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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  • Lee, YooBin (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)
    The first time my quartet read through Isang Yun’s String Quartet No. 1 (1955), my two fellow Korean colleagues and I immediately recognized traditional Korean musical elements. Our colleague with a Western background ...

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  • Lee, Ying Jie (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)
    This dissertation explores 18 settings of Harfenspieler poems from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe through the Baroque-era concepts of Affektenlehre (doctrine of affections) and Figurenlehre ...

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  • Piqué, Gabriel Lamar (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)
    Throughout history, advances in technology have impacted classical saxophone repertoire. As new electroacoustic tools for composition were created, classical saxophone repertoire showcasing these new creative technologies ...

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  • Wolf, Dylan (2021)
    Program Note by Composer: Your breath was shed was a poem by Dylan Thomas, a Welsh poet. It symbolizes a breath that could be seen as the last breath. The reason I chose this poem is that I wanted a transformative sounding ...

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  • Waterson, Nathan (2021)
    "Shadows - My Journey as a First-Time Composer" - Program Note by composer Over the last few years, I have had many personal struggles with my own mental health. The severity of these struggles varied over that time, ...

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