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Harold Jones; Interpretation Of Big Band Swing Drumming, Danny Gottlieb Mar 2019

Harold Jones; Interpretation Of Big Band Swing Drumming, Danny Gottlieb

Showcase of Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity

Multiple Grammy Award winning drummer Harold Jones is one of the greatest drummers in Jazz History. He has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Natalie Cole and many more. This volume work is akin depth study of Harold's drumming with the Count Basie Orchestra, of which he was a member from 1968 through 1972.


The Challenges And Limitations Of Adapting Mozart's Così Fan Tutte For A Small University Setting, Christopher Lovely Dec 2018

The Challenges And Limitations Of Adapting Mozart's Così Fan Tutte For A Small University Setting, Christopher Lovely

Dissertations

In this dissertation, challenges and limitations related to presenting Così fan tutte within a small university setting are conveyed, as well as offering innovative ideas to create a manageable presentation. I recall my personal experience as Korepititor/Vocal Coach for The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2014 production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. This document presents topics on the various workings of an opera production: pre-rehearsal preparation, language issues, rehearsal preparation, selection of singers, and production issues. It offers practical solutions to overcome various challenges a small university may encounter. Smaller university opera programs were surveyed regarding their adaptations ...


From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, Katie Victoria Burnopp Apr 2018

From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, Katie Victoria Burnopp

Student Scholar Showcase

Known as the ‘King of Swing’, clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman (1909-1986) threatened the Nazi cause during WWII. With intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to investigate swing music during World War II. The particular problems of this study were to: (1) identify how the swing music of Benny Goodman (1909-1986) influenced adolescents in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Germany; (2) explore the Nazi party view on ‘swing’ music of the era; (3) examine how the music of Charlie and his Orchestra became used as a tool for Nazi propaganda; and ...


Natural Singing: A Guide For Using The Alexander Technique To Teach Voice, Paige Sentianin Apr 2018

Natural Singing: A Guide For Using The Alexander Technique To Teach Voice, Paige Sentianin

Voice and Opera Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis discusses various ways in which voice teachers can use principles of the Alexander Technique to help students sing with more freedom and efficiency. I first define these principles, and then explain their applications to singing. By examining several published sources and conducting interviews with teachers of both the Alexander Technique and voice, I have compiled practical advice and exercises together into a guide for those who study the art of singing. This research not only helps with efficient singing, but also dispels misconceptions of kinesthetic awareness and body use in relation to vocal pedagogy. The goal of this ...


A Comparison Of Traditional American, German And French Oboe Reeds, Nicole Evans Jan 2018

A Comparison Of Traditional American, German And French Oboe Reeds, Nicole Evans

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

Abstract not available.


At The Center Of Things: How An Academic Library Built A Bridge Between Art And Science On Campus, Michelle Catalano, Catherine Essinger, Suzanne Ferimer, Stephanie Lewin-Lane, Porcia Vaughn Jul 2017

At The Center Of Things: How An Academic Library Built A Bridge Between Art And Science On Campus, Michelle Catalano, Catherine Essinger, Suzanne Ferimer, Stephanie Lewin-Lane, Porcia Vaughn

Collaborative Librarianship

The University of Houston Libraries sponsored an interdisciplinary event for students, faculty, and the public, titled the Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair. Aspiring and working artists were instructed in how to maintain good health and to avoid overstressing their bodies as they practice their art. Scholars presented both historical and trending perspectives on the intersection of art and health science. The event was held in order to facilitate learning in two key research areas and to demonstrate the library's ability to bridge disparate disciplines and forge new partnerships with multiple academic units simultaneously. This article presents ...


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 ...


A Blend Of Traditions: The Lute’S Influence On Seventeenth-Century Harpsichord Repertoire, Audrey S. Rutt Mar 2017

A Blend Of Traditions: The Lute’S Influence On Seventeenth-Century Harpsichord Repertoire, Audrey S. Rutt

Musical Offerings

The close relationship between the harpsichord and lute traditions is commonly claimed but rarely elaborated upon, and many experts disagree on the manner in and extent to which the two are related. Often, texts covering the early harpsichord literature will limit discussion of the lute’s influence to a brief mention of the style brisé, if the important connection between the two traditions is even mentioned all. The lute’s impact on the harpsichordists of the seventeenth century is not a facet that can be ignored; rather, an understanding of the lute tradition is essential to an understanding of the ...


