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Taiko: Its Past And Present In Japanese Society, Nathan Mueller, Eric Desormeaux, Dallas Ferrell, Alexander Kallweit, Tyler Henderson, Brandon Lau Dec 2016

Taiko: Its Past And Present In Japanese Society, Nathan Mueller, Eric Desormeaux, Dallas Ferrell, Alexander Kallweit, Tyler Henderson, Brandon Lau

Ursidae: The Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of Northern Colorado

The significance of Taiko in Japanese culture is far beyond being a percussion instrument. “Taiko” also refers to the art of drumming and is claimed to represent the spirit of Japanese people. Since ancient times, Taiko was used in the battlefield, Shinto and Buddhist religious ceremonies, festivals, royal courts, and theatrical arts performance. However, the origin of the Taiko remains unclear as well as its connection with Korean drum. The sacred power of Taiko for Japanese people is difficult to clarify in modern context. Japan is moving toward modernization, while promoting the importance of cultural preservation. It is important to ...


Individual Thought Patterns: Women In New York's Extreme Metal Music Scene, Joan M. Jocson-Singh Dec 2016

Individual Thought Patterns: Women In New York's Extreme Metal Music Scene, Joan M. Jocson-Singh

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Extreme metal music (EMM) is both an umbrella term and a sub-category of heavy metal. Although women have a small but steady presence in heavy metal, this number shrinks when applied to the EMM scene. Using ethnographic research, participant-observation and interviews, this study surveys women in New York's EMM scene to address participation, gender performativity and feminist musicology.


Jason Potts Named Winner Of Mcbeth Concerto Competition For 2nd Consecutive Year, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau Dec 2016

Jason Potts Named Winner Of Mcbeth Concerto Competition For 2nd Consecutive Year, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University senior Jason Potts was named this year’s winner of the W. Francis and Mary McBeth Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Dec. 9. He also took home first place in the competition last year. The competition is sponsored by Mary McBeth in honor of her late husband, W. Francis McBeth, former Arkansas composer laureate and Ouachita faculty member.


Bonding Theatre And Chemistry: An Educational Exploration, Matthew Gurniak Dec 2016

Bonding Theatre And Chemistry: An Educational Exploration, Matthew Gurniak

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This paper analyzes the educational aspects of theatre and music and the impact that they have on an audience. The goal was to begin a new conversation about science and theatre and how the two can learn and gain unique insight from each other. To examine how these two antithetical fields can interact, I composed a new, innovative musical that tells the love story between two professors through the use of concepts from general chemistry. The results and responses from the performance of the play were overwhelmingly positive from members of both disciplines. They have inspired continued interest in this ...


Developing Information Literacy Skills For Tomorrow’S Music Industry Leaders, Keith Hatschek, Veronica Wells Dec 2016

Developing Information Literacy Skills For Tomorrow’S Music Industry Leaders, Keith Hatschek, Veronica Wells

Keith Hatschek

What research skills should undergraduate music industry studies majors develop over the course of their studies? With the non-stop proliferation of news and information sources available, how are students being trained to do research appropriate to their field to make informed decisions? Some employers now screen for information literacy skills as a preferred qualification, due to the perception that recent graduates lack advanced research skills. This paper discusses one model of developing research skills that a future music industry leader will need. The authors show the collaboration between faculty and librarians that progressively teach students to find, access, evaluate, and ...


Balancing Music Industry Curricula In Undergraduate Degree Programs: A Course Distribution Survey And Analysis, Keith Hatschek Dec 2016

Balancing Music Industry Curricula In Undergraduate Degree Programs: A Course Distribution Survey And Analysis, Keith Hatschek

Keith Hatschek

Institutions offering degrees under the various names of music business, music industry, music management or music merchandising, most often employ some type of interdisciplinary curricular approach. By interdisciplinary, it is implied that studies in additional subject areas beyond so-called music industry topics are included as required coursework to complete a degree program. For two- and four-year degree-granting institutions, coursework in the area of “general studies” is most often also mandated. (The term “general studies” will be used to represent coursework required outside the major to help students develop the requisite breadth of knowledge in various disciplines.) To further diversify the ...


