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Jesse Routte: Using Style To Signify Injustice, Emma Nordmeyer May 2019

Jesse Routte: Using Style To Signify Injustice, Emma Nordmeyer

Race, Ethnicity, & Religion

Jesse Routte, first African-American student to graduate Augustana, made national headlines in 1947 for wearing a turban on a visit to Alabama. In this paper, I explore how Routte's stylistic choices uprooted and questioned the racism of the Jim Crow era.


The Impact Of Lyric Choices On Spiritual Edification, Hanna Jane Byrd May 2019

The Impact Of Lyric Choices On Spiritual Edification, Hanna Jane Byrd

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Modern Christian worship music has gained influence within the evangelical community. The words of these songs, sung corporately, have the potential to influence the spiritual lives of church congregants, making it important for worship leaders and songwriters to identify the most beneficial lyrics. Despite numerous opinions about theological and personally relevant lyrics, little research has been conducted on the spiritual effects of lyric content within the lives of Christian believers. Diminutive scholarly inquiry has been limited to historical, theological or qualitative methodologies. Utilizing the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) and the Spiritual Transcendence Index (STI), this quantitative quasi-experimental study ...


A Study Of Music: Music Psychology, Music Therapy, And Worship Music, Jessica Whittemore Apr 2019

A Study Of Music: Music Psychology, Music Therapy, And Worship Music, Jessica Whittemore

Senior Honors Theses

There are three specific fields related to music: the psychology of Music and how it affects human brain and functions, the methodology of Music Therapy and how it affects individuals undergoing treatment, and the psychological effects of Worship Music and how it can be used in music therapy. Music therapy is a growing field in which the therapeutic outcomes greatly benefit the patients. The overall purpose is to create a greater understanding of music and music therapy in order to a provide a system for introducing group worship services into music therapy to ultimately bring spiritual healing to individuals.


Message Music A Universal Genre, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D. Dec 2018

Message Music A Universal Genre, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D.

Faculty Scholarship

Message Music is a collaboration of music from many different genres, that is meant to communicate universality, and bring about healing for individuals, couples, families, groups, and the community. It has a global message, and we are one. Finding its roots in an eclectic collection of folk, spiritual, gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, Motown, Fusion, Metaphysical or other genres "Message Music," transcends all genres and allows people to join in a universal quest to unite and find collective consciousness and way of being together that brings acceptance and love. It has always existed, in some circles, it will be ...


The Buddha’S Voice: Ritual Sound And Sensory Experience In Medieval Chinese Religious Practice, Kelsey Seymour Jan 2018

The Buddha’S Voice: Ritual Sound And Sensory Experience In Medieval Chinese Religious Practice, Kelsey Seymour

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation explores Buddhist chanting practices in mainly the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE), showing that they were more than just one part of ritual practice: chanting could also be a type of music, an educational tool, a means for manipulating the supernatural, and a cure and cause of illness. Previous studies of chanting practices in Chinese Buddhism have addressed histories of transmission, doctrinal approaches, and made efforts to preserve melodies through notation. However, they do not necessarily capture how individuals who engaged in chanting experienced this practice. Therefore this dissertation aims to investigate this experience through accounts found in ...


Promise That You Will Sing About Me: Kendrick Lamar In Posterity, Brandon Apol Apr 2017

Promise That You Will Sing About Me: Kendrick Lamar In Posterity, Brandon Apol

Music and Worship Student Presentations

Sometimes it would seem that the quietest moments turn out to have the loudest repercussions. This would seem to be a consistent case for twenty eight-year old Kendrick Lamar, whose career has been defined by surprise and unannounced publications of music that shortly afterward are spun into respected works of art. With an album that no one anticipated going to the 2013 Grammy awards, another album that leaked a week ahead of schedule (and brought Kendrick 5 Grammys), and an album that was released with almost no warning whatsoever, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth makes headlines with his art; of this there ...


Mission In Evolving Cultures: Constructively Managing Music-Related Conflict In Cross-Cultural Church Planting Contexts, David R. Dunaetz Jan 2016

Mission In Evolving Cultures: Constructively Managing Music-Related Conflict In Cross-Cultural Church Planting Contexts, David R. Dunaetz

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The choice of music, an essential element of worship and church life, must be addressed in cross-cultural church planting contexts. As cultures evolve, church planters are faced with choices about musical styles that may lead to interpersonal conflicts within the church. The purpose of this study is to empirically examine factors that may enable cross-cultural church planters to constructively manage music-related conflicts when they arise. Members of church plants, like all people, have various goals when entering into such conflicts. They are concerned about the content of the conflict (i.e., the musical style) and thus have content goals. They ...