Duende: Four Preludes For Symphonic Wind Ensemble By Luis Serrano Alarcón: Conductor’S Guide, Spanish Historical Background And Influence, Kenneth Javier Iyescas Jan 2017

Duende: Four Preludes For Symphonic Wind Ensemble By Luis Serrano Alarcón: Conductor’S Guide, Spanish Historical Background And Influence, Kenneth Javier Iyescas

Theses and Dissertations--Music

Luis Serrano Alarcón is one of the most important and relevant composers of our time. He is sought after as a composer, lecturer, and conductor throughout the world. His works have been performed in over 30 countries worldwide by some of the leading musical ensembles in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as being highly decorated by winning many prestigious composition contests including the International Band Competition Contest of Corciano, Italy.

Born in Valencia, Spain, Alarcón is relatively self-taught in composition, which is a testament to his natural-born gift for composition. His compositional output ranges from the traditional ...


A Reception History And Conductor’S Guide To William Grant Still’S ...And They Lynched Him On A Tree, Harlan Zackery Jr. May 2016

A Reception History And Conductor’S Guide To William Grant Still’S ...And They Lynched Him On A Tree, Harlan Zackery Jr.

Dissertations

William Grant Still’s lynching drama …And They Lynched Him on a Tree is a rarely performed work for white choir, black choir, contralto soloist, narrator and orchestra. The title and subject matter of the work have been significant hurdles for many conductors who have considered the piece for performance. Additionally, the piece exists in several editions, and among each edition there are inconsistencies in terms of scoring and text, further making the piece difficult to program. Further, the piece, published as a choral ballad, is often labeled as a cantata, oratorio, ballad or play. It is true that the ...


Cello Technique: A Result Of Cello Construction And Its Effect On Virtuosic Playing In The Works Of Dvořák And Pärt, Mineo P. Yasutake Mr. Apr 2016

Cello Technique: A Result Of Cello Construction And Its Effect On Virtuosic Playing In The Works Of Dvořák And Pärt, Mineo P. Yasutake Mr.

Music: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Coursing With Coils: The Only Orchestral Instrument Harder Than The French Horn, Sarah R. Plumley Apr 2016

Coursing With Coils: The Only Orchestral Instrument Harder Than The French Horn, Sarah R. Plumley

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Playing the horn has become not only more sophisticated and accurate, but simpler and more efficient for the horn player than what it was three hundred years ago. The natural horn, used in a variety ways in early history, demanded an incredible level of skill and precision, more than our valved horn today in some ways because it required a more accurate ear, more embouchure dexterity, and the necessity of wrangling crooks for different keys. Thus, it required many practiced skills of the player that are no longer as necessary as they once were. This paper discusses each of these ...


The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of music and dance in African life and how it is intertwined with the culture. The author investigates many styles, elements and ngomas to show how they are used in daily life from the womb to the grave.

Music and other art forms are an inseparable part of African life and are culminated into everyday activities. Instrumental, singing and dance are art forms embedded in the diverse cultures of African peoples and their traditions, beliefs, values, religions and artistic expression.

According to the author, traditional arts practices can contribute to creativity, perception and understanding of ...


Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), Dan Rager Dec 2015

Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Full piano score to Robert Schumann’s "Novellette in F Major", Op. 21 no. 1. Find complete analysis of it in "Part 1".


The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, Julie Elizabeth Brinkman Dec 2015

The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, Julie Elizabeth Brinkman

Honors College

This thesis reflects upon a director’s experience while directing her first production: Sticky Notes and Bible Quotes: Godly Answers for Sticky Situations by Dennis and Nan Allen. This children’s musical was produced in cooperation with Wylie United Methodist Church of Abilene, TX. Over forty children, with the help of ten adult volunteers, shared the importance of memorizing scripture and looking to God’s Word in times of trouble through song, skits, and the recitation of scripture. While reflecting upon the production process after each rehearsal, the director makes connections between her experiences as director, the content of her ...


Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves Oct 2015

Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Júlio Ribeiro Alves

My motivation for writing this book grew from my desire to better understand the people and the music heritage of West Virginia and to share the findings of my experience, with the guitar community, in the form of guitar ensemble arrangements.


Born To Conquer: The Fortepiano’S Revolution Of Keyboard Technique And Style, Rachel A. Lowrance Jun 2014

Born To Conquer: The Fortepiano’S Revolution Of Keyboard Technique And Style, Rachel A. Lowrance

Musical Offerings

The fortepiano had a rough beginning. In 1709 it entered a world that was not quite ready for it; a world that was very comfortable with the earlier keyboard instruments, especially the harpsichord. Pianists and composers were used to the harpsichord technique and style, which is drastically different from the piano. This is because the harpsichord was actually a very different instrument than the piano, as is explained in this paper. This paper traces the history of the piano's rise to dominance over the harpsichord, and how its unique hammer action began creating an idiomatic piano style. The piano ...


A Composed Space, Adam S. Hogan May 2014

A Composed Space, Adam S. Hogan

Graduate School of Art Theses

My practice is invested in expanding our conscious scope—revealing phenomena and observations, and presenting the information to the viewer through auxiliary channels. Using the language of minimalism, cinema, and abstraction I create technologically sophisticated systems to produce spaces of contemplation (a meditative space challenging the ephemeral relationships between our sensorial perceptions, space, and time).

Material, space, and technology become instruments for composition manifesting as silent experimental cinema (created and controlled sonically). My work seeks to illuminate our conscious scope through the succession of frames.


Folk/Traditional Music Of West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves Dec 2013

Folk/Traditional Music Of West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Music Faculty Research

My motivation for writing this book grew from my desire to better understand the people and the music heritage of West Virginia and to share the findings of my experience, with the guitar community, in the form of guitar ensemble arrangements.


"Ekene Maria" By Nnamdi Azikiwe University Chapel Choir, Quintina Carter-Enyi, Aaron Carter-Enyi Oct 2013

"Ekene Maria" By Nnamdi Azikiwe University Chapel Choir, Quintina Carter-Enyi, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

The Forum for Inculturation of Liturgical Music (FILM) is a biennial competition held at universities in Nigeria. The 2013 competition included this performance by Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Chapel Choir, of a composition by Dominic Igwe.


A Study Of Charles-Auguste De Beriot And His Contributions To The Violin, Leigh P. Mackintosh Feb 2007

A Study Of Charles-Auguste De Beriot And His Contributions To The Violin, Leigh P. Mackintosh

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

The purpose of this research was to gain information about Charles-Auguste de Beriot (1802-1870) and his contributions to the violin. The specific problems of the study were as follows: 1.) to identify what influenced the compositions of Charles-Auguste de Beriot; 2.) to outline important developments in his writing that contributed to violin technique and Romanticism; and 3.) to analyze Concerto IX in A minor for Violin, Op. 104 in terms of melody, harmony, tonality, texture, and form. The intention of this research is to investigate Beriot’s compositions for violin and examines the Romantic aspects that appear in his Concerto ...


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 ...


Charles Nicholson – The Forgotten Flutist, Wendell Dobbs Jan 1984

Charles Nicholson – The Forgotten Flutist, Wendell Dobbs

Music Faculty Research

The recent fascination for the flutist-composers of the 19th century has brought to life much music by flute virtuosos such as Tulou, Demersseman, Boehm, Genin, and others. To this time, however, the colorful artistry of Charles Nicholson has been overlooked. His brief career, spanning but two decades, brought the flute to the forefront as a solo instrument in England and propagated numerous fantasies, variation, methods, and other works for flute. Indeed, his contributions as flute virtuoso and flute manufacturer have made an indelible mark on the history and development of the instrument. In the London of the 1820's and ...


