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, 2021)The first time my quartet read through Isang Yun’s String Quartet No. 1 (1955), my two fellow Korean colleagues and I immediately recognized traditional Korean musical elements. Our colleague with a Western background ...
The musical settings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Harfenspieler poems: An analysis using Affektenlehre and Figurenlehre (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)This dissertation explores 18 settings of Harfenspieler poems from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe through the Baroque-era concepts of Affektenlehre (doctrine of affections) and Figurenlehre ...
The electric saxophone: An examination of and guide to electroacoustic technology and classical saxophone repertoire (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)Throughout history, advances in technology have impacted classical saxophone repertoire. As new electroacoustic tools for composition were created, classical saxophone repertoire showcasing these new creative technologies ...
(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 ...
(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, ...