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The Singing Self: An Exploration Of Vocality And Selfhood In Contemporary Vocal Practice, Emily C. Eagen 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Singing Self: An Exploration Of Vocality And Selfhood In Contemporary Vocal Practice, Emily C. Eagen

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Every vocal training technique relies on understandings of how a singer’s “voice,” both literal and metaphorical, participates in the act of interpreting the works of composers. Western classical singing, as codified by the early twentieth century, typically puts the singer in the role of the “medium” or “channel” for the composer. Later twentieth-century reactions promised liberation from the composer’s “voice” with a validation of the singer’s “authentic” or “natural” voice. This dissertation questions both sides of this binary and asks: what alternative models are possible? This work is in three parts. The first section provides an overview ...


Teaching Choral Music Of The African Diaspora In The United States: Toward A “Living Black History”, H. Roz Woll 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Teaching Choral Music Of The African Diaspora In The United States: Toward A “Living Black History”, H. Roz Woll

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In higher education choral curricula, the opportunity to study the breathtakingly rich scope of music rooted in Africa and the African diaspora with rigor and depth is often marginalized, neglected, or missing. If studied, it may be framed in the context of “other music” in contrast to music of the Western European canon, creating an oppositional framework rather than an interdependent one. Moreover, opportunities to study the political economy of this music in relationship to race, class, gender, and religion are lacking. This has multiple ramifications for music students’ preparedness to engage in global habits of citizenship in support of ...


The Effects Of Improvisation In Beginning Musical Instruction On Music Literacy, Brandon Tyson 2021 The University of Akron

The Effects Of Improvisation In Beginning Musical Instruction On Music Literacy, Brandon Tyson

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Teaching is a skill that has many different techniques and strategies. Each instructional strategy is valid for giving the student the opportunity to learn. In the 1993 article “Improvisation is the Manifestation of Musical Thought,” Azzara states that improvisation is a spontaneous expression of musical concepts. Many have used improvisation to bring knowledge together and synthesize the content. Improvisation is a tool that can be utilized at any point in the educational process. Opportunities for improvisational play gives students personal experiences on leading to skill development in listening and performing of the skills. After a solid foundation of performance ability ...


Vocal Pedagogy And Using Healthy Technique To Sing, David Kovalsky 2021 The University of Akron

Vocal Pedagogy And Using Healthy Technique To Sing, David Kovalsky

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Systematic singing has been in existence since around the time of the ancient Greeks. In the Western tradition, a healthy, systematic, and beautiful approach to singing called bel canto developed around the 16th century and has been taught through time until today. In this work, the history of singing and the development of classical vocal pedagogy will be explored and compared briefly to modern contemporary commercial music (CCM) techniques. Specifically the belting technique will be touched upon briefly and the fundamentals of healthy singing technique will be mentioned. The work will be closed with a discussion of how modern voice ...


The Future In Their Imaginations: Music And Robotics School Holidays Program For School-Aged Children, Adam Manning, Amelia Bessenyei, Helen English 2020 University of Newcastle

The Future In Their Imaginations: Music And Robotics School Holidays Program For School-Aged Children, Adam Manning, Amelia Bessenyei, Helen English

The STEAM Journal

This report reflects on an exploratory STEAM workshop at the University of Newcastle, School of Creative Industries, Conservatorium of Music, Australia. Twenty-six middle school-aged students attended the two-day workshop. On the final day, students presented an immersive concert for parents and friends, showcasing creativity, innovation and teamwork. Interestingly, Lego robots were employed as a physical tool through which music-making students interacted with each other and built attributes of creative engagement. These attributes were measured via the Six C’s established by Bers comprising: (1) Collaboration; (2) Community Building; (3) Communication; (4) Content Creation; (5) Creativity; and (6) Choices of Conduct ...


Challenges, Experience And Efficiency Of Distance Education System Introduced In Uzbekistan’S State Conservatory During Pandemic, Munavara Abdullaeva, Shokhida Gafurova 2020 The state conservatory of Uzbekistan

Challenges, Experience And Efficiency Of Distance Education System Introduced In Uzbekistan’S State Conservatory During Pandemic, Munavara Abdullaeva, Shokhida Gafurova

Eurasian music science journal

The purpose of this paper is to outline the efficiency of distance education and consider the peculiarities of the implementation of distance education in the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. The study suggested relatively low level of satisfaction of online education by teachers and students of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, as well as with the quality of information and its absorption. A methodology was employed based on unstructured in-depth interviews with teachers and students, as well as on observation and survey. The article highlights general technical methodological and specific problems of the implementation of distance education and challenges associated with ...


