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.

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  • Kim, Minji (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-04)
    This study focuses on Reynaldo Hahn’s solo piano work, Le Rossignol éperdu (“The Bewildered Nightingale”) (1902-1910), the largest instrumental work by the composer. Le Rossignol éperdu is a collection of ...

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  • Bryant, Barksdale James Edward (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-07)
    Playing lead trumpet in a big band setting is a position that demands much from a musician. The skills necessary not only include a great rhythmic concept for the music and the ability to play ...

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  • Vasiljevic, Dimitrije (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-18)
    The goal of this thesis is to examine the contrapuntal jazz piano techniques of several reputable players known for the use of counterpoint in their ...

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  • Liu, Teng-Wen (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-03-10)
    The purpose of this study is to discover how Dick Oatts interprets jazz standards selected from his album Standard Issue I & II and what the most important elements of his improvisations in the selected pieces are. ...

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  • Chiu, Ting-Ya (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-04)
    This thesis explores the solo cello music of Swedish-born Finnish composer Einar Englund (1916-1999), specifically his Suite for Cello (The Last Island). Starting with a general survey of the Finnish solo cello ...

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