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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(2016)As urban planners, knowing how to work with data is essential. Increasingly, this task has become less about analysis and more about finding innovative and engaging ways to tell stories. Planners can incorporate technology ...
(2016)The City of Mobile, Alabama struggles with a history of auto-oriented development, limiting pedestrian accessibility outside of the downtown core. The city’s current comprehensive plan, the Map for Mobile, identifies a ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)This document looks at selected percussion works of Spanish composer and violinist Igmar Alderete. The focus of this document is to examine five separate works and to provide suggestions that will guide a performer during ...
(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 ...