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Designing And Production Of Original Jewelry And Micro-Sculpture, Dick W. Chandlee Nov 1970

Designing And Production Of Original Jewelry And Micro-Sculpture, Dick W. Chandlee

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this study to create a series of original pieces of jewelry and micro-sculpture employing new ideas with traditional methods and techniques; (1) combining common gadgets of everyday use into unusual surroundings in order to create a piece of jewelry; and (2) applying new concepts in the manufacturing of jewelry by means of experimental castings.


United States-Russian Relations, March Through November 1917: A Study Of Misunderstanding, Robert N. Estes Sep 1970

United States-Russian Relations, March Through November 1917: A Study Of Misunderstanding, Robert N. Estes

All Master's Theses

This paper will study the relationship between the newly established Russian Provisional Government and the United States, March through November of 1917. The purpose of this study is to describe the diplomatic relations between the two governments and to illuminate the shortcomings of the United States in these relations.


A Study Of The Influence Of The Lyrical Prose Novels Of Virginia Woolf And Hermann Hesse On The Creative Process In Intaglio Printmaking, Kathleen Heather Embree Jul 1970

A Study Of The Influence Of The Lyrical Prose Novels Of Virginia Woolf And Hermann Hesse On The Creative Process In Intaglio Printmaking, Kathleen Heather Embree

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to emphasize the complementary union between literature and the visual arts; (2) to limit the exploration to those specific lyrical prose writers: Hermann Hesse and Virginia Woolf; (3) to create prints utilizing the novel as a source of image-gathering but which do not retain this identity in the finished work; (4) I to experiment with the division of the plates, as well as cutouts for the effect of creating spatial illusion or imaginary space.


Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb Jul 1970

Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb

All Master's Theses

The problem concerned in this paper is to establish the extent to which ensembles are used as a teaching method in music departments of the high schools of the first-class school districts of Washington State.


The Preparation Of A Graduate Eb Alto Saxophone Recital, Thomas G. Barber Jul 1970

The Preparation Of A Graduate Eb Alto Saxophone Recital, Thomas G. Barber

All Master's Theses

For years there has been a controversy about whether a person must be a good performer to be a good teacher. It is the writer's hypothesis that the musicianship developed in becoming a better performer will help one to become a better teacher.


Characteristics Of Style In The Song Cycle Don Quichotte À DulcinéE, Bruce Gyger Dodge Jul 1970

Characteristics Of Style In The Song Cycle Don Quichotte À DulcinéE, Bruce Gyger Dodge

All Master's Theses

As Don Quichotte à Dulcinée is representative of contemporary vocal literature, an investigation into its style characteristics would seem to have value. Through the performance of the song cycle this writer has come to appreciate and recognize that an understanding of French and the style characteristics of this composer are necessary for an artistic rendition.


Sculptural Furniture, Gary Galbraith Jul 1970

Sculptural Furniture, Gary Galbraith

All Master's Theses

The artist should employ his sense of playful experimentation that requires the re-investigation of old manners and styles. I have attempted to apply the imagination of my senses to the furniture object in order to satisfy other human needs aside from comfort. These artistic requirements remove the piece of furniture from the realm of neutrality and tastefulness and expect the viewer - user to experience visual communication.


The Continuance Of Romance In American Fiction, Oliver James Benham Dec 1969

The Continuance Of Romance In American Fiction, Oliver James Benham

All Master's Theses

Critics recognize an important tradition of American romance in the nineteenth century, yet they pay little if any serious attention to the continuing tradition of romance in the literature of this century.


An Experiment In Teaching Perfect Pitch With Programmed Learning, Harry Ross Nelson Aug 1969

An Experiment In Teaching Perfect Pitch With Programmed Learning, Harry Ross Nelson

All Master's Theses

Ten college students were subjects of an experiment dealing with the teaching of perfect pitch through programmed learning. The experiment was based on a similar study by Dr. Robert W. Lundin. An attempt was made to use equipment readily available in public schools, and to make the lessons as nearly self-teaching as possible.


The Influence Of Freemasonry On Some Of The Music Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lloyd Earl Mitchell Aug 1969

The Influence Of Freemasonry On Some Of The Music Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lloyd Earl Mitchell

All Master's Theses

There is considerable evidence to indicate that the Fraternity of Freemasonry exerted creative impulses to some of the music of Wolfgang Mozart, subsequent to 1784. This study shows that Mozart, by virtue of his membership in the Order, was sufficiently impressed with benevolences and spiritual teachings of Freemasonry to symbolically reflect the ritual of the Order in an artistic manner. To support this contention a review of Freemasonry in the Eighteenth Century, an analysis of Mozart's association with Masonry, an inquiry into the relation of Freemasonry and the existing religious order, and an overview of Mozart's Masonic compositions ...


An Original Composition For Symphonic Wind Ensemble In Contemporary Style, Patrick Ellis Thompson Aug 1969

An Original Composition For Symphonic Wind Ensemble In Contemporary Style, Patrick Ellis Thompson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the composition, Overture for Symphonic Winds, is to contribute to the list of works designed exclusively for wind ensemble performance.


