College of Fine and Applied Arts
The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to the advancement, practice and understanding of the arts. The central focus of the College is the synergy between research and the preparation of students for professional careers in the creation and interpretation of the applied arts, visual arts, and the performing arts. Deeply related to that focus is the commitment to elevate and sustain the study of the arts as both a necessary mode of understanding and a vibrant expression of human experience within the local, national, and international communities.
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Jazz influence on unaccompanied horn literature: A guide to performing solo works by Douglas Hill, David Amram, and Dana Wilson (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)For modern classical hornists wishing to explore a different style, the unaccompanied solo genre is a way of easing into swing and improvisation. Horn solo pieces by Dana Wilson (b.1946), Douglas Hill (b.1946), and ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)This essay concerns the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Fantasia de movimentos mixtos, “Fantasy of Mixed Movements,” for violin and orchestra. Written and revised over a span of almost two decades, ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)Even though there is a fair amount of research about the Latin-American art song, the resources solely about the Puerto Rican art song are limited. This lack of resources has made it extremely difficult ...
Opera singers face many challenges when they start preparing for a newly created opera. They might be unfamiliar with the work's musical style and the language, and of course nothing has been written about the opera ...
Kyong Mee Choi’s "The Eternal Tao" interdisciplinary arts: music, choreography, lighting, and videography 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 ...