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The Partimento Tradition In The Shadow Of Enlightenment Thought, Deborah Longenecker Apr 2017

The Partimento Tradition In The Shadow Of Enlightenment Thought, Deborah Longenecker

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

This presentation investigates the relationship between partimento pedagogy and Rameau’s music theories as influenced by Enlightenment thought. Current research on partimento has revealed its importance in Neapolitan music schools of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Along with counterpoint, partimento was a core subject in the study of composition in the Neapolitan schools; however, as pedagogy and theory began to be influenced by Enlightenment ideals such as the scientific method or a preference for clear systemization, the partimento tradition began to wane. In this presentation, I examine Rameau’s music theory as an example of Enlightenment thought in music, juxtaposing ...


The Doctrine Of Affections In Music: Where Art Meets Reason, Sharri K. Hall Apr 2017

The Doctrine Of Affections In Music: Where Art Meets Reason, Sharri K. Hall

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The Doctrine of Affections was a widespread understanding of music and musicality during the Baroque era. The Doctrine was a result of the philosophy of reason and science as it coincides with music. It aimed to reconcile what man knew about science and the human body, and what man thought he knew about music. It was a reconciliation of practical musicianship and theoretical music which had begun to rise in the time. Though it is generally understood as being apart from Enlightenment thinking, the Doctrine is a result of Enlightenment-style philosophy. As the Enlightenment sought to explain why things occurred ...


The Makings Of An Ep: From Silence To Portable Sounds, Emily Ream Apr 2017

The Makings Of An Ep: From Silence To Portable Sounds, Emily Ream

Senior Honors Theses

The creation of an EP is a process that requires skills in multiple areas. Once, creating an EP was only available to those who garnered resources and support from a record label. However, an increasing number of aspiring musicians are writing, recording, and making their music available for download or purchase without the assistance of a record label. Doing this successfully and excellently requires application of knowledge in areas such as literature, theology (for Christian artists), music theory, music technology, and marketing. This thesis will describe one process used to turn inspiration into a tangible product that one can purchase ...


Network: Audio Sculpted Through Alliance, Damien Shane Moffitt Jan 2016

Network: Audio Sculpted Through Alliance, Damien Shane Moffitt

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Network is a compilation of my work, collected from some of my collaborations where I represent the diversity and chaos of my musical career.

In the first half of this double album I explore drumming along to a dear friend’s (Leach) music, trying to add a little bit more of a live flavor. What made this more of a challenge was that I would not be able to record with an actual drum set that semester. I had to improvise and set up an electronic drum kit inside of a friend’s house. Jack Moulton was that friend. He ...


Project Llama: Making A Cappella Arranging Easier, Jason Lu Jun 2015

Project Llama: Making A Cappella Arranging Easier, Jason Lu

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

This project was intended to improve the current state of a cappella arranging. It explains the problems with current tools and explores other options.


Syntagma Musicum Ii: De Organographia, Parts Iii – V With Index, Michael Praetorius, Quentin Faulkner Trans. & Ed. Aug 2014

Syntagma Musicum Ii: De Organographia, Parts Iii – V With Index, Michael Praetorius, Quentin Faulkner Trans. & Ed.

Zea E-Books

Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) achieved distinction as a practicing musician: as organist and Kapellmeister at Wolfenbüttel, Dresden and Magdeburg, and (in his later years) by incessant travel to fulfill commissions at various central German courts. Amid his travels Praetorius found time to publish an impressive series of collections of musical compositions, in all more than a thousand works. Praetorius’s three-volume Syntagma musicum (Musical Encyclopedia) belongs to the last years of his life. Volume I, Musicae artis analecta (1614/15, in Latin), treats principles and practices of religious music, from a decidedly Lutheran perspective. Volume II, De organographia (1619, in ...


Gesture-Sensing Technology For The Bow: A Relevant And Accessible Digital Interface For String Instruments, Zachary Boyt Aug 2014

Gesture-Sensing Technology For The Bow: A Relevant And Accessible Digital Interface For String Instruments, Zachary Boyt

Master's Theses

Technological advances in powerful, miniaturized electronics have created a growing potential to continue the evolution of string instruments through an accessible digital interface. Although many new types of instruments and controllers have explored this goal, gesture-sensing technology, when paired with the expressive nature of the bow, has provided the most eligible solution towards bridging technology and tradition. Through a selective showcase of technical development, artistic application, and future possibilities, this thesis traces the evolution of gesturesensing bow technology as an accessible digital interface in string instrument performance.


Problem-Solving Pedagogy: A Foundation For Restructuring, Updating, And Improving Undergraduate Theory And Musicianship Curricula, Michael T. Simonelli Jan 2014

Problem-Solving Pedagogy: A Foundation For Restructuring, Updating, And Improving Undergraduate Theory And Musicianship Curricula, Michael T. Simonelli

Masters Theses

The goal of this thesis is to provide the ideological and practical foundation for an improved approach to undergraduate theory and musicianship pedagogy. I will discuss the structure of conventional theory programs and explore problems inherent to traditional curriculum design. Problem-solving pedagogy, an approach rooted in creative composition and improvisation, will be presented as a complement to traditional theory pedagogy. Balancing problem-solving pedagogy with a more traditional pedagogical approach will provide a practical foundation for improving undergraduate theory and musicianship curricula.


