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.
(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 ...
The Humboldt Brass Band: An Early History And Critical Edition Of A Post-civil War Amateur Town Band And Its Part Books (University of Illinois, 2015-04)This is a historical study of the hand written part books of the Humboldt, Kansas Brass Band. Critical editions of four selections provide insight into the history of the books as well as the musicians who created and ...
Strategies For Performing Selected Aleatoric Works For Violin By Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, And Sylvano Bussotti (University of Illinois, 2015-04)In the mid-twentieth century, composers began to experiment with aleatoric composition in an effort to challenge conventional understandings of the relationship between the composer and the performer. Composers of the New ...