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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(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)This research explores the practical and performance challenges and advantages of jazz singing and improvising in two contrasting contexts: vocalists accompanied by a separate piano player and rhythm section ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)Russian music underwent significant transition in the nineteenth century as Western European influences gave way to more nationalistic sentiments. In the seventeenth century, Western musical culture began to ...
The violin sonatas of Aaron Copland and Walter Piston: A historical and analytical overview and performer's guide (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)While Aaron Copland and Walter Piston had different backgrounds, both studied with Nadia Boulanger in France, and were influenced by the neoclassicism of Igor Stravinsky. Their different perspectives and styles ...
The "traditional contemporary" -- A study of Walter S. Hartley and an analysis of his Concerto for 23 Winds The purpose of this thesis is to provide an overview of the life, philosophies, and compositional traits of Walter S. Hartley, with a focus on his most significant contribution to the concert wind band repertoire, ...
The Bebop era is arguably the most influential era in jazz history. Bebop vocabulary was an innovation which grew from Swing music and would eventually ...