Conductor's Guide To Mark Camphouse's "To Build A Fire", Amanda L. Kastner Apr 2009

Conductor's Guide To Mark Camphouse's "To Build A Fire", Amanda L. Kastner

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis is a guide to understanding and performing Mark Camphouse’s composition, To Build A Fire. The thesis includes a biography of Jack London and a literary analysis of London’s short story “To Build A Fire,” upon which the composition is based. Musical analysis of the Camphouse composition, rehearsal considerations, and performance considerations are also discussed. The literary analysis provides background for the composition and a starting platform for the musical analysis. The musical analysis parallels the composition with the short story. This analysis also provides some technical considerations of the instrumental parts. The rehearsal considerations include a ...


The Historical Development Of The Modern Worship Song, Travis Doucette Dec 2008

The Historical Development Of The Modern Worship Song, Travis Doucette

Senior Honors Theses

For centuries, followers of Christ have used music as a channel of communicating their love and adoration towards their Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ. In fact, the use of music with God’s people is encouraged throughout the pages of Scripture. In the Old Testament, the psalmist writes, “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy.” In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to the Ephesians, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” Throughout Christian history, wherever there has been renewal, revival and restoration, fresh songs of praise and worship have followed ...


Frankenstein: Man Or Monster?, Leigh P. Mackintosh Jan 2007

Frankenstein: Man Or Monster?, Leigh P. Mackintosh

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Since its first publication in 1818, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein has left a lasting impression upon the world speaking to a multitude of audiences including artists, scientists, philosophers, and society as a whole. Considering the impact of Frankenstein through its evolution as a cultural myth in various plays and films, this thesis will provide a way to gauge the relevance of Shelley’s story as an adaptation. Only by knowing what has been done in the past and how the materials have been used by other playwrights and screenwriters can one understand how to handle them as an original ...


News From Cart, Deborah Nemko Jun 2004

News From Cart, Deborah Nemko

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


89th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music Jun 1984

89th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 89th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1984 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 20, 1984


88th Annual Convocation, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music Jun 1983

88th Annual Convocation, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music

Commencement Programs

Program for the Sherwood Music School 88th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1983


87th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1982

87th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 87th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 4, 1982 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 23, 1982


86th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School May 1981

86th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 86th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on May 29, 1981 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 3, 1981


85th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1980

85th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 85th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1980 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 18, 1980


84th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1979

84th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 84th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 1, 1979 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 20, 1979


83rd Annual Convocation, Sherwood Music School Jun 1978

83rd Annual Convocation, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Program for the Sherwood Music School 83rd Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 2, 1978


82nd Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1977

82nd Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 82nd Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1977 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 20, 1977


81st Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1976

81st Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 81st Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 8, 1976 and the Annual Spring Concert on June 3, 1976


80th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1975

80th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 80th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 11, 1975 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 28, 1975


Violin Course: Grade 8, Lessons And Tests, Sherwood Music School Jan 1946

Violin Course: Grade 8, Lessons And Tests, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade 8, Graduate B: Lessons and Tests, number 141 through 160


Violin Course: Grade 7, Lessons And Tests, Sherwood Music School Jan 1946

Violin Course: Grade 7, Lessons And Tests, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade 7, Graduate A: Lessons and Tests, number 121 through 140


Violin Course: Grade 8, Compositions, Sherwood Music School Jan 1941

Violin Course: Grade 8, Compositions, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade 8, Graduate B: Compositions, number 801 through 860


Violin Course: Grade 5, Exercises, Sherwood Music School Jan 1939

Violin Course: Grade 5, Exercises, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade 5, Advanced A: Exercises, number 501 through 556


Violin Course: Grade 6, Lessons And Tests, Sherwood Music School Jan 1939

Violin Course: Grade 6, Lessons And Tests, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade 6, Advanced B: Lessons and Tests, number 101 through 120


Violin Course: Grade 8, Studies, Sherwood Music School Jan 1939

Violin Course: Grade 8, Studies, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade 8, Graduate B: Studies, number 801 through 870


Violin Course: Grade 6, Exercises, Sherwood Music School Jan 1939

Violin Course: Grade 6, Exercises, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade , Advanced B: Exercises, number 601 through 656


Violin Course: Grade 7, Exercises, Sherwood Music School Jan 1939

Violin Course: Grade 7, Exercises, Sherwood Music School

Violin Courses

A Lesson Book for the Violin Courses administered by the Sherwood Music School's Extension Division.
Grade 7, Graduate A: Exercises, number 701 through 753