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)The purpose of this research, in support of a doctoral recital, is to explore performance issues and techniques that will help modern performers prepare Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.18 No. 4. Topics include: 1) an overview ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)This study intends to examine Alfredo Casella’s musical style and social environment along with his personal style within the context of neo-classicism. Casella’s oeuvre can be divided into three periods. In the first ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)This document looks at selected percussion works of Spanish composer and violinist Igmar Alderete. The focus of this document is to examine five separate works and to provide suggestions that will guide a performer during ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)As a pioneer viola virtuoso of the 20th century, Emanuel “Manny” Vardi (c. 1915-2011) is most widely recognized as the first violist to record all of Paganini’s Caprices. As a passionate advocate for the viola as a solo ...
THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF JOHN BIRKS “DIZZY” GILLESPIE: A SURVEY OF HIS SIGNATURE IMPROVISATIONAL VOCABULARY (University of Illinois, 2016)John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie has been acknowledged for his profound impact on the development of the jazz styles of bebop and Afro/Cuban jazz, however previous assessments of his improvisational style with respect to his ...