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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  • Busath, Stephen Mitchell (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)
    Composers and percussionists are always looking for new ways to make sounds. The snare drum is at the forefront of this exploration currently, as it was throughout the twentieth century. There have been many solos ...

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  • Madsen, Christopher Aaron (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021)
    The Brecker Brothers band was a jazz/funk/rock fusion ensemble which began in 1975 in New York City. Originally from Philadelphia, brothers Randy (trumpet, 1945-) and Michael (1949–2007) began their careers in the 1960s ...

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  • Ro, Yunjin (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This paper examines Petals (1988) and Près (1992) which are cello works by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho performed with live electronics. They were composed by combining new methods with traditional cello techniques ...

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  • Raymond, Christopher (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This essay explores four works for bassoon by the French composer and bassoonist Alexandre Ouzounoff (1955-). Ouzounoff began his career as a solo performer and as part of a professional chamber music ensemble with the ...

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  • Guzman Borrero, Jose Enrique (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 ...

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