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Guy Woolfenden: A Composer's Musical Dna, James A. Dreiling 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Guy Woolfenden: A Composer's Musical Dna, James A. Dreiling

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Guy Woolfenden is a British composer who has made a name for himself in England as the composer of over 150 scores for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as music for numerous ballet and opera companies. In addition, he has composed fifteen pieces for wind band and eleven pieces for various wind chamber ensembles. While his wind music is well known throughout England, his name and his music are not as well known throughout the rest of the world. Those few conductors outside of England who are aware of his work tend to know only one or two of ...


Wagner Contra Mundum: Wagner Versus The World, Caitlin A. Thom 2015 Augustana College - Rock Island

Wagner Contra Mundum: Wagner Versus The World, Caitlin A. Thom

Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies

An investigation of responses to Wagner in Nazi Germany and post-World War II Israel.


Festival 101, Amira Khatib, Mackenzie Ferguson 2015 Iowa State University

Festival 101, Amira Khatib, Mackenzie Ferguson

Ethos

Every summer brings a huge list of music festivals, each a jam-packed weekend full of your favorite artists and a slew of new bands and experiences. Whether you’ll be back home, working in a cool city or stuck in Ames, there is a music festival nearby or cool enough to warrant a weekend road trip. We’ve done all the dirty work for you and made a list of some of the best festivals in the country, so pick one, gather your friends and go.


Lightning Strikes: M & K, Abby Gilman, Teryn Hammes, Jonathan Mannion 2015 Iowa State University

Lightning Strikes: M & K, Abby Gilman, Teryn Hammes, Jonathan Mannion

Ethos

Indie-dance duo Matt & Kim have wasted no time in the new year: They kicked off a national tour alongside Passion Pit last month, played the legendary Madison Square Garden and saw their fourth studiorelease, Lightning, make it on “must” lists from Entertainment Weekly and Complex magazines—and for good reason. From the determined “Not That Bad” to the danceready single “Let’s Go,” Lightning, produced in their Brooklyn bedroom, follows in true Matt & Kim fashion with giddy beats and playful lyrics. A departure from Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino’s widely-successful 2010 release Sidewalks, “I Wonder” offers new arrangements and ...


Passion Pit: On The Right Track, Abby Gilman, Teryn Hammes, Jason Nocito 2015 Iowa State University

Passion Pit: On The Right Track, Abby Gilman, Teryn Hammes, Jason Nocito

Ethos

Fresh off the release of the critically-acclaimed second LP, indie-pop royalty Passion Pit brings the dance-ready sound of Gossamer to the stage. Bro’d out druggies snorted unidentifiable powders from tin cans and were guided to another world by Michael Angelakos’ soaring voice and band of bouncing synths. The sweat weighed down Angelakos’ Greek mop of curls and turned his shirt a deeper shade of purple as he amped the sea of hands a few thousand deep. Then relatively under the radar, Passion Pit made its Lollapalooza debut in an easily overlooked afternoon slot on a side stage with an ...


Capitol Arts Center - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 538), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Capitol Arts Center - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 538), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection MSS 538. Administrative papers, correspondence, financial records, fundraising material, minutes and membership lists for the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also includes information about performing and visual arts programming at the Center.


Flaher For Wind Ensemble, Benjamin W. Lee 2015 Western Kentucky University

Flaher For Wind Ensemble, Benjamin W. Lee

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Music compositions are vehicles of communication. Organized music ensembles in schools allow for students to share in the process of music-making and extramusical expression within the curriculum. As of late, school districts have made a push in mental health awareness and suicide prevention within professional development seminars. This project views the music classroom as an important, open environment for such pressing social subjects. In such, my composition—Flaher (pronounced “flare”)—pays homage to a friend, Anthony Flaherty, who committed suicide (keeping his namesake in the work’s title). Flaher is an accessible piece for high school or college band that ...


Kaze No Daichi Taiko: Convergent Thoughts Colliding Sounds, William Gruber 2015 Bowling Green State University

Kaze No Daichi Taiko: Convergent Thoughts Colliding Sounds, William Gruber

Honors Projects

By composing original works for kumi daiko, a Japanese group drumming musical style, I answer questions about authenticity and appropriation as an outsider playing this world music.


