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Performing Rhythmic Dissonance In Ligeti’S Études, Book 1: A Perception-Driven Approach And Re-Notation, Imri Talgam Sep 2019

Performing Rhythmic Dissonance In Ligeti’S Études, Book 1: A Perception-Driven Approach And Re-Notation, Imri Talgam

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Interpretive approaches to the Études have been limited by Ligeti’s choice of notation, which creates several layers of difficulty in the presentation of complex rhythms. In order to resolve some of these difficulties, this dissertation includes a complete re-notation of four Etudes, using a methodology based on research in cognition and perception of rhythm.

Based on this new score, the notion of rhythmic dissonance is developed as an analytical tool to investigate in-time perception of rhythmic complexity, drawing on existing work on metric entrainment and metric dissonance. Different compositional strategies for the production of rhythmic dissonance are shown to ...


Playscapes For Piano Trio, James Lowrie May 2019

Playscapes For Piano Trio, James Lowrie

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Playscapes is a piano trio of an approximate duration of 43 minutes. It is in three movements: Playscape I, II, and III. The top range of the piano(G7-C8) is prepared in such a way that these notes become essentially a percussive effect. Playscapes explores the concept of “Musical Activity” – areas of music where simple rules are established and create a context wherein anomalies can occur. Playscape I is a series of these musical activities. In Playscape II, one musical activity goes on for a long time. In Playscape III, two musical activities alternate. In addition, a general trend towards ...


Megan Mocca - Graduate Voice Recital, Department Of Music May 2019

Megan Mocca - Graduate Voice Recital, Department Of Music

Degree Recitals 2018-2019

"Life and Death"

Megan Mocca featuring works by Mahler, Moore, Gounod, and Delibes.

Ronnie Zanella, piano

Katia Nikolaus, mezzo soprano


Abandoning Abuse: Acknowledging Adoption In The 21 Century, Deborah Elizabeth Ellis May 2019

Abandoning Abuse: Acknowledging Adoption In The 21 Century, Deborah Elizabeth Ellis

Theses and Dissertations

The inspiration for this set of pieces arose from a friendship with fellow grad student Morgen Cavanah. Morgen and I were both adopted as children, and it this common background that gave rise to these pieces. The poems chosen were written by Morgen about individuals or events in her life. Though I had planned to set 9 of the original 12 poems, this set is comprised of my four favorites. Each piece uses repetitive piano motives that underlie the melodic lines of the voice, flute, and cello. This choice explores harmonic and melodic possibilities that expand minimal accompaniment. Much of ...


Amidah - תפילת העמידה, Tyler Katz May 2019

Amidah - תפילת העמידה, Tyler Katz

Theses and Dissertations

Amidah - תפילת העמידה – for soprano voice, clarinet, cello, and piano – is a liturgical work in three movements that uses common Jewish prayers as its text. These three movements focus on specific prayers that can be found in the Amidah, the central portion of a Jewish prayer service. This work uses prayers that can be performed on a Friday evening Shabbat service.

The first movement focuses on accompanimental music to the Silent Amidah, a silent prayer. The prelude uses the traditional Jewish melody of the opening prayer of the Amidah, Adonai S’fatai Tiftach (אדני שפתי תפתח), leading directly into the ...


Piano At The Conservatoire De Paris During The Interwar Period: A Study In Pedagogy And Performance Practice, Audrey Abela May 2019

Piano At The Conservatoire De Paris During The Interwar Period: A Study In Pedagogy And Performance Practice, Audrey Abela

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation explores the specificities of the French piano school between 1920 and 1940, a defining time in the history of French pianism. This research focuses on the musical and technical traditions established at the Conservatoire de Paris and provides a comparative analysis of the pedagogy and musical aesthetics of three influential French artist-teachers of the twentieth century: Marguerite Long, Isidor Philipp, and Lazare-Lévy.


Enhanced By The Dance: A Guide To An Informed Interpretation Of Piano Literature Inspired By Nineteenth-Century Social Dances, Alicia Williams Apr 2019

Enhanced By The Dance: A Guide To An Informed Interpretation Of Piano Literature Inspired By Nineteenth-Century Social Dances, Alicia Williams

B.A. in Music Senior Capstone Projects

The social dances of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries consisted mainly of French court dances. Spread through the influence of King Louis XIV of France, the highly technical aristocratic dances reigned. The French Revolution, however, effectively extinguished all but the minuet when simpler dances took their place.

The social dances of the nineteenth century concentrated on pleasurable experience. While the minuet and other French court dances involved no more than the touching of the hands, the new couple dances allowed dancers to be in a close embrace. Participatory group dances were likewise revolutionary in that a person’s place or ...


