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, 2020)This project documents Pat Metheny's unique ideas in improvisations from his jazz guitar trio performances. Even though Metheny went on to create other projects, he continues to return to the trio format for a total of ...
The InfiniSphere: Expanding existing electroacoustic sound principles by means of an original design application specifically for trombone (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)Electroacoustic devices for expanding the sonic palette of the trombone are few in number, and all of these devices exhibit certain problems or drawbacks. While successful examples of valve and keyed instruments exist, ...
The safeguarding of Colombian musical heritage as seen in the National Band Contest in Paipa-Boyacá: A performance style guide (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)Colombia’s long history of bands of all types and strong music programs are now being recognized and praised in festivals and contests around the world. Contests like the National Band Contest in Paipa-Boyacá contribute ...
In 1957, legendary trumpeter Miles Davis traveled to Paris to record the soundtrack to Elevator to the Gallows. The film featured a completely improvised score, which the band recorded as they played to edited cuts of the ...
A stylistic and pedagogical study of Reinhold Glière's Three Mazurkas, Op. 29 and selected pieces from Twenty-Five Preludes, Op. 30 This study discusses the following compositions for solo piano by Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Three Mazurkas, Op. 29 (1906) and selected pieces from the Twenty-Five Preludes, Op. 30 (1907). L ...