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, 2015-05)This study examines two sets of Martinů’s early compositions for solo piano. An introduction deals with Martinů’s historical background and a review of the literature about his life and music. Martinů’s life and stylistic ...
(University of Illinois, 2015-01)This thesis focuses on Marc-André Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto (2006) and two of his chamber pieces with flute: In Advance of the Broken Time…(1994) and Palimpseste (2002). The background of the composer and the Flute ...
(University of Illinois, 2015-03)Stephen Heller composed many works for piano including études, preludes, character pieces, sonatas, and themes and variations. He also transcribed many works for piano by other composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, ...
MUSIC GENERATION USING GENETIC ALGORITHMS AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE COMPUTER MUSIC PERFORMANCE (University of Illinois, 2014-04)Computer-assisted algorithmic music composition has achieved great success in the past few decades. Composing this kind of music makes the composers think about music in a new way. Research on applying artiﬁcial intelligence ...
THE JAZZ IMPROVISATIONAL APPROACH: A NEW METHOD FOR LEARNING A CLASSICAL PIECE OF MUSIC BY EMPLOYING JAZZ EDUCATION METHODS (University of Illinois, 2014-10)The purpose of this document is to introduce a novel way to learn a new piece of classical music by use of a jazz improvisational approach. Within this document, a jazz improvisational approach (JIA) is defined as a method ...