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Harnessing The Power Of Failure In Your Music Classroom: Grit, Growth Mindset, & Greatness, Diane C. Persellin, Virginia Davis 2017 Trinity University

Harnessing The Power Of Failure In Your Music Classroom: Grit, Growth Mindset, & Greatness, Diane C. Persellin, Virginia Davis

Music Faculty Research

No pain, no gain. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. These and other similar phrases represent attitudes most teachers hope will inspire their students. Surrounded by walls adorned with such inspirational quotes, we music teachers walk a fine line between identifying students’ musical mistakes and encouraging them to keep trying. We may wonder during this process why some students seem to crumble under criticism while others never quit, despite constant difficulty. What can we do to encourage students to learn from their mistakes? What roles do talent ...


Solo Performance: An Extension Of Vocal Pedagogy, Monica J. Harte 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Solo Performance: An Extension Of Vocal Pedagogy, Monica J. Harte

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In this study, I examine the significance of the solo performance opportunity in vocal pedagogy at the tertiary level. In order to discover tangible correlations between solo performing and applied lessons, I designed and implemented a case study that focused on fourteen subjects rehearsing, performing, and recording roles in the children’s opera, Mambo. The findings stem from my theoretical analysis of substantive data collected through forty-one interviews and three months of observations. The data collected disclosed that whether the participants advanced within a particular performance practice (such as presentation), or developed a specific vocal technique (such as coloratura), Mambo ...


The Performance Conversation: A Pragmatic, Curricular Approach To Speaking From The Stage, Barrett J. Hipes 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Performance Conversation: A Pragmatic, Curricular Approach To Speaking From The Stage, Barrett J. Hipes

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The future of music depends not only upon the musician and his/her pursuit of technical and musical excellence, but also on the performer’s ability to effectively communicate musical ideas with the audience verbally, helping them to connect to the music beyond just a general or analytical level in pursuit of true appreciation. The ability to express multiple layers of the performer’s approach to repertoire, providing each audience with an informed vehicle for their own understanding and examination, is a supremely useful tool for advancing support for music. The intent of this document is to make a compelling ...


William Bolcom’S "Twelve New Etudes" (1988): Theoretical And Interpretative Analysis, Ran Dank 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

William Bolcom’S "Twelve New Etudes" (1988): Theoretical And Interpretative Analysis, Ran Dank

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Ever since its naissance, composer William Bolcom’s set of Twelve New Etudes has garnered great critical praise, culminating with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Although much has been written about the background surrounding the creation of these pieces and their technical novelty, no formal analysis of this set of etudes has been published.

This dissertation thoroughly examines the various aspects which hold these pieces together. Each etude is analyzed according to a clearly defined set of criteria: dynamics, compositional language, range, texture, articulation and contour, meter and rhythm, and form. In addition, a more detailed analysis is offered ...


Developing Information Literacy Skills For Tomorrow’S Music Industry Leaders, Keith Hatschek, Veronica Wells 2017 University of the Pacific

Developing Information Literacy Skills For Tomorrow’S Music Industry Leaders, Keith Hatschek, Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells

What research skills should undergraduate music industry studies majors develop over the course of their studies? With the non-stop proliferation of news and information sources available, how are students being trained to do research appropriate to their field to make informed decisions? Some employers now screen for information literacy skills as a preferred qualification, due to the perception that recent graduates lack advanced research skills. This paper discusses one model of developing research skills that a future music industry leader will need. The authors show the collaboration between faculty and librarians that progressively teach students to find, access, evaluate, and ...


Sunday Music Series, Department of Music 2017 Andrews University

Sunday Music Series, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2016-2017

Joseph Brooks (clarinet), Karin Thompson (cello) and Kraig Scott (piano) featuring works by Vincent d'Indy and Robert Muczynski.


Margaret Garrett To Present Faculty Cabaret At Ouachita Jan. 31, Brooke Zimny 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Margaret Garrett To Present Faculty Cabaret At Ouachita Jan. 31, Brooke Zimny

Press Releases

Dr. Margaret Garrett, associate professor of music at Ouachita Baptist University, will present a faculty cabaret, “Everything Changes,” on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus.


