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The Art Of Incorporating Afro-Latin Rhythms In Modern Jazz: In The Style Of Maria Schneider, Kristen Janelle 2021 Belmont University

The Art Of Incorporating Afro-Latin Rhythms In Modern Jazz: In The Style Of Maria Schneider, Kristen Janelle

Composition/Recording Projects

This thesis explores how Afro-Latin rhythms came into use in modern jazz, specifically in the work of Maria Schneider and the author. Several Afro-Latin genres are explained theoretically and historically.


A Feminist History Of The Roland Mc-505, Cameron Davis 2021 Pepperdine University

A Feminist History Of The Roland Mc-505, Cameron Davis

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

A Feminist History of the Roland MC-505

Abstract

Roland’s MC 505 is a small portable music production instrument also known as agroovebox that functions as a programmable sixty-four note polyphonic synthesizer and drummachine with twenty-six interchangeable drum kits to use in various combinations. (1) The groovebox is equipped for both audio recording and live performance, both of which are analyzed in this research. The machine has many innovative elements that have carried over into modern music technology as well as some limitations that have since been left behind. This study acts as a historical evaluation of the growth and ...


Waves Of Lament, Kennedy Kimber-Johnson 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Waves Of Lament, Kennedy Kimber-Johnson

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Waves of Lament is a five movement cycle for solo organ with a duration of 23 minutes. This cycle is a reflection of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its five movements, this work aims to depict the different chapters of life during a global pandemic. Waves of Lament, utilizes the sounds of the organ to explore various extra-musical themes from the pandemic. The first movement explores panic and anxiety, the second looks at isolation, and the third movement explores themes of rest and reflection. The fourth movements deals with the massive amount of loss we have all experienced throughout the COVID-19 ...


Coloquio Entre Dos Perros, Comic Chamber Opera In Nine Scenes, Sandra Rocio Fuya-Duenas 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Coloquio Entre Dos Perros, Comic Chamber Opera In Nine Scenes, Sandra Rocio Fuya-Duenas

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Coloquio entre dos Perros (Dialogue between two Dogs) is a comic chamber opera for four solo voices (one mezzo-soprano, one tenor and two baritones) and mixed ensemble (oboe, viola, guitar and percussion). The libretto, written in modern American Spanish, is based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra entitled Coloquio que pasó entre Cipión y Berganza, perros del Hospital de la Resurrección, que está en la ciudad de Valladolid fuera de la puerta del campo, a quien comúnmente llaman los perros de Mahudes. The opera is divided into nine scenes, which relate the stories from the life of Berganza ...


"When I Wore A Younger Man's Clothes": The Nostalgia Topic In The Music Of Billy Joel, Kendall Waters 2021 James Madison University

"When I Wore A Younger Man's Clothes": The Nostalgia Topic In The Music Of Billy Joel, Kendall Waters

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

My father and I often listened to Billy Joel together as I grew up, and I eventually formed nostalgic connections to Joel’s music. While music is well known as a conductor of nostalgia, this paper explores the idea that the nostalgia I feel while listening to specific songs in Joel’s catalog is not simply a result of the indexical connections I have built with these tracks. Rather, it is a result of a “nostalgia topic” in Joel’s work. This paper compares the soundtrack and select works from Joel’s catalog to reveal that there is no one ...


Obu Steel Drum Combo In An Outdoor Concert, OBU Steel Drums, Ryan C. Lewis 2021 Ouachita Baptist University

Obu Steel Drum Combo In An Outdoor Concert, Obu Steel Drums, Ryan C. Lewis

Concert Performances, Programs, and Posters

This is the promotional poster for the Outdoor Concert Series of the OBU Steel Drum Combo. The concerts were held on April 6 and April 15, 2021, at 5:00, at the OBU Amphitheatre. Ryan Lewis directed.


