Doctoral Project Theses [Option 2] - Music
These theses are part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The projects also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.
(University of Illinois, 2014)This dissertation concerns itself with the impact that spectral music had on my musical thought. It begins by examining classic French spectral music of the 1970s and 1980s as developed by the group of composers known ...
FINNISH CLARINET MUSIC OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: A PERFORMER’S ANALYSIS OF SELECTED WORKS BY KALEVI AHO, MAGNUS LINDBERG, KAIJA SAARIAHO, AND ANTTI AUVINEN (University of Illinois, 2015-12)The last fifty years have seen an explosion in the number of new works written for the clarinet. Composers have made thorough use of the clarinet’s large range and vast dynamic capabilities and have introduced extensive ...
(2015)This project provides a case study of cross-cultural music by examining recent piano works of two Asian-American composers born after 1970: the Chinese-American Lei Liang and the Japanese-American Ken Ueno. The compositions ...
KEYBOARD PIECES FROM THE “WOODCOCK MS” (URBANA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MS X786.4108/M319): A MODERN EDITION WITH COMMENTARY (University of Illinois, 2015)This research project transfers unedited keyboard pieces from the Woodcock MS into a modern edition with commentary. The name of this manuscript originates from “Deborah Woodcock,” after whom it is considered to be named. ...
(University of Illinois, 2009)This project is an analysis of the jazz improvisation concepts utilized by tenor saxophonist Rick Margitza. This analysis will be drawn from a series of nine written transcriptions of improvised solos that span from 1986 ...