Jacob Keith Watson, Ouachita Alumnus And Broadway Performer, To Present Recital On Jan. 26, Trennis Henderson 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Jacob Keith Watson, Ouachita Alumnus And Broadway Performer, To Present Recital On Jan. 26, Trennis Henderson

Press Releases

Broadway performer Jacob Keith Watson, a 2011 Ouachita Baptist University graduate, will return to his alma mater Jan. 26-27 to perform a recital and lead a masterclass.

Watson will be accompanied by collaborative pianist Jason Weisinger, who has performed with the Boston POPS and is scheduled to perform in a workshop in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera and Cincinnati Opera.

The Jan. 26 recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 each, and the performance is open to the public.


Ouachita's Wind Ensemble Releases "Simple Gifts" Cd, Katie Smith 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Wind Ensemble Releases "Simple Gifts" Cd, Katie Smith

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Wind Ensemble recently released a CD titled “Simple Gifts.” The CDs costs $15 and features the 2012 and 2016 Wind Ensembles.

The 2016 Wind Ensemble performs the CD’s title section “Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs” by Frank Ticheli, including “In Yonder Valley,” “Dance,” “Here Take This Lovely Flower” and “Simple Gifts.” Other selections performed by this ensemble are the “Mayflower Overture” by Ron Nelson and “A Sacred Suite” by Brant Karrick, which includes “Spirit of the Ages Fanfare,” “Consolation” and “True Happiness/How Firm a Foundation.”


Song Reconsidered: Words And Music, Music And Poetry, Lawrence Kramer 2017 Fordham University

Song Reconsidered: Words And Music, Music And Poetry, Lawrence Kramer

Art History and Music Faculty Publications

This revised version of an essay first published in 1984 sustains the impetus of the original to upend the traditional understanding of song, in particular of art song, as a harmonious fusion of words and music. Song in general, and art songs or Lieder in particular with their generically mandated dependence on preexisting poetic texts, produces a much wider range of text-music relationships than mere fusion, many of them riddled with tension, cross-purposes, and even outright antagonism. Among song genres, the Lied stands out historically for giving prominence to the diversity of these relationships, starting in the early nineteenth century ...


“Emily Dickinson: The Poet’S Voice As Expressed Through Music” A Pedagogical Performance Analysis Of Selected Dickinson Poetry In Solo And Choral Literature, With Emphasis On Expression And Meaning Throughout The Rehearsal Process, Nelia M. Maurizi 2017 James Madison University

“Emily Dickinson: The Poet’S Voice As Expressed Through Music” A Pedagogical Performance Analysis Of Selected Dickinson Poetry In Solo And Choral Literature, With Emphasis On Expression And Meaning Throughout The Rehearsal Process, Nelia M. Maurizi

Senior Honors Projects

Vocal music is unique to other forms of music because of the inclusion of text. Words allow a performer to directly express thoughts, a story, or an emotion to an audience. Composers throughout history have taken famous texts as set them to music. This particular project explored the work of Emily Dickinson, one of Americans most prolific poets, in both choral and solo vocal literature. The culmination of this project was a lecture recital. This paper is a written documentation and exploration of the research, preparation, and execution of the recital. In it contain lesson plans, score analyses, the recital ...


Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2017 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

Art Infested Water Volume 2


Encountering Greek American Soundscapes, Anthony Shay 2017 Pomona College

Encountering Greek American Soundscapes, Anthony Shay

Pomona Faculty Publications and Research

For this chapter I will look at Greek American music making through the eyes of a non-Greek, my younger self, who enjoyed and sought out this musical tradition for over fifty years, primarily as a folk dance enthusiast. For the international recreational dancer of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Greek music has rich melodic lines and many different rhythmic patterns (5/8; 7/8; 9/8, etc.) that attracted many individuals of Anglo American background like me to learn these dances, especially in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s when recreational and performance folk dance constituted a major leisure-time activity for ...


