Doctor of Musical Arts Dissertations

Doctor of Musical Arts Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2020

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"Africa! Africa! Africa!" Black Identity in Marlos Nobre's Rhythmetron, Henrique Medeiros Batista

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The Shaping of Time in Kaija Saariaho's Émilie: a Performer's Perspective, Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia

Dissertations from 2019

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The Composer's Guide to the Tuba: Creating a New Resource on the Capabilities of the Tuba Family, Aaron M. Hynds

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Analyzing Gender Inequality in Contemporary Opera, Hillary LaBonte

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Heartening Folk: Frederic Rzewski's North American Ballads as an Extension of Folk Culture, Zachary D. R. Nyce

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Analyzing the Intersections of Saxophone and Digital Media Through Media Theory, Nick Zoulek

Dissertations from 2018

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"Because there is no basis for comparison": The Self-Accompanying Singer and Roger Reynolds' Sketchbook for The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Elizabeth A. Pearse

Dissertations from 2017

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The Music of Marc Battier, Kee Yong Chong and Gene Coleman: Compositions for Traditional Asian Instruments and Electronics in the Twenty-First Century, Hong-Da Chin

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Found Composition: Ecological Awareness and its Impact on Compositional Authority in Music Employing Electronics, Cory Ryan Kasprzyk

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The Vocalizing Pianist: Embodying Gendered Performance, Michiko Saiki

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The Saxophone Music of Alex Mincek and Eric Wubbels: Uses of Form, Repetition, and Extended Technique, Matthew Edward Younglove

Dissertations from 2016

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Pedagogical Approaches to Conducting Gesture in Contemporary Music, Katherine Margaret Kilburn

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Fearless Programming: Invigorating the American Orchestral Tradition through New Music, Octavio Más-Arocas

Dissertations from 2015

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Telematic Music: History and Development of the Medium and Current Technologies Related to Performance, Mark Cook

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Self-Actualization: Transcendentalist Discourse in the Work of Stuart Saunders Smith, Jose Augusto Duarte Lacerda

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But why is it so Long?: Eschatology and Time Perception as an Interpretation of Morton Feldman's 'For Philip Guston', Jeffrey M. Manchur

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The Stillness of the Silent Sound: A Tantric Analysis of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Aus den sieben Tagen, Mihai Popean

Dissertations from 2014

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Examining François Rossé's Japanese-Influenced Chamber Music with Saxophone: Hybridity, Orality, and Primitivism as a Conceptual Framework, Noa Even

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Creative Musical Improvisation in the Development and Formation of NEXUS Percussion Ensemble, Olman Piedra

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Continuity, Motion, and Energy through the Spectrum: An Analysis of Philippe Leroux's Un Lieu Verdoyant - Hommage à Gérard Grisey, Andrew Smith

Dissertations from 2013

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A Comparison of Teacher-Guided Instruction and Self-Guided Student Practice Strategies, Spencer Prewitt

Dissertations from 2012

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Ingressive Phonation in Contemporary Vocal Music, Amanda DeBoer

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Reimagining the Story of Lu You and Tang Wan: Ge Gan-ru's Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! and Hard, Hard, Hard!, Yen-Lin Goh

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The Solo Piano Music of David Lang, Karl Larson

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A Study of the Relationship Between Traditional Peking Opera and Contemporary Western Percussion Music in Mu Kuei-Yin in Percussion by Chien-Hui Hung, Isabelle Streng

Dissertations from 2010

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Anatomy and Evolution of Morton Subotnick’s In Two Worlds for Alto Saxophone and Interactive Computer, Jeffrey Heisler

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A Cultural Analysis of Chen Yi's Si Ji (Four Seasons) For Orchestra, Timothy Stulman

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The Piano Etudes of David Rakowski, I-Chen Yeh