An Original Composition For Band “Suite For Band”, Bill R. Love Aug 1969

An Original Composition For Band “Suite For Band”, Bill R. Love

All Master's Theses

The writer's contemporary work seeks to contribute to the growing repertoire of original band music. The technique, range, intonation, and rhythm problems of average high school musicians are taken into special consideration. It could easily serve as an introductory piece to performers unfamiliar with the contemporary idiom. Although performance difficulties are kept to a minimum, "Suite for Band" should prove musically challenging and worthwhile to both high school and college bands.


The Use And Effectiveness Of 8mm Single Concept Films For The Teaching Of Art In The Elementary Grades, Peter Summerill Aug 1969

The Use And Effectiveness Of 8mm Single Concept Films For The Teaching Of Art In The Elementary Grades, Peter Summerill

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to explore the educational value of the single concept 8rnm cartridge loop idea; (2) to investigate the possibilities or problems in the production of 8mm films by the classroom teacher; and (3) to produce three single concept films under a variety of conditions.


An Organization Of Violin Technique Based On Proficiency Levels For The Clover Park School District, Richard P. Dawson Jul 1969

An Organization Of Violin Technique Based On Proficiency Levels For The Clover Park School District, Richard P. Dawson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is (1) to explore the sequence of learning those techniques necessary to achieve mastery of the violin, and, (2) to structure the sequence into levels of proficiency.


The Use Of Automatism In Mixed Media Watercolor Painting, Russell A. Hepler Jul 1969

The Use Of Automatism In Mixed Media Watercolor Painting, Russell A. Hepler

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is (1) to investigate the principles of automatism, (2) to apply these principles and means in developing a series of original mixed-media watercolor paintings, and (3) to draw conclusions relevant to the process.


Towards A Theory Of Metaphor, Lee A. Farr Jul 1969

Towards A Theory Of Metaphor, Lee A. Farr

All Master's Theses

Achieving insight through the understanding of a metaphor is not a process of losing one's subjectivity, ego, or selfhood, but is the uniting of that subjectivity, ego, or selfhood with what was thought to be, without insight, an external object. It is an imaginative advancement to the realization that what was thought to be external to ourselves is now part of ourselves. Thus it is a dissolving of the subject-object dichotomy and a unification and fulfilling of ourselves with our environment. It increases not only our understanding of the interrelationships of what we perceive as real but also enlarges ...


Historical Development Of The Clarinet With Special Emphasis On Technique And The Resolving Of Technical Problems, Virgil M. Kocher Jun 1969

Historical Development Of The Clarinet With Special Emphasis On Technique And The Resolving Of Technical Problems, Virgil M. Kocher

All Master's Theses

This paper was written for the purpose of discovering how the clarinet developed into the important instrument it is today. There have been many changes and additions to the mechanism and also in tonal characteristics since the first two-keyed clarinet was invented. These changes were the result of an effort to extend the range of the instrument, improve its tone, and to meet the demands of the composers of the day.


Communication Of An Actor’S Mental Processes To An Audience, Earl Dee Torrey Jun 1969

Communication Of An Actor’S Mental Processes To An Audience, Earl Dee Torrey

All Master's Theses

It is held that the actor communicates his mental processes to the audience and that this silent communication is of a subtle nature.


A Brief History Of The Sonata With An Analysis And Comparison Of A Brahms’ And Hindemith’S Clarinet Sonata, Kenneth T. Aoki Aug 1968

A Brief History Of The Sonata With An Analysis And Comparison Of A Brahms’ And Hindemith’S Clarinet Sonata, Kenneth T. Aoki

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to: (1) trace a brief history of the sonata up to the Classical period; and (2) analyze and compare Brahms' Sonata (E-flat major) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2 to that of Hindemith's Sonate for Clarinet and Piano.


An Analysis Of The Styles Of C. Saint-Saëns And W. A. Mozart With Emphasis On Their Clarinet Compositions, Gerald Kenneth Steele Aug 1967

An Analysis Of The Styles Of C. Saint-Saëns And W. A. Mozart With Emphasis On Their Clarinet Compositions, Gerald Kenneth Steele

All Master's Theses

This paper has represented an effort by the writer to learn something about two major clarinet compositions and about their composers, and to provide for the readers of this paper a means of better understanding Wolfgang Mozart and Camille Saint-Saëns and their clarinet compositions. The study of these compositions has been in connection with the preparation for their performance in a Graduate Recital by the writer. The two composers studied in this project represent two periods of music history, two different styles of composition and two different personalities.


An Analysis Of “Little Bat” In The Opera Susannah, James William Dewey May 1967

An Analysis Of “Little Bat” In The Opera Susannah, James William Dewey

All Master's Theses

Using both a unique character development and an interweaving of the main motives found throughout the opera, Little Bat emerges as one of the prominent characters in the opera Susannah.