Violin And Piano Pieces By Fattakh Nazarov In Concert-Performing And Educational-Pedagogical Practice, Adilhoca Azizov 2020 Bilkent University

Violin And Piano Pieces By Fattakh Nazarov In Concert-Performing And Educational-Pedagogical Practice, Adilhoca Azizov

Eurasian music science journal

This article examines pieces for violin and piano by the honored artist of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan, composer, conductor, professor Fattakh Nazarov (1919-1982). He is widely demanded in concert-performing and educational-pedagogical practice. Analyzing the pieces for violin and piano by F. Nazarov, the composer focuses on aspects such as programmaticity, imaginative world, musical language, and means of expressive performing. Based on the composer's editions, proposed solutions help performing musicians to achieve high quality sound embodiment and psychological impact on listeners.

In this article, the pieces for violin and piano by F. Nazarov are for the first time studied and previously ...


The System Of Music Education In Azerbaijan: The Role Of Sound Engineering And Concert Sound Engineering In The Educational Process, Aleksey Khmirov 2020 The state conservatory of Uzbekistan

The System Of Music Education In Azerbaijan: The Role Of Sound Engineering And Concert Sound Engineering In The Educational Process, Aleksey Khmirov

Eurasian music science journal

The article considers the sphere of education, culture and art of Azerbaijan. The sphere of sound engineering, the issues of formation and development, tasks, and practical activities are studied. The research laboratory (acoustics laboratory) "Study of the Azerbaijan oral tradition of professional music and its new directions: organology and acoustics" is considered. Education, culture, art and music are the main objects of research in the artistic universities of Azerbaijan. A comparative analysis of the artistic universities of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan revealed the achievements and shortcomings of the two systems. The acoustic capabilities of concert halls and outdoor ...


Errata For Folksongs From The Maritimes, Peter G. Fielding 2020 Kennesaw State University

Errata For Folksongs From The Maritimes, Peter G. Fielding

Faculty Publications

Toneset and solfa errata for Kaye Pottie and vernon Ellis' Folksongs of the Maritimes (1992).


Revamping The Guitar Curriculum: Adapting Piano Methods And Theory To Apply To The Guitar, Brian Cummings 2020 California State University, Monterey Bay

Revamping The Guitar Curriculum: Adapting Piano Methods And Theory To Apply To The Guitar, Brian Cummings

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

In this paper I will discuss the importance of a well rounded pedagogy for beginning guitar students. The existing piano pedagogy has courses outlining lessons and appropriate pieces correlated with lessons in technique, theory, ear training, sight reading, as well as other disciplines; the guitar has nothing like it to compare. I will also include a creative project including examples of piano lessons adapted for the guitar, including theory ideas using the fretboard, finding intervals on one string using half steps represented by the frets, and example pieces that offer a variety in genres, among other things. I will draw ...


Developing A Systematic Approach For Teaching Beginning Improvisation Using The Concert Percussion Ensemble, Ian McClaflin 2020 The University of Southern Mississippi

Developing A Systematic Approach For Teaching Beginning Improvisation Using The Concert Percussion Ensemble, Ian Mcclaflin

Dissertations

Typically, when studying percussion at a University, a student is required to be proficient at multiple aspects of percussion (snare drum, mallet keyboards, drum set, hand drumming, etc.) and work through multiple method books and solos on the different instruments. This often leaves little to no room for the study of improvisation on their instrument.

Examined in this study are the following points pertaining to the state of teaching improvisation:

  • There is an apparent lack of improvisation in the classroom
  • Teachers often feel unprepared in teaching improvisation
  • Improvisation is most commonly associated with jazz
  • Both teachers and students tend to ...


Catering Group Piano Curriculum For The Music Educators Of The Next Generation, Chee Hyeon Choi Dr. 2020 Bradley University

Catering Group Piano Curriculum For The Music Educators Of The Next Generation, Chee Hyeon Choi Dr.

Journal of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction

Advances in consumer technology have drastically changed the ways students access and appreciate music. As a result, teaching materials in group piano curriculum have become quickly outdated. Students no longer recognize folk tunes that have been sung or used for harmonization exercises; they prefer to listen and play music on their playlist stored in their mobile devices. Although pedagogical principles and objectives should persist over time, teaching methodologies and materials should continuously be updated to increase students’ engagement in learning. The newer generation of students favor classes that are more practical, satisfy their personal interests, and meet their degree program ...


Singing In The Beginning Band Classroom, Sarah Jane Moyer 2020 James Madison University

Singing In The Beginning Band Classroom, Sarah Jane Moyer

Masters Theses, 2020-current

The purpose of this action research study is to explore the impact vocal activities have on fourth and fifth grade beginning band students and how their perspective might change throughout instruction. The participants' experience with vocal activities in the beginning instrumental classroom will shape their perspective. The following research questions guide this study:

  1. In what ways do vocal activities in the beginning instrumental classroom influence student knowledge of repertoire?
  2. In what way do vocal activities boost student confidence in the beginning instrumental classroom?
  3. What aspects of vocal activities encourage or discourage students from participating in the beginning instrumental classroom?

Data ...


