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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How to Harpo: A performer's guide and analysis of compositional and theatrical techniques in the cinematic, televised, and recorded pedal harp performances of Harpo Marx (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)Harpo Marx, née Arthur Marx, was one of the most important harpists in the twentieth century. Although he began as a self-taught musician and never learned to read music, he introduced the harp to millions of people ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)Joseph Joachim’s impact as a violinist is undeniable; however, he is less known as a composer. Many violinists shy away from his pieces, perhaps owing to their great difficulty. Joachim wrote three violin concerti ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book was published in 2000 and represents a collection of compositions intended as commissions for Carnegie Hall. The book contains ten works by American composers Elliott ...
Bill Evans was one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. From his 1956 record, New Jazz Conceptions, until his untimely death in 1980, Bill Evans led a trio that would defy the confines and roles of ...
Bang On A Can's Lost Objects by David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon: Postminimalism and hybridization Lost Objects (2001) is a collaborative work by Bang on a Can, a multi-faceted contemporary music organization established by Julia Wolfe (b. 1958), Michael Gordon (b. 1956), and David Lang (b. 1957). Through analysis ...