernstein's works for the American musical theatre attempts to demonstrate how the composer has explored the dramatic function of music in opera, operetta, musical drama, and musical comedy. The study ...