Doctoral Project Papers [Option 3] - Music

 

These scholarly essays are part of research projects in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The projects also involved the preparation and performance of two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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  • Yan, Jiafeng (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book was published in 2000 and represents a collection of compositions intended as commissions for Carnegie Hall. The book contains ten works by American composers Elliott ...

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  • Widenhofer, Marc Stephen (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Bill Evans was one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. From his 1956 record, New Jazz Conceptions, until his untimely death in 1980, Bill Evans led a trio that would defy the confines and roles of ...

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  • Song, Josh Jonghun (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is an innovative musician who stands out as perhaps one of the three most influential jazz guitarists since the 1980s, together with John Scofield and Pat Metheny. Frisell was influenced by ...

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  • Semetko-Brooks, Lara Alexandra (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    The purpose of this scholarly essay is to explore the differences between the selected Great American Songbook compositions performed in the original context of the Broadway show and in a jazz context by prominent ...

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  • Ma, Yi-Hung (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    This study is an examination of the British composer David Ellis (b. 1933) and his seven works for solo and chamber music. The study explores the background of the composer and the seven works in general, analyzes the ...

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