Musical Creativity And Mindfulness Meditation: Can The Practice Of Mindfulness Meditation Enhance Perceived Musical Creativity?, John Z. Newton Jan 2015

Musical Creativity And Mindfulness Meditation: Can The Practice Of Mindfulness Meditation Enhance Perceived Musical Creativity?, John Z. Newton

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The relationship between musical creativity and mindfulness meditation is explored through a qualitative study of three composers’ individual experiences of musical creativity and participation in eight guided mindfulness meditation sessions. Through qualitative interviews conducted before and after completion of a mindfulness course, data was analyzed and categorized into themes in order to identify whether the practice of mindfulness meditation had enhanced participants’ perceived musical creativity. Themes from the first set of interviews (Expression, Harmony, Intuition) represent the participants’ subjective experience of musical creativity, while themes from the second set (Enhanced focus and awareness, Nonstriving) outline subjective changes reported by each ...


Beyond Exile: The Ramayana As A Living Narrative Among Indo-Fijians In Fiji And New Zealand, Kevin Miller Dec 2014

Beyond Exile: The Ramayana As A Living Narrative Among Indo-Fijians In Fiji And New Zealand, Kevin Miller

Kevin C. Miller

Drawing on the themes of collective memory, cultural ideologies, and narrative constructions, this chapter proposes to examine the narrative of the Ramayana epic, its exegesis through performance, and its continued relevance to identity formation among Indo-Fijian Hindus both within Fiji and its Pacific Rim diaspora. Based on the recasting of the “twice-migrated” Indo-Fijian as the “twice-banished” by certain observers, we might expect the meaning of the Ramayana in the lives of Indo-Fijian Hindus in New Zealand to shift towards the theme of Rama’s exile, just as it did for the indentured laborers who made the original journey to Fiji ...


Kachin Sound Instruments Within The Context Of The Kachin Baptist Convention Of Northern Burma: History, Classification, And Uses, Walter Brath Apr 2013

Kachin Sound Instruments Within The Context Of The Kachin Baptist Convention Of Northern Burma: History, Classification, And Uses, Walter Brath

Masters Theses

This organology identifies and describes the Kachin's sound instruments, classifies them according to the Hornbostel-Sachs' system, and considers evidence of an indigenous classification scheme. Very little research exists to date on the music of the Kachin peoples of Northern Burma. This paper cites the only known indigenous organology and is the first English language study to extrapolate evidence into an emergent classification system. This qualitative study is based on ethnographic interviews, the minimal literature available on the topic, and participant observation drawn from fieldwork conducted in the Kachin State of Northern Burma (modern day Myanmar) during the months of ...


When Black Meets White In The Heart Of Worship: A Case-Study Of Musical Changes In A Multiracial Church, Serge Volpe Jul 2012

When Black Meets White In The Heart Of Worship: A Case-Study Of Musical Changes In A Multiracial Church, Serge Volpe

Masters Theses

The Worldwide Church of God began as a denomination relying on certain Jewish practices and other Euro-centric distinctions to define its' identity. In the New York City area, African-American churchgoers exceeded that of whites; yet church liturgy retained its European-American flavor. When the denomination underwent transformation in the 1990s, many congregants were unable to accept changes, including new musical styles, and reacted in a manner inconsistent with what church leaders had hoped for. This thesis examines what some African-Americans experienced during this period when liturgy changed to include music representative of their culture. Interviews were conducted with African-American churchgoers from ...


Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister Feb 2011

Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister

Division II Faculty Publications

Can musical sounds reveal history, or collective identity, or new notions of geography, in different ways than texts or migrating people themselves? This essay offers the idea that the sounds of music, with their capacity to index memories and associations, become sonic points on a cognitive compass that orients diasporic people in time and space. Whereas researchers often focus on the national diasporas produced through the recent shifts and flows of globalization, I illustrate some of the limits of the concept of national and ethnic diaspora to understand how Caribbean groups form networks and imagine themselves to be situated. This ...


Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2011

Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Can musical sounds reveal history, or collective identity, or new notions of geography, in different ways than texts or migrating people themselves? This essay offers the idea that the sounds of music, with their capacity to index memories and associations, become sonic points on a cognitive compass that orients diasporic people in time and space. Whereas researchers often focus on the national diasporas produced through the recent shifts and flows of globalization, I illustrate some of the limits of the concept of national and ethnic diaspora to understand how Caribbean groups form networks and imagine themselves to be situated. This ...