The Elements, Soren Andrew Allen 2021 Belmont University

The Elements, Soren Andrew Allen

Honors Theses

The Elements is a five-movement composition for wind ensemble inspired by the five classical elements: earth, water, fire, air, and aether. These elements were once thought by Plato to be made of small, indivisible solids which were later named the Platonic Solids: the cube, the icosahedron, the tetrahedron, the octahedron, and the dodecahedron, respectively. I utilized compositional techniques developed in the twentieth century to explore these elements and their connections to their solids.


What Is "Around Me" In 2020?, Hannah Heaton 2021 Mississippi University for Women

What Is "Around Me" In 2020?, Hannah Heaton

Undergraduate Research Conference

The title of my composition that I am using for this performance presentation is "Around Me." It is a solo violin work performed by Dr. Serena Scibelli, a music professor from the University of North Georgia, and composed by me, Hannah Heaton. Serena Scibelli requested if I could write a solo violin work for her upcoming album that would be a reminder of reflection through music during the 2020 Pandemic. I intend to take this work and show any listener how they can relate with my piece, “Around Me.”

"Around Me" is a relatively short work, but through use of ...


Obu Choral Worship Event, Ouachita Singers, Women's Chorus, MORE Gospel Choir, Concert Choir 2021 Ouachita Baptist University

Obu Choral Worship Event, Ouachita Singers, Women's Chorus, More Gospel Choir, Concert Choir

Concert Performances, Programs, and Posters

This is the promotional flyer for the OBU Choirs outdoor concert held on Friday, March 19, 2021, at 5 PM in front of Evans Student Center. All of the OBU Choirs (as well as student instrumentalists) joined together to lead a brief time of worship.


Advanced Technologies In Music Production And Collaboration, David Besonen 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Advanced Technologies In Music Production And Collaboration, David Besonen

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My Honors Senior Creative Project was to compose and produce a short album of original music alongside talented musicians here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as well as around the world.


Marshall University School Of Music Presents The Twelfth Annual Festival Of New Music, Mark Zanter 2021 Marshall University

Marshall University School Of Music Presents The Twelfth Annual Festival Of New Music, Mark Zanter

Festival/Concert Programs

Anthony Almendaréz, Alumni composer

Shelby Ard, Alumni composer

Dalton Carney, MU student composer

Alli Feamster, MU student composer

Jarohn Grandstaff, Alumni composer

Esin Gündüz, Alumni composer

Mark Haas, Alumi composer

Lily Lauffer, MU student composer

Zack Merritt, Alumni composer

Sean Price, Alumni composer

Rodrigo Teodoro, MU student composer

John Shuff, MU student composer

James Stamm, Alumni composer

Eli Wisen, MU student composer

Mark Zanter, Festival Host, Marshall University


The 23rd Annual Mary Shambarger Art Song Competition, Division of Music 2021 Ouachita Baptist University

The 23rd Annual Mary Shambarger Art Song Competition, Division Of Music

Concert Performances, Programs, and Posters

This is the program for the 23rd annual Mary Shambarger Art Song Competition, held on February 23, 2021, in the McBeth Recital Hall.


Getting Started With Electronic Music: An Open Course In Music Technology, Robert Willey 2021 Ball State University

Getting Started With Electronic Music: An Open Course In Music Technology, Robert Willey

Journal of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction

The curriculum for a music technology course is presented that is divided into four areas: digital audio sound manipulation, MIDI arranging and sequencing, online notation, and music videos. The course material is open to the public online and the skills that are developed while working through it can be of use to most music majors and to many of their professors in their work making music and teaching.

The class is activity-based and taught in a flipped classroom with minimal lecturing. Students study the online material and come to class prepared to work through the tutorials during supervised lab sessions ...


Amour Symphony Thesis, Vanessa C. Williams 2021 Louisiana State University

Amour Symphony Thesis, Vanessa C. Williams

LSU Master's Theses

The word Amour means love. Amour Symphony represents God's love to me. Each movement represents growing up as a Christian under the Love of God. Amour Symphony is a four movement symphony for full orchestra. Each movement follows the traditional movements of a symphony. Movement I is Sonata Form. Movement II is Theme and Variation Form. Movement III is Minuet and Trio Form. Movement IV is Sonata Form.


