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    • ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, INDIVIDUALITY AND AUTHENTICITY IN CHOPIN PERFORMANCE 

      Strickland, Elizabeth (University of Oregon, 2016-06)
      The ability to perform Chopin fluently is an essential skill for any accomplished classical pianist. Chopin composed primarily for solo piano, and his technical and musical mastery of the instrument allowed him to write ...
    • Being Unable to Conduct Bruckner: Gender Discrimination in the Classical Conducting World 

      Hollowell, Alessandra Clair (University of Oregon, 2016-06)
      Classical music conductors throughout time have overwhelmingly been white and male and this is not due to chance. It has been only in the past thirty years that women have been able to become conductors, which is traditionally ...
    • "It Was Just for Fun": Taarab and the Construction of Community Identity in Two Kenyan Towns 

      Owen, Caleb Edwin (University of Oregon, 2009-11-26)
      This thesis chronicles taarab, a popular genre of music, in Lamu and Matadoni, two communities on the coast of Kenya. My thesis argues that taarab, despite growing as popular and widespread in urban areas, developed as a ...
    • October 26, 1954: Building Ideology on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain 

      Takeo, Colin (University of Oregon, 2016-12)
      October 26, 1954 was a day for constructing ideology. This thesis explores the building – successful and not – of ideology on that day in both the United States and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in the form of music ...
    • SEEING CHANGE: Techniques of Transition in the Three-Dimensional Space of Recorded Popular Song 

      Zatarain, Maxwell Christian (University of Oregon, 2015-11)
      This thesis presents a study of the recorded form of popular music through a visual lens. It seeks to show how we conceive of music visually through spatio-visual language such as high-pitch and low-pitch, and how these ...
    • SPACE, SOUND, AND THE DIGITAL ORGAN 

      Bean, Alexander (University of Oregon, 2016-06)
      The digital organ is a unique instrument. The acoustic pipe organ is fixed in one location with a limited number of of stops available to the organist. In contrast, the digital organ is mobile and, when used in combination ...
    • The Things We Do to Each Other: Songs 

      Rivet, Mitchell (University of Oregon, 2014-12)
      This thesis is a collection of original compositions designed to exemplify an understanding of popular music forms and the compositional potential they possess. The intent is not to journey into a specific genre, but rather ...
    • Two Guys in a Lunatic Asylum: A Suite 

      Baxter, Quinn (University of Oregon, 2014-06)
      This work is a creative thesis which attempts to detail the thematic inspiration and historical context which were integral in composing my suite, Two Guys in a Lunatic Asylum. I have also included a comprehensive analysis ...
    • What Is Galant Counterpoint?: Examining the Strict Treatment of Folk Melody in Eighteenth-century Music 

      Singer, Daniel Pecos (University of Oregon, 2014-06)
      Throughout the eighteenth century, folk melody found itself constricted within the confines of the Classical art music tradition. The clearest evidence of this relationship appears in the fugal treatment of folk melody. ...