Psappha By Iannis Xenakis: Developing Multiple Percussion Literacy, Owen Phillip Rockwell 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Psappha By Iannis Xenakis: Developing Multiple Percussion Literacy, Owen Phillip Rockwell

Dissertations

Psappha by Iannis Xenakis was written for a solo percussionist in 1975, and since then has been performed almost exclusively by elite musicians. The work suffers from broad neglect by students and professionals alike, because the structure and notation are difficult to access. Through Psappha, Xenakis created an alternative approach to serialist and chance compositional techniques that enabled him to communicate what he believed was rhythm in its purest form. The notation is unconventional and challenges the performer to approach Psappha in a similar manner. The main thrust of this project was to re-imagine the work in a more traditional ...


Musical Portrayals Of Death In Musorgsky’S Songs And Dances Of Death, Graham Anduri 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Musical Portrayals Of Death In Musorgsky’S Songs And Dances Of Death, Graham Anduri

Dissertations

Musorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death presents a set of unique portrayals of death in art song literature. Aside from the obvious challenge of the Russian language and Cyrillic alphabet which are unfamiliar to most Western performers, the unique musical style, historical context, and complex psychological implications of Songs and Dances of Death require a good deal of study before one can fully grasp the profundity and importance of this cycle.

Musorgsky’s views on music and life, the Zeitgeist in which these songs were composed, a historical analysis of the medieval Dance of Death tradition and its influence ...


The Process Of Musical Acquisition For Traditional String Musicians In The Homeschool Environment, Keith R. Williams 2015 East Tennessee State University

The Process Of Musical Acquisition For Traditional String Musicians In The Homeschool Environment, Keith R. Williams

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study examined how three accomplished traditional string musicians learned music in their homeschool environments. Data were derived from formal interviews of the three musicians. The research framework for this qualitative study is based upon the socio-educational model of second language learning motivation developed by R. C. Gardner (1959, 1985, 2004, 2010) and applied to the study of instrumental music learning motivation by P. D. MacIntyre (2012). Structured interview questions, triangulated by additional informal dialogues, field observations, externally documented sources, and collaboration with an expert review panel were the data collection activities utilized in the research. Five overarching themes ...


Werner Jaegerhuber’S Messe Sur Les Airs Vodouesques Or Messe Folklorique Haïtienne: A Performance Edition, Canes Nicolas 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Werner Jaegerhuber’S Messe Sur Les Airs Vodouesques Or Messe Folklorique Haïtienne: A Performance Edition, Canes Nicolas

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Originally written for solo soprano with choir and organ, Werner Jaegerhuber completed this work in 1953, and his close friend and artistic collaborator, Louis Maximilien, commissioned it for the sesquicentennial of Haiti’s independence on January 1, 1954. However, since there are no published scores or even a reliable manuscript of this piece, what has been kept in the archives of the Société de recherche et de diffusion de la musique Haïtienne in Montreal, Canada are two dissimilar scores by unknown sources. One is the choral and organ version, which was made by a professional copyist in the 1950’s ...


Love's Austere And Lonely Offices: An Analysis Of Tom Cipullo's America 1968, Joshua Zink 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Love's Austere And Lonely Offices: An Analysis Of Tom Cipullo's America 1968, Joshua Zink

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

My study reveals how the music of Tom Cipullo’s America 1968 mirrors the theme of adversity leading to resolution as found in the poetry of Robert Hayden. This study should serve the purposes of investigating Cipullo’s music in relationship to Hayden’s poetry, and be a practical tool for anyone interested in performing these marvelous pieces. This study contains an introduction, a systematic look at each poem and song, and a conclusion reflecting upon my findings.

Advisor: William Shomos


Dewey Meets Bluegrass: Progressive Educational Theory In The Establishment Of Traditional Music Programs In Higher Education, John C. Goad 2015 East Tennessee State University

Dewey Meets Bluegrass: Progressive Educational Theory In The Establishment Of Traditional Music Programs In Higher Education, John C. Goad

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The study focuses on connections between the Progressive era educational theories of John Dewey and present-day bluegrass and traditional music programs in higher education in order to explore a pedagogical basis for such programs. The research specifically examines Dewey’s beliefs in experiential learning, individualization, and vocational education and their current applications in traditional music education. The study included two major components: historical research into Dewey’s writings and primary and secondary sources regarding traditional music education in the United States, and interviews of faculty members in college and university bluegrass and traditional music programs. The thesis of this study ...


