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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(University of Illinois, 2016)This research paper discusses five compositions for solo piano by Carl Vine (b. 1954): Five Bagatelles (1994), Sonata No. 2 (1997), Red Blues (1999), The Anne Landa Preludes (2006), and Toccatissimo (2011). Known for its ...
SIX-MALLET TECHNIQUE IN SELECTED MARIMBA SOLOS FROM 1998 TO 2011 BY BRUCE HAMILTON, ANDREW THOMAS, EVAN HAUSE, NOAH TAYLOR, MARCOS CABEZAZ, ROBERT PATERSON, AND PIUS CHEUNG (University of Illinois, 2015)This paper presents a detailed musical and technical examination of seven six-mallet marimba solo works. The author conducted interviews in person and via email with the seven composers in order to better understand their ...
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(University of Illinois, 2015)This essay offers an analysis of Augusta Read Thomas’s five solo violin works; Incantation (1995), Pulsar (2003), Rush (2004), Caprice (2005), and Dream Catcher (2008). As over ten years have passed between the first ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is universally considered one of the most significant essays in the genre. Though much has already been written and explored, this project investigates the stylistic influences of the French ...
AN ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE GUIDE FOR THREE SAXOPHONE WORKS BY JOHN ANTHONY LENNON: DISTANCES WITHIN ME, AETERNA, AND ELYSIAN BRIDGES (University of Illinois, 2016)The American composer John Anthony Lennon (b. 1950) established his reputation in the saxophone community through his early works including Distances Within Me (1979) and the Symphonic Rhapsody (1984). He is an active ...