Invention Through The Harmonics Of Stefano Scodanibbio: A Method Of Creative Improvisation For The Contemporary Double Bassist, Christian Chesanek 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Invention Through The Harmonics Of Stefano Scodanibbio: A Method Of Creative Improvisation For The Contemporary Double Bassist, Christian Chesanek

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

This document is an inclusive method for the double bass and comprises etudes and exercises inspired by Sei Studi (1981/83) composed by the Italian double bass virtuoso Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012). The etudes and exercises in the method are based on the analysis of seven categories of harmonic gestures that exemplify Scodanibbio’s “Avant Garde” style. The seven categories, each with its own chapter, feature selected harmonic gestures extracted from the Sei Studi. The seven categories include: 1) natural harmonics, 2) trilled and tremolo harmonic gestures, 3) pizzicato/arco and normal note gestures, 4) mixed normal and harmonic note gestures ...


Determination Of Biases In Sight-Singing Textbooks Published Between 1980 And 2018, Beth Huey 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Determination Of Biases In Sight-Singing Textbooks Published Between 1980 And 2018, Beth Huey

Doctoral Dissertations

In sight-singing classes at colleges and universities in the United States, there are various solmization methods in use, such as movable do, scale-degree numbers, and fixed do. Few sight-singing textbooks and other related books are willing to stake a claim of preference for one method over the other. Since many textbooks and other books are unwilling to take a pedagogical stance on a solmization system, instructors need to research each book in order to determine the biases in the book and how well it works for their classes. To aid them in that endeavor, this dissertation determines the biases in ...


The Impact Of Singing Engagement On Food Intake Of Individuals With Alzheimer’S Disease And Related Dementias: A Multi-Site, Repeated Measures Study, James Hiller 2020 University of Dayton

The Impact Of Singing Engagement On Food Intake Of Individuals With Alzheimer’S Disease And Related Dementias: A Multi-Site, Repeated Measures Study, James Hiller

Music Faculty Publications

Malnutrition among older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) is a serious and long-recognized health concern. Identifying nonpharmacological means for enhancing the volume of nutrition intake is an urgent need. Researchers have explored the use of music and music therapy as nonpharmacological avenues in this regard, but most music-based studies related to food intake focus on receptive interventions wherein participants are exposed to recorded music during meal times. The purpose of the present research is to investigate whether residents with ADRD would significantly increase their volume of food intake during the midday meal immediately following 30 minutes ...


“Compassionate Dictatorship”: Leading Old Singers In Community Choirs In Australia, Dawn Joseph Dr, Jane Southcott Dr 2020 Deakin University

“Compassionate Dictatorship”: Leading Old Singers In Community Choirs In Australia, Dawn Joseph Dr, Jane Southcott Dr

The Qualitative Report

In Australia, the ageing population generate challenges, pressures and opportunities for both governmental and community organisations. Involvement in community choirs offers older people diverse benefits that increase with ongoing participation. The music directors/conductors (MD/C) of community choirs are pivotal in the success of ensembles. This paper forms part of our wider study into Well-being and ageing: community, diversity and the arts in Victoria, Australia and addresses the questions, how do music directors/conductors (MD/C) of community choirs understand working with older people? And, how do older choir members understand the role of their MD/C? We interviewed ...


Army Band Covid-19 Risk Mitigation For Large Groups, Jonathan Crane, Denver D. Dill 2020 United States Military Academy

Army Band Covid-19 Risk Mitigation For Large Groups, Jonathan Crane, Denver D. Dill

West Point Research Papers

No abstract provided.


“A Lot Of Stories In My Mind”: Perspectives Of Children And Elders Living With Dementia On Intergenerational Collaboration In A Participatory Music Project, Cameron Dusman 2020 James Madison University

“A Lot Of Stories In My Mind”: Perspectives Of Children And Elders Living With Dementia On Intergenerational Collaboration In A Participatory Music Project, Cameron Dusman

Masters Theses, 2020-current

Trends of music engagement include a shift towards presentational music culture, as well as inequitable access to participatory music-making for some populations. Meanwhile, trends of societal engagement include ageism and age-segregation. Especially for people living with dementia, stigma often prevents equitable access to creative participatory arts. This convergent, mixed-methods case study design explored participation in an intergenerational, participatory creative arts project. Participants included children from an elementary school and senior adults with dementia in a memory care neighborhood. The purpose was to explore the meaning of participation and interaction in the project from participants’ perspectives. Participants collaborated in eight sessions ...


A Performance And Pedagogical Approach Of "Adagio" From Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, K.622, Nicole A. Pierson 2020 University of South Dakota

A Performance And Pedagogical Approach Of "Adagio" From Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, K.622, Nicole A. Pierson

Honors Thesis

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) composed his Clarinet Concerto, K.622 during his final years for his dear friend, Anton Stadler. Praised by many performers and scholars, the Clarinet Concerto, K.622 is recognized as one of the best of concertos from the Classical era. This thesis is divided into three sections. The first section covers the historical context of the concerto and its intended instrument, the basset clarinet. The second chapter examines sources, in the format of an annotated bibliography, to define aspects of a historically-informed performance from both a performance and pedagogical standpoint. The ...


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