Volume 75, Number 05 (May-June 1957), Guy Mccoy May 1957

Volume 75, Number 05 (May-June 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Josef Hofmann, 1876-1957

Igor Stravinsky, Approaching his 75th Birthday, is Truly a Colossus of Modern Music

Music in the High School Gym

Good Vocal Habits (interview with Renata Tebaldi)

What Power Professional Criticism

Thalberg's Erard: A Discovery

An Intriguing Account of the Various Operational Details Requiring Careful Attention . . . Behind the Opera Curtain

Books on American Music: A Selected Bibliography

Music in the Schools

Choral Potential From the Baroque Era

Music to Link Mankind: The Story of the Formation of an Important Body Having to Do with International Relations


Volume 75, Number 04 (April 1957), Guy Mccoy Apr 1957

Volume 75, Number 04 (April 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Folk Music and Art Music

Playing with Orchestra (interview with Alec Templeton)

Community Solves its Music Crisis: The Inspiring Story of The Bronx Symphony

Orchestra Genius Lies in the Individual

Miniature Opera from Salzburg

Kostelanetz on Conducting, Conductors and Batons

Drama in Song: A Discussion of the Importance of Clear Enunciation on the Part of Singers

A Glimpse of the Inner Workings of One of the Largest Summer Music Camps is Gained from These Day to Day Entries . . . From the Music Camp Office

Henry Cowell—Musician and Citizen, Part 3

Richard Rodgers on Current Trends in Popular Music


Volume 75, Number 03 (March 1957), Guy Mccoy Mar 1957

Volume 75, Number 03 (March 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Hail and Farewell to The Grand Old Man of Music Confusion

Confounded: An Objective Explanation of Some Frequently Perplexing Musical Terms

Singing Must be Natural (interview with Victoria de los Angeles)

Music's Part in Social Integration

Mariachis of Mexico

Henry Cowell—Musician and Citizen, Part 2

Music in the Schools High School Symphony Orchestra . . . How It Is Made

New Studio


Volume 75, Number 02 (February 1957), Guy Mccoy Feb 1957

Volume 75, Number 02 (February 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

International Aspect of Folk Music

Candlelight Concerts in Colonial Williamsburg

Don't Shy Away From Adult Beginners

Singing on Television (interview with Lois Hunt) Impressions of Musical Education in the United States

Henry Cowell—Musician and Citizen Shape Notes, New England Music and White Spirituals, Part 2

We Can Co-operate

Staccatos for the Sightless New Vistas in Music Programming for Radio


Volume 75, Number 01 (January 1957), Guy Mccoy Jan 1957

Volume 75, Number 01 (January 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Philadelphia's Academy of Music . . . One Hundredth Anniversary

Story of Roy Harris—American Composers, Part 2

Some Impressions of Music Education in Japan

Louis Moreau Gottschalk—First American Concert-Pianist

Shape Notes, New England Music and White Spirituals

Approach to Chopin's Etudes (interview with Ruth Slenczynska)

Music in the Schools

Madrigal Group is Fun Composer, Conductor, Comedian . . . That's Jackie Gleason

American School Music: An Assessment


Volume 74, Number 10 (December 1956), Guy Mccoy Dec 1956

Volume 74, Number 10 (December 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Obituary - Guy Maier (1890-1956)

Béla Bartók and Hungarian Folk Music

Story of Roy Harris—American Composer

Cradle of Music: A Brief Visit to One of the Most Interesting of Old-World Music Publishing Houses

Some Basic Issues in Music Education

Operas of Hugo Weisgall


Volume 74, Number 09 (November 1956), Guy Mccoy Nov 1956

Volume 74, Number 09 (November 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Carl Orff's Musical Theatre

World Ballad of Bady Doe

Responsibility of Music Education to Music—A Reply

Opera for all America: Chandler Cowles, General Manager of NBC Opera Company, Outlines His Ideas Concerning the Project