Scalar And Collectional Relationships In Shostakovich's Fugues, Op. 87, Sarah Mahnken 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Scalar And Collectional Relationships In Shostakovich's Fugues, Op. 87, Sarah Mahnken

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

The Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 of Shostakovich come out of common practice tonality; however, Shostakovich’s music departs from the tonal tradition in his lack of functional harmonic progressions and his unexpected chromatic twists. Chromatic is a problematic term in Shostakovich’s music because it can be difficult to know if a chromatic note is acting inside or outside of the system. Much of the music of Op. 87 is based on diatonic scales or scales that derive from the diatonic set. Because Shostakovich’s music does not follow the patterns of common practice tonality and sometimes uses non-diatonic ...


A Performance Guide And Comparison Of Three Works For Flute And Piano By David Maslanka: Duo, Songs Of My Nights, And "...And I Am A Child Before There Are Words...", Christa K. Krause 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Performance Guide And Comparison Of Three Works For Flute And Piano By David Maslanka: Duo, Songs Of My Nights, And "...And I Am A Child Before There Are Words...", Christa K. Krause

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Having written over forty works for wind ensemble, many of which have become part of the standard repertoire, David Maslanka (b. 1943) is known today as one of the leading wind band composers of our time. Maslanka’s compositional output also includes many solo and chamber works for wind and percussion instruments, and several orchestral and choral works. Although Maslanka’s solo and chamber works have become increasingly popular, his three works for flute and piano—Duo (1972), Songs of My Nights (2009), and “…and I am a child before there are words…” (2011), are still relatively unknown to flutists ...


Of Seasons Have I Sung, Charlie Leftridge 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Of Seasons Have I Sung, Charlie Leftridge

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

This cantata is comprised of seven movements: versus i. the willows (SATB double choir, SSAA antiphonal soli and string quartet); versus ii. we once were (SA and string quartet); versus iii. when at night I see the sky (tenor solo and string quartet); versus iv. of seasons have I sung (unaccompanied SSAATTBB choir); versus v. if you should ask me (soprano solo and string quartet); versus vi. I once was (TB and string quartet); versus vii. in paradisum (SATB double choir, SSAA antiphonal soli and string quartet). The text set to music is the original poetry of the composer. This ...


Virtuoso Violinist Maud Powell: Enduring Champion For American Women In Professional Music, Sarah Joy Pizzichemi 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Virtuoso Violinist Maud Powell: Enduring Champion For American Women In Professional Music, Sarah Joy Pizzichemi

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Maud Powell, the first great American virtuoso violinist, sparked a change in the spirit of the advancement of classical music throughout North America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This document addresses gender inequality present in the classical music profession during Powell’s lifetime. It also explores the roles women occupied in the public and private spheres in Western art music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More specifically, it investigates the life of virtuoso violinist Maud Powell through her activism and interest in American women in professional music.

The document is divided into three parts. After ...


Recruiting For The Collegiate Marching Band: A Study Of Student Perceptions Of Recruitment And College Choice Factors In Kansas And Missouri, Alan Douglas Whitten 2015 Boise State University

Recruiting For The Collegiate Marching Band: A Study Of Student Perceptions Of Recruitment And College Choice Factors In Kansas And Missouri, Alan Douglas Whitten

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

The marching band is an important and iconic part of the game day atmosphere at athletic events and community functions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. At many institutions, the band is a great source of pride and considerable resources are committed in an effort to have the best band possible. A key component to having the best band possible is having effective recruiting practices.

There is a large body of research on recruiting general student populations and many other sub categories of students, including music majors. However, research regarding recruitment of students that participate in marching band ...


Melodic Metaphors For Dreams In Three Classic Songs From The Disney Catalog, James Bohn 2015 Bridgewater State University

Melodic Metaphors For Dreams In Three Classic Songs From The Disney Catalog, James Bohn

Bridgewater Review

Three of the most-valued songs from the Disney catalog are “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” All three songs come from animated feature films created during Walt Disney’s lifetime (1901-1966). Furthermore, all three invoke the idea of dreams or wishing. The melodies of these songs feature delayed resolution or a lack of resolution. Such approaches to resolution are symbolic of the intrinsically unresolved nature of dreams.


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