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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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 (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)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, ...
(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)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 ...
A performance guide for undergraduate voice students: Contextual, performative and pedagogical analysis of seven of Francesco Paolo Tosti's English-language songs Italian composer Francesco Paolo Tosti produced a large number of well-crafted songs in Italian, French and English, many of which (especially the Italian songs) are staple repertoire choices for undergraduate ...
The goal of this study is to test the practicality and effectiveness of supplementing traditional jazz improvisation pedagogy with a method book that centers around rhetorical devices more commonly associated with the ...