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.
THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF JOHN BIRKS “DIZZY” GILLESPIE: A SURVEY OF HIS SIGNATURE IMPROVISATIONAL VOCABULARY (University of Illinois, 2016)John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie has been acknowledged for his profound impact on the development of the jazz styles of bebop and Afro/Cuban jazz, however previous assessments of his improvisational style with respect to his ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)At the time of its conception in the United States, jazz synthesized a variety of accessible, spontaneous, theatrical, and interactive instrumental and vocal music-making activities that featured solo and collective ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)John Scoﬁeld has created a very distinctive guitar sound and style over a long and impressive recording career spanning 40 years. He has played and recorded with many legendary musicians throughout this time. He has been ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)This research paper discusses five compositions for solo piano by Carl Vine (b. 1954): Five Bagatelles (1994), Sonata No. 2 (1997), Red Blues (1999), The Anne Landa Preludes (2006), and Toccatissimo (2011). Known for its ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is universally considered one of the most significant essays in the genre. Though much has already been written and explored, this project investigates the stylistic influences of the French ...