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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(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 ...
SIX-MALLET TECHNIQUE IN SELECTED MARIMBA SOLOS FROM 1998 TO 2011 BY BRUCE HAMILTON, ANDREW THOMAS, EVAN HAUSE, NOAH TAYLOR, MARCOS CABEZAZ, ROBERT PATERSON, AND PIUS CHEUNG (University of Illinois, 2015)This paper presents a detailed musical and technical examination of seven six-mallet marimba solo works. The author conducted interviews in person and via email with the seven composers in order to better understand their ...
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(University of Illinois, 2015)This essay offers an analysis of Augusta Read Thomas’s five solo violin works; Incantation (1995), Pulsar (2003), Rush (2004), Caprice (2005), and Dream Catcher (2008). As over ten years have passed between the first ...
(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 ...