Chamber Studio Recital, Department Of Music Apr 2019

Chamber Studio Recital, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students of the Department of Music featuring works by Beethoven, Borodin, Schumann, Debussy, and Schubert.


Waus Thank You Concert, Department Of Music Apr 2019

Waus Thank You Concert, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Crhis Wild, featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Bartok, Guizar, and Borodin.

Piano, Dr. Chi Yong Yun.


Wind Studio Recital, Department Of Music Apr 2019

Wind Studio Recital, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students of the Department of Music featuring works by Poulenc, Britten, and Brahms.


Marshall University Music Department Presents A Graduate Recital, John Seals, Saxophone, John Seals Apr 2019

Marshall University Music Department Presents A Graduate Recital, John Seals, Saxophone, John Seals

2019 Performances

John Seals, Saxophone, in collaboration with:

Dr. Johan Botes, piano
Dr. Júlio Alves, guitar
Dr. Adam Dalton, conductor
The Emerald Saxophone Quartet


Freedom Village Concert, Department Of Music Apr 2019

Freedom Village Concert, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

An Evening with Friends

Students of the Department of Music featuring music by Telemann, Bach, Beethoven, and Paganini.


Departmental Assembly, Department Of Music Apr 2019

Departmental Assembly, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students from the department of music featuring works by Mahler, Bach, Beethoven, and Bruch.


Guest Recital, Richard Tirk, Suzanne Tirk, Karen Bauman Schlabaugh Apr 2019

Guest Recital, Richard Tirk, Suzanne Tirk, Karen Bauman Schlabaugh

Faculty Articles & Research

Flyer for the Plymouth Fine Arts Series in Wichita, Kansas on April 6th, 2019.

Featured Dr. Richard Tirk playing the trumpet, Dr. Suzanne Tirk playing the clarinet, and Dr. Karen Bauman Schlabaugh playing the piano.


Domenico Scarlatti: The Beginnings And Creation Of The Classical Piano Sonata, Megan R. Stuart Apr 2019

Domenico Scarlatti: The Beginnings And Creation Of The Classical Piano Sonata, Megan R. Stuart

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The keyboard sonata is a musical work that many instrumentalists understand and have played at one point or another during their years of mastering their instruments. Many composers have tried their hand at writing a sonata and for some, their sonatas have been their crowning achievements. Some composers are more renowned for their sonatas compared to others, examples being Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, and Domenico Scarlatti. The sonata began to be developed during the Baroque era and even has its roots before this time, yet the largest development stage of the sonata is seen during the late Baroque era, especially ...


Codification Of Terminology And Procedure In Mental Practice With Applications To Piano Pedagogy, Anna Beth Rucker Apr 2019

Codification Of Terminology And Procedure In Mental Practice With Applications To Piano Pedagogy, Anna Beth Rucker

Theses and Dissertations

Mental practice has been discussed among piano pedagogues from the nineteenth century until the present. Over time, many terms have been used to describe different kinds of mental practice. This variety can make it challenging for the independent teacher to consolidate the information and effectively apply mental practice to the private lesson. For this reason, a codification of the terms associated with mental practice is presented in this thesis. Terms are classified into four groups: Visualization (kinesthetic imagery and musical imagery), Aural (aural imagery and audiation), Psychological (mental wellness and guided imagery), and Hybrid (practice away from the piano and ...


The Big Five Personality Types And Music Performance Anxiety In Collegiate Piano Students, Lindsey Brooke Chattin Apr 2019

The Big Five Personality Types And Music Performance Anxiety In Collegiate Piano Students, Lindsey Brooke Chattin

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine if relationships exist between the Big Five personality types and levels of music performance anxiety (MPA) in collegiate piano majors. Fifty-five (N = 55) collegiate music majors enrolled in private lessons in the fall 2017 semester participated in this quantitative study. Participants completed a survey consisting of three sections: demographic questions, the “International Personality Item Pool Big Five Factor Markers” questionnaire (Pettersson and Turkheimer, 2010), and the “Three-Dimensional Performance Anxiety Inventory” (Cheng, Hardy, and Markland, 2009).

The questionnaire had three primary focuses: (1) to collect demographic data and information of collegiate piano students ...


The Effectiveness Of Video Modeling With Video Feedback On A Given Piece For Mid-To-Late Elementary Piano Students, Huiyun Liang Apr 2019

The Effectiveness Of Video Modeling With Video Feedback On A Given Piece For Mid-To-Late Elementary Piano Students, Huiyun Liang

Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of video modeling with video feedback for developing mid-to-late elementary piano students’ motor skills in learning the piece “Polka” by Dmitri Kabalevsky. The secondary purpose was to evaluate the benefits of this method for other aspects of performance and performance retention. Five (N=5) piano students, 8 to 9 years old, at mid-to-late elementary level were selected to participate in this study. The results of the study summarized the performance progress of four participants who demonstrated similar levels of technical and reading skills and completed the test requirements.

