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, 2015-05)Along with Alfred Schnittke and Edison Denisov, Gubaidulina is now acknowledged as one the most influential Russian composers of the post-Stalin generation, and the only one still alive. Her works include a viola concerto, ...
(University of Illinois, 2015-03)This paper examines the trombone and piano works of Anthony Plog, including 3 Miniatures (1994), 4 Themes on Paintings of Goya (2001), Divergent Roads (2014), Initiatives (2014) and Interplay (2014). In it, I provide an ...
(University of Illinois, 2015-04)The piano, guitar, bass trio was a well known instrumental combination in jazz in the 1940s and 1950s. The format was first popularized by the Nat “King” Cole Trio. The Nat Cole Trio’s arrangements distilled big band ...
SELECTED CONCERTOS AND VARIATIONS BY GOTTHELF HEINRICH KUMMER (1774-1857): A PERFORMANCE EDITION WITH COMMENTARY (University of Illinois, 2015-04)This thesis presents a performance edition of four bassoon pieces by Gotthelf Heinrich Kummer (1774-1857): Concerto Op. 16 in B-flat major, Concerto Op. 24 in F major, Variations Op. 14 in F major, and Variations Op. 15 ...
A Transcription for Bassoon of Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s Sonates pour le violoncelle avec la Basse Continüe, Livre II (Paris, 1735) (University of Illinois, 2015-04)The purpose of the project is to expand the current bassoon baroque repertoire by creating a transcription from the chosen sonatas of Barrière’s Sonates pour le violoncelle avec la Basse Continüe. Related topics include: ...