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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(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)This study looks at Eun-Hye Kim’s set of twelve piano suites, Les douze signes, for the advanced pianist, providing guidance for performances of this large-scale work. To prepare a better performance, it ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)About thirty years into her professional career, Czech composer Sylvie Bodorová (b. 1954) turned her focus specifically toward Jewish themes for compositional inspiration. Beginning with the Terezín Ghetto Requiem, ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)This scholarly essay compares the violin concertos of György Ligeti (1990/1992) and Unsuk Chin (2001). The composers met as teacher and student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in 1985. ...
The goal of this doctoral thesis is to place into historical context and to make a modern edition of the Organ Concerto in D major by Gaspero Sborgi (1737-1819). The original organ part in manuscript and the original ...
Hank Levy stands out among a handful of jazz composers from the 1960s and 1970s who stepped outside of the relative safety of writing music in 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures. His experiments with odd time signatures ...