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 research explores the practical and performance challenges and advantages of jazz singing and improvising in two contrasting contexts: vocalists accompanied by a separate piano player and rhythm section ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)Russian music underwent significant transition in the nineteenth century as Western European influences gave way to more nationalistic sentiments. In the seventeenth century, Western musical culture began to ...
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 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, ...
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 ...