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Songsters And Film Scores: Civil War Music And American Memory, Ari Marie Weinberg Mar 2017

Songsters And Film Scores: Civil War Music And American Memory, Ari Marie Weinberg

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This thesis consists of two separate essays both concerned with affect, memory, and music of the Civil War. The first examines the production, use, and purpose of a booklet called The Soldier’s Friend, with an emphasis on the mission of its producer, the United States Sanitary Commission and the needs of the readers of the booklet. In addition, I highlight the explicit connections that the organization made in this document between health and music by bringing cultural and psychological theories to the study of music. While many scholars have emphasized the ubiquity and importance of music during the War ...


"Members, Don't Git Weary": Max Roach, "Treme", And The Sound Of Resistance, Brian Edward Jones Jan 2015

"Members, Don't Git Weary": Max Roach, "Treme", And The Sound Of Resistance, Brian Edward Jones

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Learning How To Listen': Analyzing Style And Meaning In The Music Of Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone And Cassandra Wilson, Lashonda Katrice Barnett Jan 2012

Learning How To Listen': Analyzing Style And Meaning In The Music Of Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone And Cassandra Wilson, Lashonda Katrice Barnett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Learning How to Listen': Analyzing Style and Meaning in the Music of Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson examines the similarities of singing styles and core narrative traits in the original songs of three African American women vocalist-composers celebrated within the jazz idiom. Drawing on years of ethnographic research, including over 150 hours of personal interviews with musicians, attendance of jazz concerts and festivals both domestic and abroad, and a three-year listening journal (based on live performances and recordings), 'Learning How to Listen' is an Africana cultural studies product informed by vibrant multidisciplinary scholarship that bridges Jazz studies, Linguistics ...


Storyville: Discourses In Southern Musicians' Autobiographies, Matthew Daniel Sutton Jan 2011

Storyville: Discourses In Southern Musicians' Autobiographies, Matthew Daniel Sutton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study utilizes many of the tools of the literary critic to identify and analyze the discursive conventions in autobiographies by American vernacular musicians who came of age in the American South during the era of enforced racial segregation. Through this textual analysis, we can appreciate this seemingly amorphous collection of books as a continuing conversation, where descriptions of the South and its music by turns confirm, contradict, and complicate each other. Ultimately, the dozens of southern musician autobiographies published in the last fifty years engage in a valuable and revealing dialogue, creating a virtual "Storyville"; ostensibly disparate works share ...


The Alan Lomax Photographs And The Music Of Williamsburg (1959-1960), Peggy Finley Aarlien Jan 2010

The Alan Lomax Photographs And The Music Of Williamsburg (1959-1960), Peggy Finley Aarlien

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace Jan 2009

Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Friendship Fest: Perfecting Friendship Through Transnational Musical Performance, Nancy Leanne Thompson Jan 2008

The Friendship Fest: Perfecting Friendship Through Transnational Musical Performance, Nancy Leanne Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Re-Taking It To The Streets: Investigating Hip-Hop's Emergence In The Spaces Of Late Capitalism, Kevin Waide Kosanovich Jan 2008

Re-Taking It To The Streets: Investigating Hip-Hop's Emergence In The Spaces Of Late Capitalism, Kevin Waide Kosanovich

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Harem Fantasies And Music Videos: Contemporary Orientalist Representation, Maya Ayana Johnson Jan 2007

Harem Fantasies And Music Videos: Contemporary Orientalist Representation, Maya Ayana Johnson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Blue Notes And Brown Skin: Five African-American Jazzmen And The Music They Produced In Regard To The American Civil Rights Movement, Benjamin Park Anderson Jan 2005

Blue Notes And Brown Skin: Five African-American Jazzmen And The Music They Produced In Regard To The American Civil Rights Movement, Benjamin Park Anderson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Blues And Jazz In Albert Murray's Fiction: A Study In The Tradition Of Stylization, Jacquelynne Jones Modeste Jan 2004

The Blues And Jazz In Albert Murray's Fiction: A Study In The Tradition Of Stylization, Jacquelynne Jones Modeste

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The use of the blues as a critical theory and as a literary model for the crafting of fiction opens new possibilities for both intellectual and artistic exploration. Reflecting the power of human agency amidst antagonism, the blues is the music of personal triumph over the brutality of circumstances despite any change in condition. The music's emphasis on improvisation reveals human agency because through instrumentation, singing, stylistic nuances, audience participation and/or venue individuals transform perceived or imagined woefulness into hopefulness. Studying the blues and its cultural legacy is significant in identifying the mechanisms by which individuals and ultimately ...


