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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(2019)Buyout programs in floodplains is an increasingly popular strategy for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) but there are several factors that complicate this widely used hazard mitigation strategy that have yet ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)In the classical flute world, most music performed by music major students is limited to Western European and American music. Through this scholarly essay, I wish to encourage students to not only get a glimpse of Astor ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)Many violists live with the notion that the instrument causes pain. Using the second movement (Lebhaft) of Robert Schumann’s Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for Viola and Piano, Op. 113 as its center, this project ...
A Bach phenomenon in Shangai - The implications of Zhu Xiaomei's performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations in 2014 (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)The first concert tour that Zhu Xiaomei (朱晓枚) undertook playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 2014 made her the center of attention in the classical music industry in China. During her subsequent concert ...
This thesis focuses on the development of Chinese piano music from 1936 to 1976.The first part explores various cultural, social, and political influences that shaped this development over forty years. As a historical ...