Moore, Julian "Jack" (Fa 536), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2011

Moore, Julian "Jack" (Fa 536), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 536. Sixteen music tracks recorded by Julian "Jack" Moore, soloist, accompanied by Mary Alice Black, pianist. The selections are chiefly hymns.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 43, No. 2, Susan Kalcik, Hilda Adam Kring, Regina Bendix, Mindy Brandt, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Patricia Irvin Cooper, John I. Schwarz Jr., Willard Wetzel Jan 1994

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 43, No. 2, Susan Kalcik, Hilda Adam Kring, Regina Bendix, Mindy Brandt, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Patricia Irvin Cooper, John I. Schwarz Jr., Willard Wetzel

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The America's Industrial Heritage Project: A Model for Cultural Tourism
• The Harmonists are Waiting for You
• The Quest for Authenticity in Tourism and Folklife Studies
• Tourism and the Old Order Amish
• The Log Cabin: Notes on its Structure and Dissemination
• On the Making of Die Union Choral Harmonie (1833): Evidence from Henry C. Eyer's Working Papers
• In Memoriam: Paul R. Wieand, a True Artist


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 3, Michael Colby, Donald Graves, Monica Pieper, William T. Parsons, Helen Urda Smith Apr 1987

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 3, Michael Colby, Donald Graves, Monica Pieper, William T. Parsons, Helen Urda Smith

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Die Farbarei: Bethlehem's 18th Century Dye House
• Daniel Sudermann, Schwenkfelder Hymn Writer
• The Pernicious Effects of Witness upon Plain-Worldly Relations
• Traditional Slovak Courtship and Wedding Customs
• Aldes un Neies / Old & New


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 25, No. 2, Marshall Joseph Becker, Robert F. Ulle, Victor C. Dieffenbach Jan 1976

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 25, No. 2, Marshall Joseph Becker, Robert F. Ulle, Victor C. Dieffenbach

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Shingle-Making: An Aspect of Early American Carpentry
• Popular Black Music in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia
• Powwowing among the Pennsylvania Germans
• Time in Traditional Culture - The Year Cycle: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 42


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 25, No. 1, Frank E. Mcdonald, Janet Hodel, Ronald L. Michael, Phil R. Jack, Louis Winkler, Richard Raichelson, Grant M. Stoltzfus Oct 1975

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 25, No. 1, Frank E. Mcdonald, Janet Hodel, Ronald L. Michael, Phil R. Jack, Louis Winkler, Richard Raichelson, Grant M. Stoltzfus

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Pennsylvania German Tombstone Art of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
• Rain Day in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
• Non-Ordinary Stoneware Pieces from New Geneva and Greensboro, Pennsylvania
• Pennsylvania German Astronomy and Astrology XIII: Conjunctions of 1683, 1694, and 1743
• The Social Context of Musical Instruments within the Pennsylvania German Culture
• Tourism and the Amish Way of Life
• Home Brewing Techniques: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 41


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 24, Folk Festival Supplement, Constantine Kermes, Lillian G. Kauffman, Nancy A. Delong, Dean Wright, Paul E. Zecher, John Rohrbach, Ada Robacker, Earl F. Robacker, Carl Ned Foltz, Helen Arndt, John E. Stinsmen, James J. Kelly Jul 1975

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 24, Folk Festival Supplement, Constantine Kermes, Lillian G. Kauffman, Nancy A. Delong, Dean Wright, Paul E. Zecher, John Rohrbach, Ada Robacker, Earl F. Robacker, Carl Ned Foltz, Helen Arndt, John E. Stinsmen, James J. Kelly

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Folk Images of Rural Pennsylvania
• Old Hymns in the Country Church
• The Kutztown Folk Festival is for Children Too
• A Forgotten Art Becoming Popular: Leathercraft
• In the Country Kitchen: Pennsylvania Dutch Dishes are Created by Instinct
• Visible but Unseen: The Festival Service Crews
• Festival Highlights
• Folk Festival Program
• Three Times - And Sold!
• Basketmaking at the Festival
• The Christmas House
• Music on the Main Stage
• Metal Casting in Sand at the Festival
• Windmills and Farm Water Supply: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 40


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 21, No. 2, Don Yoder, C. Lee Hopple, Friedrich Krebs, Rufus A. Grider, Gabriel Hartmann Jan 1972

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 21, No. 2, Don Yoder, C. Lee Hopple, Friedrich Krebs, Rufus A. Grider, Gabriel Hartmann

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Pennsylvania Germans: A Preliminary Reading List
• Spatial Development of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Plain Dutch Community to 1970: Part I
• Palatine Emigrants of the 18th Century
• Winter Album
• Emigrants from Dossenheim (Baden) in the 18th Century
• Farm Layouts and Building Plans: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 22


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 14, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Don Yoder, Berton E. Beck, William H. Kenney Iii, Clement Valletta, Richard Shaner Apr 1965

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 14, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Don Yoder, Berton E. Beck, William H. Kenney Iii, Clement Valletta, Richard Shaner

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Buckwheat Music
• The "Domestic Encyclopaedia" of 1803-1804
• Taming the Land
• Jacob Taylor and His Almanacs
• Italian Immigrant Life in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1890-1915
• Uni Day's Herb Garden