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Title:Daria Semegen: Her life, work, and music
Author(s):Hinkle-Turner, Anna Elizabeth
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Von Gunden, Heidi
Department / Program:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Women's Studies
Abstract:Studies of women's achievements in western musical history have expanded considerably in the past twenty years. Little research and writing, however, has concentrated on the extensive and specific study of a selected woman composer including the discussion and analysis of her works. Most notably, currently active women composers of the post-World War II modern musical era have been neglected.
My work on Daria Semegen, director of the electronic music studios at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is designed to contribute significantly to the growing amounts of analytical surveys of music by women and to serve as a model for future research by myself and other scholars. The thesis is divided into five chapters, the first four discussing Semegen's life, early education and composition, electronic works and dance collaborations, and recent instrumental pieces. The fifth chapter addresses issues that are unique to Semegen's experiences as a woman composer and her teaching philosophy and musical aesthetic. Materials in the thesis include analytical discussions of sixteen instrumental pieces and four electronic works. Study with Semegen as well as the contents of numerous phone interviews with the composer and her colleagues contribute greatly to the research.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Hinkle-Turner, Anna Elizabeth
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9210837
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9210837

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