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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  • Wolf, Dylan (2021)
    Program Note by Composer: Your breath was shed was a poem by Dylan Thomas, a Welsh poet. It symbolizes a breath that could be seen as the last breath. The reason I chose this poem is that I wanted a transformative sounding ...

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  • Waterson, Nathan (2021)
    "Shadows - My Journey as a First-Time Composer" - Program Note by composer Over the last few years, I have had many personal struggles with my own mental health. The severity of these struggles varied over that time, ...

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  • Eða Hvat 
    Kato, Kevin (2021)
    Program Note by Composer: This piece is based off of the Old Norse poem Völuspá, a poem which tells of the end of the world and the mythical Ragnarök. I learned about this poem in a viking mythology class here at the ...

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  • Lee, Janice (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)
    Marcel Tabuteau (1887-1966) and Lucien Capet (1873-1928) were musical descendants of the French Tradition and known for their absolute goal of artistry through refined techniques. Tabuteau and Capet believed that the ...

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  • Busath, Stephen Mitchell (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)
    Composers and percussionists are always looking for new ways to make sounds. The snare drum is at the forefront of this exploration currently, as it was throughout the twentieth century. There have been many solos ...

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