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)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 ...
THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF JOHN BIRKS “DIZZY” GILLESPIE: A SURVEY OF HIS SIGNATURE IMPROVISATIONAL VOCABULARY (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 ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)At the time of its conception in the United States, jazz synthesized a variety of accessible, spontaneous, theatrical, and interactive instrumental and vocal music-making activities that featured solo and collective ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)John Scoﬁeld has created a very distinctive guitar sound and style over a long and impressive recording career spanning 40 years. He has played and recorded with many legendary musicians throughout this time. He has been ...
(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 ...