Taiko: Its Past And Present In Japanese Society, Nathan Mueller, Eric Desormeaux, Dallas Ferrell, Alexander Kallweit, Tyler Henderson, Brandon Lau 2016 University of Northern Colorado

Taiko: Its Past And Present In Japanese Society, Nathan Mueller, Eric Desormeaux, Dallas Ferrell, Alexander Kallweit, Tyler Henderson, Brandon Lau

Ursidae: The Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of Northern Colorado

The significance of Taiko in Japanese culture is far beyond being a percussion instrument. “Taiko” also refers to the art of drumming and is claimed to represent the spirit of Japanese people. Since ancient times, Taiko was used in the battlefield, Shinto and Buddhist religious ceremonies, festivals, royal courts, and theatrical arts performance. However, the origin of the Taiko remains unclear as well as its connection with Korean drum. The sacred power of Taiko for Japanese people is difficult to clarify in modern context. Japan is moving toward modernization, while promoting the importance of cultural preservation. It is important to ...


Individual Thought Patterns: Women In New York's Extreme Metal Music Scene, Joan M. Jocson-Singh 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Individual Thought Patterns: Women In New York's Extreme Metal Music Scene, Joan M. Jocson-Singh

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Extreme metal music (EMM) is both an umbrella term and a sub-category of heavy metal. Although women have a small but steady presence in heavy metal, this number shrinks when applied to the EMM scene. Using ethnographic research, participant-observation and interviews, this study surveys women in New York's EMM scene to address participation, gender performativity and feminist musicology.


Jason Potts Named Winner Of Mcbeth Concerto Competition For 2nd Consecutive Year, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Jason Potts Named Winner Of Mcbeth Concerto Competition For 2nd Consecutive Year, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University senior Jason Potts was named this year’s winner of the W. Francis and Mary McBeth Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Dec. 9. He also took home first place in the competition last year. The competition is sponsored by Mary McBeth in honor of her late husband, W. Francis McBeth, former Arkansas composer laureate and Ouachita faculty member.


The Acoustical Divergence Of The Cathedral, Daniel A. Ostrander 2016 Loyola Marymount University

The Acoustical Divergence Of The Cathedral, Daniel A. Ostrander

Research & Exhibition

No abstract provided.


“Windows” Of Time, Part Ii: Documenting Temporal And Embodied Epistemology In Musicians, Lynnsey K. Weissenberger 2016 Florida State University

“Windows” Of Time, Part Ii: Documenting Temporal And Embodied Epistemology In Musicians, Lynnsey K. Weissenberger

Proceedings from the Document Academy

As an extension to the earlier paper “Windows” of Time: Memory, Metaphor, and Storytelling as Documents, this paper examines how those documents both inform and are informed by temporal epistemology and embodied knowledge. They serve to document both temporal and embodied epistemology in the ongoing process of musical knowledge building, in music performance, as well as in teaching and transmission contexts. To illustrate in greater depth how these documents are situated between temporal and embodied knowledge, Irish traditional music examples are drawn from five renowned musicians as a kind of case study. A model representing the documents’ situation and function ...


Women, The Recited Qur’An, And Islamic Music In Indonesia, Anne K. Rasmussen 2016 College of William and Mary

Women, The Recited Qur’An, And Islamic Music In Indonesia, Anne K. Rasmussen

Anne Rasmussen

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on unique and revealing ethnographic research beginning at the end of Suharto's "New Order" and continuing into the era of "Reformation," the book considers the powerful.


Theory And Practice At The 'Arabic Org': Digital Technology In Contemporary Arab Music Performance, Anne K. Rasmussen 2016 College of William and Mary

Theory And Practice At The 'Arabic Org': Digital Technology In Contemporary Arab Music Performance, Anne K. Rasmussen

Anne Rasmussen

The synthesizer is ubiquitous on the Arab–American musical scene. Heard at every party, and on every recording, the synthesizer sings the lingua franca of international popular music. While the facade and the body of the synthesizer consist of neutral, slick, black plastic and metal technology, the soul of the instrument, when played by Arab–American musicians, is capable of a completely indigenous, if synthetic, musical idiom. In this article I draw on my experience of six performers of the Arabic ‘org’, commonly known today as ‘keyboards’, to present a sketch of a modern musical tradition.


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