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 violin sonatas of Aaron Copland and Walter Piston: A historical and analytical overview and performer's guide (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)While Aaron Copland and Walter Piston had different backgrounds, both studied with Nadia Boulanger in France, and were influenced by the neoclassicism of Igor Stravinsky. Their different perspectives and styles ...
The "traditional contemporary" -- A study of Walter S. Hartley and an analysis of his Concerto for 23 Winds (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)The purpose of this thesis is to provide an overview of the life, philosophies, and compositional traits of Walter S. Hartley, with a focus on his most significant contribution to the concert wind band repertoire, ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)The Bebop era is arguably the most influential era in jazz history. Bebop vocabulary was an innovation which grew from Swing music and would eventually ...
A performance guide for undergraduate voice students: Contextual, performative and pedagogical analysis of seven of Francesco Paolo Tosti's English-language songs Italian composer Francesco Paolo Tosti produced a large number of well-crafted songs in Italian, French and English, many of which (especially the Italian songs) are staple repertoire choices for undergraduate ...
The goal of this study is to test the practicality and effectiveness of supplementing traditional jazz improvisation pedagogy with a method book that centers around rhetorical devices more commonly associated with the ...