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.
Performance and pedagogical perspectives on Camille Sain-Saens’ three books of piano etudes: Op. 52, Op. 111, and Op. 135 (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-05-09)This thesis explores Camille Saint-Saëns’ three books of piano études, Op. 52, Op. 111, and Op. 135, analyzing these études and exploring their implications ...
"Oasis in the desert" - Two piano transcriptions from the Chinese cultural revolution in the 1970s (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-06-20)Chinese piano music has developed significantly since the early twentieth century. Similar to composers from other nations who have sought to establish a nationalistic style, Chinese composers ...
(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 ...