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    • Form, Melody, and Rhythm in Gabriela Ortiz’s Altar De Muertos and Aroma Foliado 

      Alanis Barradas, Felix (December 2)
      Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz is establishing a personal and contemporary musical language through the combination of Mexican folk elements with twentieth- and twenty-first-century musical techniques. Although her music ...
    • Heitor Villa-Lobos's Use of Indigenous Brazilian Musical Elements in the Sonata-Fantasia No. 2 for Violin and Piano 

      Grube, Benjamin J. (December 2)
      Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) was fascinated with the indigenous cultures of his country, Brazil. This study analyzes indigenous elements that make up major portions of his Sonata-Fantasia No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1914). ...
    • Interactions between Text and Music in Three Pieces by Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and Tom Johnson 

      Ibemere, Gracie U. (2018-05)
      The twentieth century brought about an increase in the solo repertoire for the double bass. Composers began seeking ways to challenge double bassists, and one way to do this was to add narration. This essay focuses on three ...
    • Lei Liang’s Compositional Philosophy and My Windows 

      Zhou, Hanqing (December 2)
      Lei Liang (b.1972), a Chinese composer of the new wave, has earned his place in the world of contemporary music through his philosophical approach to composition. Both Eastern and Western cultures have influenced Liang’s ...
    • Narrative Analysis of Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Harp 

      Sliva, Abigail Lee Jackson; 0000-0003-2209-7264 (December 2)
      Hindemith’s Sonata for Harp is a three-movement work with a poem by Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty attached to the third movement. The first and second movements are presented as Type 3 sonata forms with romance archetypes. ...
    • Post-war Ethos in Darius Milhaud's Violin Concerto No. 2 

      Capparelli Gerling, Ingrid Elizabeth; 0000-0002-7558-2557 (December 2)
      This study examines Darius Milhaud’s Violin Concerto No. 2, op. 263, within the context of Milhaud’s middle stylistic period and the post-World War II years. The essay highlights the effect of World War II on the composer ...
    • Ritmoplastia By Cacilda Borges Barbosa: A Performing Edition 

      Dos Santos Lima, Leticia; 0000-0001-6803-0239 (2019-12)
      This study presents a performing edition of the method Ritmoplastia created by the Brazilian composer Cacilda Borges Barbosa (1914-2010). Barbosa created Ritmoplastia as a means of recording popular and folkloric Brazilian ...
    • Sigismund Toduta and Sacred Music in Communist Romania 

      Mut, Andreea Mariana (2015-12)
      Sigismund Toduta is one of the most important figures in twentieth-century Romanian music, but he had the misfortune of living during the communist era when artistic choices were subject to state censorship. Toduta had to ...
    • The Spanish Language as a Conceptual and Corrective Tool in the Classical Vocal Technique 

      Canedo, Blas Alberto; 0000-0002-8319-8758 (2019-05)
      A clear tone, vibrant and balanced chiaroscuro, and rich vocal timbre are desired qualities in classical singing. This project proposes that significant benefits in these qualities can be achieved when the Spanish language ...
    • Vocal Acoustics And The Messa Di Voce 

      Gregory, Lee (2019-12)
      This paper examines the historical development of the messa di voce, a simple crescendo-decrescendo on a single pitch. The messa di voce demands technical control over breath energy, glottal resistance, vocal tract ...
    • Western and Brazilian Sound in Francisco Mignone’s Valsas Chôro 

      Dann, Katharina Jackson; 0000-0003-2911-5672 (December 2)
      Composer Francisco Mignone’s contribution to Brazilian musical nationalism is illustrated by his Valsas Chôro, a set of twelve waltzes for solo piano. In this project, I argue that in the Valsas Chôro Mignone fused Western ...