01 Traditional Songs Introduction, William Donner 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

01 Traditional Songs Introduction, William Donner

Sikaiana Traditional Songs

This is an introduction to Sikaiana songs. It includes a discussion of the social cultural context of song composition and singing. There is a discussion of the different features of song production and a list of different song genres. Most of the discussion is concerned with traditional song expression that are part of derived form changes associated with colonialism and modernization.


The G7 Suite: Score And Analysis, Joseph C. Dunn 2021 University of Kentucky

The G7 Suite: Score And Analysis, Joseph C. Dunn

Theses and Dissertations--Music

The G7 Suite is a multi-movement chamber work that combines elements of European Art Music, Indigenous Music from Latin America, and various representations of American music. The melodic material is derived from the national anthems of the Great Seven nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each melody is re-set to new music genres and aligns itself to the rules and expectations within each idiom. This compilation is more than a series of arrangements or reharmonizations of the anthems; these are new compositions based on melodic elements from previous works.

This analysis of The ...


2020-2021 New Music Festival "A Global Harvest", Lisa Leonard, Lynn University Conservatory of Music 2021 Lynn University

2020-2021 New Music Festival "A Global Harvest", Lisa Leonard, Lynn University Conservatory Of Music

New Music Festival

Introduction from Professor Lisa Leonard, the festival director

Welcome to the 15th Annual New Music Festival at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music! For 14 seasons, we have been welcoming renowned composers to take residency at the Conservatory to directly work with our students preparing three main events: a concert of emerging composers featuring student composers and performers, a master class/lecture focused on the creative and practical issues of contemporary music, and a full program solely featuring the works of the guest composer, including the premiere of the annual commissioned work.

We were thrilled when John Harbison agreed to ...


Symphony Of Nature: "Fall", Davis Cooper 2021 The University of Akron

Symphony Of Nature: "Fall", Davis Cooper

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This honors project is for an analysis paper based on one movement of an original music composition by the author in the realm of environmental sound art. The movement, entitled “Fall” from the Symphony of Nature, consists of hundreds of individual audio recordings of specific animals (such as an American Crow, Carolina Ground Cricket, and Gray Catbird), groups of animals (such as a choir of Ground Crickets, a murder of crows, and so forth), or geophonic sounds (such as a light rain on dry leaves, a several-miles-distant thunderstorm, or mid-to-high range audio spectrum wind). The analysis paper includes the rationale ...


Exploring A Compositional Practice Through The Lens Of The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, Jie Hong Yang 2021 Edith Cowan University

Exploring A Compositional Practice Through The Lens Of The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, Jie Hong Yang

Theses : Honours

Asian music was an important influence upon some Western composers such as Claude Debussy, Giacomo Puccini, Maurice Ravel, Henry Cowell, Oliver Messiaen, John Cage and Lou Harrison. Since the 1960s, Australian composers such as Peter Sculthorpe, Anne Boyd, Richard Meale, and Julian Yu have similarly been influenced by music of Asia. In 2007, Chou Wen-chung wrote about today’s commercially oriented ‘world music’ environment, and addressed the need for Chinese composers to provide more meaningful contribution to the musical culture by writing music informed by knowledge drawn from their cultural heritage. As an Australian born Chinese composer, this exegesis was ...


Theoretical And Compositional Analysis Of Select Metal Works, Jacob Bird 2021 The University of Akron

Theoretical And Compositional Analysis Of Select Metal Works, Jacob Bird

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This paper is a comprehensive essay on the history, form, and compositional techniques of Extreme Metal music. Within Extreme Metal this paper will cover three sub-genres using compositions by Burzum, Death, and Gojira. This paper is meant to show a link between the compositional techniques used in Western Classical music and Extreme Metal through analysis of form, harmony, and tonality/modality. The scope of this paper primarily focuses on the popular music form verse/chorus which is compared to a variety of Western Classical music forms. The goal is to promote future research into the Extreme Metal style and other ...


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