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    • 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, ...
    • Aesthetics of Objectivism in Igor Stravinsky's Neoclassical Works 

      Lee, SunHwa (University of Oregon, 2012)
      This thesis examines Stravinsky’s aesthetics of objectivism, as described in his own book and displayed in three different genres from his neoclassical period: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920), Perséphone (1933), ...
    • Age of legends 

      Stewart, Seth (University of Oregon, 2011-12)
      Age of Legends is an original orchestral composition in three movements, of approximately twenty minutes in duration. In the tradition of the literature-inspired symphonic poem, the piece is based on the celebrated fiction ...
    • Alan Hovhaness and the Creation of the 'Modern Free Noh Play' 

      Kinnear, Tyler, 1985- (University of Oregon, 2009-06)
      American composer Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) published twelve operatic works during his career. Eight of these staged productions were written between the years 1959 and 1969. During these ten years Hovhaness immersed ...
    • The Amber of the Moment 

      Knippel, Mark Jacob, 1983- (University of Oregon, 2011-06)
      <italic>The Amber of the Moment</italic> is a thirteen-minute composition for orchestra. Inspiration for this piece is drawn from two sources: the novel <italic>Slaughterhouse Five</italic> by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and my ...
    • Amergin and Cessair 

      Eisenband, David (University of Oregon, 2014-06-17)
      Amergin and Cessair is a musical setting of the text "Amergin and Cessair: A Battle of Poetic Incantation" by Michael Meade and Erica Helm Meade. The music takes the form of a dramatic "duet," scored for double choir and ...
    • An American Belly Dancer 

      Polynone, Devon (University of Oregon, 2012)
      The purpose of this research was to investigate the creative process of six professional American Belly Dancers: Shannon Conklin, Elena Villa, Lila McDaniel, TC Skinner, Manny Garcia, and Cera Byer. I took a class with ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • An Analysis of the Chorales in Three Chopin Nocturnes: Op. 32, No.2; Op. 55, No.1; and the Nocturne in C# Minor (without opus number) 

      Heyer, David J., 1979- (University of Oregon, 2008-03)
      Several of Chopin's nocturnes contain interesting chorales. This study discusses three such works-the Nocturnes in C# Minor (without opus number), A-flat Major (Op. 32, No.2), and F Minor (Op. 55, No.1). The chorales in ...
    • The Aquitanian Sacred Repertoire in Its Cultural Context: An Examination of Petri clavigeri kari, In hoc anni circulo, and Cantu miro summa laude 

      Recek, Andrea Rose, 1980- (University of Oregon, 2008-09)
      Medieval Aquitaine was a vibrant region in terms of its politics, religion, and culture, and these interrelated aspects of life created a fertile environment for musical production. A rich manuscript tradition has ...
    • Arthur Saint-Leon’s The Little Humpbacked Horse in Context 

      Manela, Aaron Daniel (University of Oregon, 2011-06)
      In this study I examine representations of antisemitism, fantasy, and cultural imperialism in the 1864 ballet The Little Humpbacked Horse, composed by Cesare Pugni and choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon. As the creative ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Big Prelude for Orchestra 

      Strand, Kenneth Allan, 1974- (University of Oregon, 2009-03)
      This thesis is a study in large-scale musical form and utilization of the Western symphony orchestra. It explores the problems of large-scale musical structure by employing symmetrical, yet radically contrasting sections ...
    • The Birthday of the Infanta: An Early Twentieth-Century Chicago Ballet Contextualized 

      Lanctot, Heather (University of Oregon, 2012)
      The Birthday of the Infanta, a ballet that was created by John Alden Carpenter, Adolph Bolm, and Robert Edmond Jones, was performed at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on December 23, 1919 and the Lexington Theatre in New ...
    • Body Talk: Choreographic Revelations on a Dancer's Body Image and Experience 

      Katzman, Laura Brooks, 1984- (University of Oregon, 2011-06)
      The purpose of my choreographic research is to challenge traditional tendencies in Western culture that objectify the dancing body and instead suggest different ways of understanding and seeing the body. My research ...
    • The Canticle of the Black Madonna 

      Gans-Morse, Ethan (University of Oregon, 2013-10-03)
      The Canticle of the Black Madonna is an original opera-oratorio in two acts, comprising 27 pieces for six operatic soloists, mixed chorus, and chamber orchestra. It is based on an original libretto by Tiziana DellaRovere ...
    • Changes in interns and cooperating teachers during music student teaching 

      Posegate, Stephen C., 1954- (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
      This descriptive study collected both qualitative data and quantitative data to gain an increased understanding of changes in interns and cooperating teachers during student teaching in music. Five dyads consisting of an ...
    • Chord-Specific Scalar Material in Classical Music: An Adaptation of Jazz Chord-Scale Theory 

      Pokorny, Andrew (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      Jazz chord-scale theory identifies scales that can be used to embellish a particular type of chord. It has fostered the notion that chords can generate their own local scales. This idea as well as many of the scale types ...