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, 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 ...
AN ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE GUIDE FOR THREE SAXOPHONE WORKS BY JOHN ANTHONY LENNON: DISTANCES WITHIN ME, AETERNA, AND ELYSIAN BRIDGES (University of Illinois, 2016)The American composer John Anthony Lennon (b. 1950) established his reputation in the saxophone community through his early works including Distances Within Me (1979) and the Symphonic Rhapsody (1984). He is an active ...
POSSIBILITIES FOR TROMBONE PERFORMANCE IN THE SACRED MUSIC OF ANDREAS HAMMERSCHMIDT: INTRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EDITION OF SELECTED WORKS (University of Illinois, 2016)The sacred choral music of Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611/12-1675) includes some forty-eight pieces which call for one or more trombones, and twelve that require no other instruments besides trombones and basso continuo to ...
GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING THE SOPRANO VOICE AT THE KENYAN HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE USE OF INDIGENOUS MUSIC (University of Illinois, 2016)The fundamental reason for this research project is to create an indigenous based music guidelines for individual vocal lessons (soprano) at the high school level in Kenya. The present curriculum neither includes indigenous ...