Unrapping The Gangsta: The Changing Role Of The Performer From Toast To Gangsta Rap, Andrea L. D. Symons Jan 2003

Unrapping The Gangsta: The Changing Role Of The Performer From Toast To Gangsta Rap, Andrea L. D. Symons

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Our Street-Strutting Language": Asian American Rappers In A Hip-Hop Nation, Helen Ye-Hua Wang Jan 2002

"Our Street-Strutting Language": Asian American Rappers In A Hip-Hop Nation, Helen Ye-Hua Wang

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Music Teachers In Virginia: Practices And Perceptions, Charles Maranzano Jan 2002

Evaluating Music Teachers In Virginia: Practices And Perceptions, Charles Maranzano

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate current evaluation practices in Virginia and to assess the impact of public school evaluation upon teachers of music. Traditional methods for the evaluation of teachers appear to have limited applicability for the majority of elementary and secondary school educators engaged in the field of performing arts, due primarily to the specialized nature of their respective teaching disciplines. Educational administrators charged with the responsibility for evaluating personnel confront an additional challenge when compelled to apply general models that are not suited to the highly complex world of performing arts instruction. Music teachers and ...


"Gershwin Gone Native!": The Influence Of Primitivism And Folk Music On "Porgy And Bess", Katherine Dacey Jan 2001

"Gershwin Gone Native!": The Influence Of Primitivism And Folk Music On "Porgy And Bess", Katherine Dacey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Two Steps From The Blues: Creating Discourse And Constructing Canons In Blues Criticism, John M. Dougan Jan 2001

Two Steps From The Blues: Creating Discourse And Constructing Canons In Blues Criticism, John M. Dougan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the development of blues criticism in its myriad forms from the 1920s to 1990s, its role in the emergence of a blues discourse and history, and the codification of a blues canon. I analyze blues discourse principally as the creation of critics, historians, and musicologists, but also as the result of series of complex, imbricated relationships among writers, musicians, fans, record collectors, and independent entrepreneurs.;Beginning in the 1920s, I outline a pre-history of blues discourse by examining the metamorphosis of the blues as a cultural text shaped by the folklore scholarship, criticism and reportage in the ...


Stormy Weather: Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge And The Cultural Politics Of Stardom, Amy L. Howard Jan 1999

Stormy Weather: Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge And The Cultural Politics Of Stardom, Amy L. Howard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A War Of Words: Satire And Song In The Pre-Revolutionary Virginia Gazettes, Mark Hunter Howell Jan 1998

A War Of Words: Satire And Song In The Pre-Revolutionary Virginia Gazettes, Mark Hunter Howell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Mistakes Of Yesterday, The Hopes Of Tomorrow: Prison, Pop Music, And The Prisonaires, John M. Dougan Jan 1997

The Mistakes Of Yesterday, The Hopes Of Tomorrow: Prison, Pop Music, And The Prisonaires, John M. Dougan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Part-Time Music Faculty In Selected Senior Institutions Of Higher Education In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Thomas Ward Forrest Jan 1994

Part-Time Music Faculty In Selected Senior Institutions Of Higher Education In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Thomas Ward Forrest

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate part-time music faculty in higher education in Virginia. Part-timers are a significant part of music programs in Virginia where they make up fifty-three percent of the music faculty and outnumber the music full-timers. The results of this study suggest that perhaps the discipline of music may use more part-timers than any other discipline.;While the body of literature on part-timers in general is small, scholars such as Howard P. Tuckman, Judith M. Gappa and David W. Leslie have begun significant research and reporting. The literature on part-time music faculty, however, is virtually ...


Rock 'N' Roll Stew: The Rolling Stones And Blues Music Through The Looking Glass Of American Culture In The 1960'S, Henry Canning Woodward Jan 1992

Rock 'N' Roll Stew: The Rolling Stones And Blues Music Through The Looking Glass Of American Culture In The 1960'S, Henry Canning Woodward

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Gotta Travel On: A View Of The American Road From Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, 1975, Matthew David Shine Jan 1992

Gotta Travel On: A View Of The American Road From Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, 1975, Matthew David Shine

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Innocent And Necessary": Music And Dancing In The Life Of Robert Carter Of Nomony Hall, 1728--1804, John R. Barden Jan 1983

"Innocent And Necessary": Music And Dancing In The Life Of Robert Carter Of Nomony Hall, 1728--1804, John R. Barden

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Development Of The Elementary Music Curriculum Guide For Princess Anne County-Virginia Beach City Schools, Irene Altheide Korte Jan 1962

The Development Of The Elementary Music Curriculum Guide For Princess Anne County-Virginia Beach City Schools, Irene Altheide Korte

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Vocal Music In A City High School And Its Contribution To Community Life, Charles Troxell Jan 1947

Vocal Music In A City High School And Its Contribution To Community Life, Charles Troxell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.