Developing Information Literacy Skills For Tomorrow’S Music Industry Leaders, Keith Hatschek, Veronica A. Wells Dec 2016

Developing Information Literacy Skills For Tomorrow’S Music Industry Leaders, Keith Hatschek, Veronica A. Wells

Keith Hatschek

What research skills should an undergraduate music industry studies major develop over the course of their studies? With the non-stop proliferation of news and information sources available, how are students being trained to do research appropriate to their field to make informed decisions? Some employers now screen for information literacy skills as a preferred qualification, due to the perception that recent graduates lack advanced research skills. This presentation will discuss one model of developing research skills a future music industry leader will need. The presenters will show the collaboration between faculty and librarians that progressively teach students to find, access ...


Rj Smith. The One: The Life And Music Of James Brown. New York: Gotham Books (Penguin Group), 2012. Www.Us.Penguingroup.Com, Keith Hatschek Dec 2016

Rj Smith. The One: The Life And Music Of James Brown. New York: Gotham Books (Penguin Group), 2012. Www.Us.Penguingroup.Com, Keith Hatschek

Keith Hatschek

No abstract provided.


Learning That Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts: Efforts To Build An Integrative Learning Model In Music Management, David Chase, Keith Hatschek Dec 2016

Learning That Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts: Efforts To Build An Integrative Learning Model In Music Management, David Chase, Keith Hatschek

Keith Hatschek

How can music industry programs best prepare students for the near constant change and ambiguity engendered by the rapid pace of technological and structural change to the global music and entertainment business? For the authors, the answer to this question has been to develop a new model for teaching and learning in the Music Management degree program they direct. This article provides an explanation for the process of developing this revised program. It is structured in two parts, which follow a brief introduction: the fi rst part looks at the changing landscape of approaches to student learning and its meaning ...


Kenneth Labarre, Director; Hank Neuberger, Producer. Lady Antebellum: Own The Night World Tour (Dvd). Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2012 (124 Minutes, Ntsc). Www.Eagle-Rock.Com, Keith Hatschek Dec 2016

Kenneth Labarre, Director; Hank Neuberger, Producer. Lady Antebellum: Own The Night World Tour (Dvd). Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2012 (124 Minutes, Ntsc). Www.Eagle-Rock.Com, Keith Hatschek

Keith Hatschek

No abstract provided.


Fred Goodman. Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Stones And Transformed Rock & Roll, Keith Hatschek Dec 2016

Fred Goodman. Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Stones And Transformed Rock & Roll, Keith Hatschek

Keith Hatschek

No abstract provided.


Roots On The Record, Joaquin P. Cotler Dec 2016

Roots On The Record, Joaquin P. Cotler

Capstones

Roots on the Record is a podcast featuring musicians and organizers who use their music to promote social consciousness, cultural awareness, and self-empowerment. The first four episodes focus on a black banjo player named Hubby Jenkins, a Brazilian rapper named Eli Efi, a Honduran DJ named De La Ceiba and a Brazilian-American singer/percussionist named Jen Nascimento. They each have a different relationship with music and teaching in their communities.

https://joaquinpcotler.atavist.com/roots-on-the-record


The Future Of Music: Exploring Noise And Pop With Cienfuegos, Reed Dunlea Dec 2016

The Future Of Music: Exploring Noise And Pop With Cienfuegos, Reed Dunlea

Capstones

Pop music today has become increasingly filled with sonic elements that are much more abrasive than traditionally acceptable. This piece explores how pop music got to this point, the underground subcultures that it draws influence from, and what's next.


Afro-Caribbean Stylistic Elements As Topics In The Music Of Silvestre Revueltas: Conveying A Political Discourse In Caminando, No Sé Por Qué Piensas Tú, And Sensemayá, Elsy M. Gallardo-Diaz Dec 2016

Afro-Caribbean Stylistic Elements As Topics In The Music Of Silvestre Revueltas: Conveying A Political Discourse In Caminando, No Sé Por Qué Piensas Tú, And Sensemayá, Elsy M. Gallardo-Diaz

Dissertations

Although the music of Silvestre Revueltas has often been categorized as merely Mexicanist, this paper aims to demonstrate that not all of his music falls squarely within that classification. Among his brief but significant artistic output, three pieces for voice and small instrumental ensemble incorporate Afro-Caribbean stylistic elements drawn from popular and religious Afro-Cuban music. Composed in early 1937, Caminando, No sé que piensas tú soldado, and Sensemayá were based on poems by the Cuban Nicolás Guillén, the foremost representative of Afrocubanismo and, like Revueltas, an ardent believer in art as a tool for political protest and for social transformation ...


