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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  • Tomski, Ryan (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    The goal of this study is to test the practicality and effectiveness of supplementing traditional jazz improvisation pedagogy with a method book that centers around rhetorical devices more commonly associated with the ...

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  • Li, Yuting (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    This research paper focuses on two minimalist-influenced composers’ film music: Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel (1978) and Für Alina (1976), both used in the movie Gerry (2002), and Philip Glass’s music ...

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  • VanHemert, Jordan (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    In 2014, Patricia Shehan Campbell convened the College Music Society’s Task Force on the Undergraduate Music Major (TFUMM). The task force, including lead author Ed Sarath, published a report called Transforming Music ...

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  • Stingley, Mark (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Herwig Reiter's 5 Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Nietzsche has not received the scholarly examination which it warrants. After a copy of the score was sent to me by good friend and colleague Professor Walter Moore, ...

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  • Kwon,Mileeyae (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    William Bolcom’s first comic opera, A Wedding (2004) has received little attention in the academic literature. This study examines the characteristics of the four main soprano roles: a wedding planner, Rita; the ...

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