Honors Projects


Inspired by Gustav Holst’s The Planets, this project analyzed the qualitative properties of the planets in our Solar System and translated them into a composition, created by Connor Gibbs, to represent an overall aural depiction of each planet. Where Holst created an astrological depiction of each of the planets, this piece is an astronomical depiction that broadens the perspectives of its listeners.


Music Performance Studies


Music Education

First Advisor

Dr. Dale Smith

First Advisor Department

Physics and Astronomy

Second Advisor

Dr. John Sampen

Second Advisor Department

Music Performance Studies

Publication Date

Fall 12-5-2022