A Historical Study Of The Vboda Marching Festival And Its Comparison To The National Band Contests Of The 1920s And 1930s, Benjamin J. Frenchak Dec 2016

A Historical Study Of The Vboda Marching Festival And Its Comparison To The National Band Contests Of The 1920s And 1930s, Benjamin J. Frenchak

Masters Theses

The 1920s National School Band Contests and the 1980s Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association’s state marching competition followed parallel paths as music educators involved in each event wrestled with the value of competition and its implications in education. Various tensions over the competitive aspects of the events led to revisions that ultimately changed their purpose to assessment-oriented festivals. The purpose of this historical study was to investigate the events surrounding the National School Band Contest of the 1920s and 1930s; document the creation, administration, and evolution of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association (VBODA) statewide marching assessment ...


Rhetoric And Wit In Nicolas Bernier's Le Caffé, Anne C. Wick Dec 2016

Rhetoric And Wit In Nicolas Bernier's Le Caffé, Anne C. Wick

Dissertations

The aim of this document is to create a better comprehension of the French Baroque cantata’s design through an examination of Nicolas Bernier’s Le Caffé, with particular attention paid to rhetorical influences, which will enhance the understanding of its value and performance style of the French Baroque cantata for both performers and audiences. To help modern teachers, performers and audiences to appreciate this genre and provide a practical means of approach to performance, this document will: 1) explain the purpose of the Late French Baroque Cantata as a vehicle to display the wit of both poet and composer ...


Graduate Piano Recital, Liping Xia Dec 2016

Graduate Piano Recital, Liping Xia

Electronic Thesis Collection

The Graduate Piano Recital is the main recital of the Master’s degree which is one hour in length. The repertoire for my graduate piano recital includes: Estampes (Pagodes, La soirée dans Grenade and Jardins sous la pluie), by Claude Debussy; Variationen über das Motiv von Bach S.180 by Franz Liszt; and Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 by Ludwig Van Beethoven. This thesis will discuss the biography and musical style of each composer, the structure and analysis of each piece, and provide performance suggestions for each piece as well.


Senior Recital - Ellyn Porter, Ellyn Porter, Rachel Larsen Dec 2016

Senior Recital - Ellyn Porter, Ellyn Porter, Rachel Larsen

All Music Department Programs

This recital is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Music in Music Performance. Ellyn Porter is a student of Bradley Ottesen.


Selected Musical Works From 2013 - 2016, Christian M. Newman Dec 2016

Selected Musical Works From 2013 - 2016, Christian M. Newman

Music ETDs

This manuscript is a collection of musical compositions written by Christian Newman while a graduate student at the University of New Mexico. Each musical work fulfills at least one composition portfolio requirement as stated in the 2012 – 2013 Music Theory/Composition Student Handbook: the basic requirements include a piece with large orchestration, a piece featuring the voice, a piece featuring electronics, and a collaborativepiece. Newman’s composition portfolio includes numerous works in addition to the requirements that illustrate the depth and consistency of his progress as a composer while a student in the program.

The pieces included in this collection ...


2016-2017 Performance Forum - December 15, 2016, Titus Underwood, Soojung Kwon, Alla Sorokoleova, Kayla Williams, Yana Lyashko, Nolan Carbin, Sheng Yuan Kuan, David Brill Dec 2016

2016-2017 Performance Forum - December 15, 2016, Titus Underwood, Soojung Kwon, Alla Sorokoleova, Kayla Williams, Yana Lyashko, Nolan Carbin, Sheng Yuan Kuan, David Brill

Performance Forum

No abstract provided.


“Windows” Of Time, Part Ii: Documenting Temporal And Embodied Epistemology In Musicians, Lynnsey K. Weissenberger Dec 2016

“Windows” Of Time, Part Ii: Documenting Temporal And Embodied Epistemology In Musicians, Lynnsey K. Weissenberger

Proceedings from the Document Academy

As an extension to the earlier paper “Windows” of Time: Memory, Metaphor, and Storytelling as Documents, this paper examines how those documents both inform and are informed by temporal epistemology and embodied knowledge. They serve to document both temporal and embodied epistemology in the ongoing process of musical knowledge building, in music performance, as well as in teaching and transmission contexts. To illustrate in greater depth how these documents are situated between temporal and embodied knowledge, Irish traditional music examples are drawn from five renowned musicians as a kind of case study. A model representing the documents’ situation and function ...


