Browse Doctoral Project Theses [Option 2] - Music by Title

  • 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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  • 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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  • Tunison, Evelyn Moria (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Jean Xavier Lefèvre wrote his Méthode de Clarinette in 1802 for use at the Paris Conservatoire. This clarinet tutor was influenced by its precursor, the Méthode Nouvelle et Raisonnée pour la Clarinette (1785) ...

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  • Yun, Chi Yong (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    The musical culture of eighteenth-century London was greatly affected by the Industrial Revolution, which dominated England. With the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, musical instruments ...

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  • Lim, Hana (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    John Corigliano remains a leading composer of twentieth-century American music. While many of his works are acclaimed, his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra is less well known than his other concerti. This project ...

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  • Mo, Gloria Chun-Ting (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Joseph Joachim’s impact as a violinist is undeniable; however, he is less known as a composer. Many violinists shy away from his pieces, perhaps owing to their great difficulty. Joachim wrote three violin concerti ...

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  • Wang, Fu-Tsun (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    This paper examines Kaija Saariaho’s compositional techniques through her works written for the cello, specifically the ones written for Anssi Karttunen, since they have fostered a lifelong collaborative relationship. ...

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  • Dean, Geoffrey (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    This thesis serves as an insight to modern jazz piano language at the turn of the 21st century by analyzing pianist Kenny Kirkland through six original transcriptions. An examination of Kirk ...

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  • Lee, Sang Weon (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. ...

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  • Chao, Tai-Kuang (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    This thesis explores the dimensions and difficulties involved in creating new, interdisciplinary art forms, with its primary focus on Kyong Mee Choi’s one-act multi-media production, The Eternal Tao. The ...

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  • Nichols, Benjamin Edward (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    Jerry Bergonzi (1947- ) is a late-twentieth and twenty-first century jazz saxophonist and composer, often associated with the 1970’s New York Loft Scene. This paper discusses methods Bergonzi uses to write original ...

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  • Tang, Lydia (University of Illinois, 2016)
    As a pioneer viola virtuoso of the 20th century, Emanuel “Manny” Vardi (c. 1915-2011) is most widely recognized as the first violist to record all of Paganini’s Caprices. As a passionate advocate for the viola as a solo ...

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  • Yoo, Youngwoo (University of Illinois, 2015)
    This thesis probes into the music of communist North Korea, assessing how that nation’s government influences the creative output of its composers and performers in order to deliver propaganda supporting the foundation ...

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  • Chiu, Ming-Ching (University of Illinois, 2014-04)
    Computer-assisted algorithmic music composition has achieved great success in the past few decades. Composing this kind of music makes the composers think about music in a new way. Research on applying artificial intelligence ...

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  • O'Connor, Mark Stephen (University of Illinois, 2014-11)
    The musical language spoken by jazz musicians during the hard bop era (circa 1954-1965) evolved because of the influence of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman. Their albums Kind of Blue, Giant Steps, and The ...

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  • Schroeder, Nicholas Walter (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 ...

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  • Dennehy, Donnacha (University of Illinois, 2014)
    This dissertation concerns itself with the impact that spectral music had on my musical thought. It begins by examining classic French spectral music of the 1970s and 1980s as developed by the group of composers known ...

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  • Jang, Daehoon (University of Illinois, 2016)
    This project examines Pascal Dusapin’s musical essence through his stylistic periods. The composer’s early music (late 1970s to 80s) is characterized by microtonality; an intermediate period (1988-90) presents a ...

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  • Jang, Han Byul (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This project provides a comprehensive pedagogical guide for teachers and intermediate to advanced students who wish to explore Mompou’s piano repertoire but are unfamiliar with it. Chapter 1 briefly explores ...

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  • Mu, Tong (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    This study explores keyboard compositions by Jacques Duphly, a French Baroque composer, and investigates the suitability of his pieces for pianists from a pedagogical and performance perspective. ...

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