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  • Culver, Lauren (University of Oregon, 2019-01-11)
    The purpose of this study was to examine conductors’ behavior and use of rehearsal time in high school and collegiate orchestra rehearsals. In this study, eight conductors (high school, n = 4, college, n = 4) were video ...
  • Hollenbaugh, Kelsey (University of Oregon, 2019-01-11)
    This study was an investigation of the instructional strategies used by both Suzuki and non-Suzuki teachers when teaching private studio violin lessons. This study was conducted in two phases. In phase one, participants ...
  • 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, ...
  • Korzeniewski, Emily (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    The poet and composer Guillaume de Machaut is unique in the fourteenth century for his massive complete-works volumes. However, a potentially anachronistic view of the poet-composer’s relation to auctoritas has developed ...
  • 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), ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Smith, Timothy (University of Oregon, 2020-02-27)
    For this thesis, I have composed a concerto for percussion ensemble and chamber orchestra. The instrumentation of the chamber orchestra is flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, trombone, tuba, Casiotone organ, two violins, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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