2016-2017 Santiago Rodriguez In Recital: Celebrating The 2016 Alberto Ginastera Centennial, Santiago Rodriquez Dec 2016

2016-2017 Santiago Rodriguez In Recital: Celebrating The 2016 Alberto Ginastera Centennial, Santiago Rodriquez

Guest Recitals

No abstract provided.


The Qur'Ân In Indonesian Daily Life: The Public Project Of Musical Oratory, Anne K. Rasmussen Dec 2016

The Qur'Ân In Indonesian Daily Life: The Public Project Of Musical Oratory, Anne K. Rasmussen

Anne K. Rasmussen

In Indonesia, amidst a plethora of unique Southeast Asian popular and folk music, Western music, and traditional gamelan styles, the recitation of the Qur'an pervades daily life as an archetype of Muslim authenticity. Removed by thousands of miles and hundreds of years from the source of Islam, Indonesians perform and experience the Qur'an in allegedly the same way as Muslims did during the time of the prophet, Muhammad. This article distills eight months of research as a student of professional male and female reciters of the Qur'an in Jakarta, Indonesia, the capital city of the country that ...


Women, The Recited Qur’An, And Islamic Music In Indonesia, Anne K. Rasmussen Dec 2016

Women, The Recited Qur’An, And Islamic Music In Indonesia, Anne K. Rasmussen

Anne K. Rasmussen

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on unique and revealing ethnographic research beginning at the end of Suharto's "New Order" and continuing into the era of "Reformation," the book considers the powerful.


Theory And Practice At The 'Arabic Org': Digital Technology In Contemporary Arab Music Performance, Anne K. Rasmussen Dec 2016

Theory And Practice At The 'Arabic Org': Digital Technology In Contemporary Arab Music Performance, Anne K. Rasmussen

Anne K. Rasmussen

The synthesizer is ubiquitous on the Arab–American musical scene. Heard at every party, and on every recording, the synthesizer sings the lingua franca of international popular music. While the facade and the body of the synthesizer consist of neutral, slick, black plastic and metal technology, the soul of the instrument, when played by Arab–American musicians, is capable of a completely indigenous, if synthetic, musical idiom. In this article I draw on my experience of six performers of the Arabic ‘org’, commonly known today as ‘keyboards’, to present a sketch of a modern musical tradition.


American Spring, Sam Mullooly, Tom Mullooly Dec 2016

American Spring, Sam Mullooly, Tom Mullooly

CrissCross

Composer's Notes

I composed American Spring during the 2015-2016 school year, my final year as an undergraduate at Illinois Wesleyan University, in connection with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. This opera takes place mostly in April 1865, the year Richmond burned and Lincoln died, and deals with America’s feelings of pride and shame in war. The opera’s main character is Varina Davis, the wife of confederate President Jefferson Davis. Varina offers the 1860’s Southern perspective on slavery and the war, one glossed over in most readings of our history because it ...


Online Resources For Music Entrepreneurship, Stephanie Bonjack Dec 2016

Online Resources For Music Entrepreneurship, Stephanie Bonjack

University Libraries Faculty & Staff Contributions

A review of four different online resources useful for research in the field of music entrepreneurship. Resources include Mintel, IBISWorld, RIAA Reports Archive, and Social Explorer.


Christmas Vespers, Lehigh University Music Department Dec 2016

Christmas Vespers, Lehigh University Music Department

Performance Programs

No abstract provided.


2016-2017 Gingerbread Holiday Concert, Lynn University Philharmonia, Guillermo Figueroa Dec 2016

2016-2017 Gingerbread Holiday Concert, Lynn University Philharmonia, Guillermo Figueroa

Philharmonia

14th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert presented by Lynn University and Friends of the Conservatory.


"The Art Of Re-Enchantment: Making Early Music In The Modern Age," By Nick Wilson, Geoffrey Burgess Dec 2016

"The Art Of Re-Enchantment: Making Early Music In The Modern Age," By Nick Wilson, Geoffrey Burgess

Performance Practice Review

Geoffrey Burgess discusses Nick Wilson's 2013 work.

Wilson, Nick. The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0199939930.