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.
(School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-18)Richard Strauss’ lieder output through his life was dominated by undeniable compositional eclecticism; from literary subjects, to its varied harmonic palette and very importantly his choice of poetry. During his middle ...
WHEN CLASSICAL MEETS JAZZ: JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS OF EUGEN CICERO BASED ON CLASSICAL PIANO COMPOSITIONS (University of Illinois, 2017)Eugen Cicero (1940- 1997), a classically trained pianist, later became an active jazz performer who toured in a number of countries. Many of his jazz arrangements of classical pieces were never published and have ...
A Singer’s Guide to John Adams’ Opera “A Flowering Tree”, with a Focus on the Character of Kumudha (University of Illinois, 2016)The American composer John Adams has addressed global issues in many of his operas including Nixon in China, Doctor Atomic, and The Death of Klinghoffer, although they all feature Americans as main characters. His opera A ...
(University of Illinois, 2016)This study intends to examine Alfredo Casella’s musical style and social environment along with his personal style within the context of neo-classicism. Casella’s oeuvre can be divided into three periods. In the first ...
SIX-MALLET TECHNIQUE IN SELECTED MARIMBA SOLOS FROM 1998 TO 2011 BY BRUCE HAMILTON, ANDREW THOMAS, EVAN HAUSE, NOAH TAYLOR, MARCOS CABEZAZ, ROBERT PATERSON, AND PIUS CHEUNG (University of Illinois, 2015)This paper presents a detailed musical and technical examination of seven six-mallet marimba solo works. The author conducted interviews in person and via email with the seven composers in order to better understand their ...
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