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  1. Effects of Applied Music Composition and Improvisation Assignments on Sight-Reading Ability, Learning in Music Theory and Quality in Soprano Recorder Playing

    Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of applied improvisation and composition assignments that were related to and reinforcing of curriculum content on fifth-grade students' ability to sight-read traditional music notation, ability to learn to play the soprano recorder, and understanding of music theory. Specifically, the research...
    Keyword: recorder, divergent, composition, creativity, convergent, and learning
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Lois Veenhoven Guderian
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. A Qualitative Examination of Undergraduate Music Students' Compositional Identity

    Description: The primary purpose of this study was to describe what comprises an undergraduate compositional identity. Building upon recent research investigating musical identities with a social psychological framework (Macdonald, Hargreaves, & Miell, 2002), I examined the confluence of socially based experiences that shaped four undergraduate composers' lives. Specifically, this study investigated...
    Keyword: case study, composition, storyboards, undergraduate music majors, creativity, and music education
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Bruce Allen Carter
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/31/2018
    Date Modified: 08/31/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. Nature Music: Prerecorded Nature Sounds in Electroacoustic Composition

    Description: Since Ottorino Respighi included the recording of a nightingale in his Pini di Roma (1924), composers have used prerecorded nature sounds, or field recordings, to help establish a specific sense of place. The purpose of this project is to examine how modern composers utilize field recordings to create natural-world settings,...
    Keyword: electroacoustic, mason bates, bird song, ottorino respighi, dma project, insect sound, alex shapiro, nature sound, prerecorded, composition, and whale song
    Subject: Conducting
    Creator: Joseph E. Higgins
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/10/2018
    Date Modified: 02/02/2018
    Date Created: 2017-12-09
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation