Recent Submissions

  • Tonal Ambiguity in Debussy's Piano Works 

    Uchida, Rika (University of Oregon, 1990-12)
    Claude Debussy lived at a special point in the history of Music: .the turning point from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. As many of his contemporaries did, he tried to free himself from all the limitations of ...
  • Reconstructing the Mothership: Meaning and History in the Music of P-Funk 

    Whitman, Kevin (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    During the 1970s, the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, or P-Funk, performed a unique type of funk music that impacted the lives and culture of generations of fans. Their music has been a vital force in the developments ...
  • Concerto Grosso No. 1 

    Quiroga, Martin (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This concerto is the composer’s conversation with the past. In four movements, each one embodies a traditional musical form. The work is a continually transforming kaleidoscope of relentless virtuosity, fanciful flights ...
  • Aural Abjections and Dancing Dystopias: Sonic Signifiers in Video Game Horror 

    Merriner, Ashley (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    For centuries, the horror genre has ensnared audiences across generations and genre lines: ballet, opera, literature, poetry, film, and, most recently, video games have all utilized the power of terror to shock, horrify, ...
  • Scenes from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke 

    Sadaka, Ramsey (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    Scenes from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke is a twenty-five minute work for violin and small ensemble. The accompanimental ensemble consists of flute (doubling alto flute), Bb clarinet, viola, cello, percussion (crotales ...
  • Form, Style, and Influence in the Chamber Music of Antonin Dvořák 

    Rockwood, Mark (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    The last thirty years have seen a resurgence in the research of sonata form. One groundbreaking treatise in this renaissance is James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy’s 2006 monograph Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and ...
  • Shim Shammin': Essentials for Teaching Jazz Dance in Higher Education 

    Salfran, Lindsey (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    The purpose of this study is to explore teaching jazz dance in higher education. I investigate three research avenues: the role of music and its effect in the studio, crucial movement and conceptual elements, and historical ...
  • Background Structures and Narrative in Music by Women 

    Mau, Amelia (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This thesis explores the use of modified Schenkerian analysis and how it relates to a feminine narrative in a piece of music. In music theory literature about music by women, Schenkerian analysis is a tool that is often ...
  • Dialogic Form, Harmonic Schemata, and Expressive Meaning in the Songs of Broadway 

    Tovar, Dale (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This thesis addresses the matter of convention in Broadway songs of the song and dance era. Composers worked with implicit, regular procedures in the commercial aesthetic of the 1920s and 1930s New York theater industry. ...
  • An Inquiry Into Men's Experiences In Collegiate Dance 

    Henderson, Bryant (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This qualitative research study was designed to gain a deeper, more profound understanding of the lived experiences of collegiate male dancers. Through three phases of research, this study uncovered societal and familial ...
  • Dance Science and Somatics in Training and Performance 

    Andersen, Hannah (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This mixed methods investigation analyzes the effect of a novel somatics training program on dance skills. Fourteen dancers were divided into treatment and control groups. The treatment group participated in an eight-week ...
  • The Banshee: A Chamber Opera in One Act 

    Daly, Daniel (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This opera is the composer’s fanciful speculation on the origin of the banshee, a character out of Irish legend whose keening is a herald of death. In three scenes, the opera tells the story of a witch whose quest for power ...
  • Veil and Tonsure: Stuttgart 95, Devotional Music, and the Discursive Construction of Gender in Thirteenth-Century Double Houses 

    Purcell-Joiner, Lauren (University of Oregon, 2017-05-01)
    This dissertation provides the first full-scale musicological study of Stuttgart 95, a thirteenth-century song book, formerly thought to be from the abbey of Weingarten. Upon further examination, it is clear that rather ...
  • A Piece of Steak: A Chamber Opera 

    Sackmann, David (University of Oregon, 2017-05-01)
    A Piece of Steak is a chamber opera in four scenes based on the Jack London short story of the same name. The piece is composed for five operatic soloists, a chorus, a voice actor, and a Pierrot ensemble with percussion, ...
  • The Use of Guitar in Anton Webern's Op. 18 and its Influence on His Late Works 

    Shanley, Adam (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
    Anton Webern’s Op. 18 stands at nearly the exact center of his published work. Though it was in his Op. 17 that Webern began working with ordered pitches, there are some logistic struggles evident in his diversions from ...
  • Malleable Mindsets: Rethinking Instructional Design in Undergraduate Music Theory 

    Naxer, Meghan (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
    This dissertation explores why undergraduate music theory students may not be motivated in their classes and how we can begin to improve music theory pedagogy by addressing the negative preconceptions surrounding the subject ...
  • Reflection and Introspection in the Film Scores of Thomas Newman 

    Oden, Chelsea (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
    The most transformative moments in life cause us to look both backward (reflection) and inward (introspection). Likewise, reflective and introspective moments in film often align with important plot points. Separating ...
  • History, Implementation, and Pedagogical Implications of an Updated System of Functional Analysis 

    Abrahamson, Krista (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
    This dissertation follows the history of functional ideas and their pedagogy, illuminates with many examples the implementation of my updated system of Functional Analysis, and discusses the pedagogical implications that ...
  • Echoes of a Sonic Habitat 

    Stiefel, Andrew (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
    Echoes of a Sonic Habitat is a forty-minute work for small ensemble in five movements. While the artist-in-residence at Crater Lake National Park in 2012, I created a series of field recordings that became the basis for ...
  • Analysis of Rhythm in Rap Music 

    Zavortink, Matthew (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
    Although the analysis of popular music has become widely accepted by theorists, rap and related genres are still relatively unexplored. The small body of existing literature suggests several promising analytic methods, ...

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