The ...


Departmental Assembly, Department Of Music Mar 2019

Departmental Assembly, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students of the Department of Music featuring works by Beethoven, Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, and Schumann.


From Improvisation To Artistry: A Study Of The Piano’S 12 Sides By Carter Pann, Louis Claussen Mar 2019

From Improvisation To Artistry: A Study Of The Piano’S 12 Sides By Carter Pann, Louis Claussen

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

Intended as a resource for pianists who may analyze or perform Carter Pann’s The Piano’s 12 Sides, this study provides biographical information on the composer and explores his professional relationship with the pianist for whom it was composed, Joel Hastings. Each piece from The Piano’s 12 Sides is discussed in terms of form, melody, harmony, texture and Pann’s approach to the pianistic compositional idiom. The composition is also examined with regard to extra-musical details and programmatic elements as well as inspiration and dedications that influenced Pann’s compositional process.

Correspondence and interviews with the composer reveal ...


Timothy True, Senior Piano Recital, Timothy M. True Feb 2019

Timothy True, Senior Piano Recital, Timothy M. True

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Young Artist Competition, Department Of Music Jan 2019

Young Artist Competition, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students from the Music Department and the AU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Wild featuring works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky.

Soloists:

Emily Jurek

Stephanie Guimaraes

Jeremy Myung

Jade McClellan

Katharina Burghardt

Simon Luke Brown

Graduate Conductor:

Edgar Luna


Sunday Music Series - Contemporary Composers Of Au, Department Of Music Jan 2019

Sunday Music Series - Contemporary Composers Of Au, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students and faculty from the Department of Music featuring their own compositions.


Discovering The "Finnish Chopin"—Selim Palmgren's 24 Preludes, Op. 17, And Tres Piezas Para Piano, Op. 54, Sijia Wang Jan 2019

Discovering The "Finnish Chopin"—Selim Palmgren's 24 Preludes, Op. 17, And Tres Piezas Para Piano, Op. 54, Sijia Wang

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

Selim Palmgren (1878-1951) is one of the most significant musical figures in Finland. Unlike Jean Sibelius, who is undoubtedly the greatest Finnish symphonic composer of his time, Palmgren’s concentration is more on smaller-scale character pieces. His contribution to the piano and vocal repertoires earned him the reputation of being the “Chopin of the North” and also the “Schumann of the North.” Palmgren was not only prolific, having written over 300 piano works and 200 vocal pieces, but also versatile, frequently blending within his works various nationalistic, impressionistic, and other musical styles and elements within his works.

This paper is ...


Pedagogical Thoughts On Album Des Six: A Piano Set By Les Six To Represent French Nationalism, Dipendra Sunam Jan 2019

Pedagogical Thoughts On Album Des Six: A Piano Set By Les Six To Represent French Nationalism, Dipendra Sunam

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

Les Six, formally established in 1920, included a group of young French composers: Georges Auric (1899-1983), Louis Durey (1888-1979), Arthur Honegger (1892-1955), Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) and Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983). The primary motivation for their formation was the reaction against foreign influences, especially German Romantic music, in French music. Jean Cocteau, inspired by Erik Satie’s style, proposed a new French musical aesthetic: simplicity, directness, clarity, and terseness. Les Six followed these ideals in their formative years. Their artistic association was short-lived, but while it lasted it produced Album des Six, their sole joint production, a published six-piece ...


Stormy Waters And Une Derniere Fois, Kathryn Elizabeth Blaine Jan 2019

Stormy Waters And Une Derniere Fois, Kathryn Elizabeth Blaine

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Tyler Dellaperute, Junior Piano Recital, Tyler Dellaperute Nov 2018

Tyler Dellaperute, Junior Piano Recital, Tyler Dellaperute

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Brian Campbell, Senior Piano Recital, Brian Campbell Nov 2018

Brian Campbell, Senior Piano Recital, Brian Campbell

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Sunday Music Recital Series - Carla Trynchuk & Chi Yong Yun, Department Of Music Nov 2018

Sunday Music Recital Series - Carla Trynchuk & Chi Yong Yun, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Carla Trynchuk (violin), and Chi Yong Yun (piano) featuring works Beethoven, mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Franck.


Leah Bartlam, Junior Piano Recital, Leah P. Bartlam Nov 2018

Leah Bartlam, Junior Piano Recital, Leah P. Bartlam

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.