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  • COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF MOVEMENT ONE OF JENNIFER HIGDON’S VIOLIN CONCERTO 

    Green, Brittany (East Carolina University, 2018-07-20)
    Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) is quickly becoming one of the most performed and sought after American composers of our time. Her works have been played by all major American orchestras, along with several major European ...
  • AN ANALYSIS OF ALFRED SCHNITTKE'S POLYSTYLISM IN HIS STRING QUARTET NO. 3 (1983) 

    Herndon, Dallas J (East Carolina University, 2018-07-30)
    The study of polystylism and its role in the history of music is a relatively new idea; Alfred Schnittke is often regarded as the first true proponent of the term, and the bulk of his compositional output did not begin ...
  • SYMPHONY NO. 2 “SYMPHONY OF CHORALES” BY LUKAS FOSS: A STUDY IN COLLAGE AND MUSICAL BORROWING 

    Powers, Alec (East Carolina University, 2018-07-20)
    In his second symphony, the Symphony of Chorales (1958), Foss seems to be struggling to merge two identities, his Stravinskian Neoclassicism and his improvisation-influenced experimentalism. The mature Foss is first able ...
  • Ty Matson: Senior Recital, Trombone 

    Matson, Ty Christian (East Carolina University, 2018-05-24)
    This Senior Honors Project is entitled “Ty Matson: Senior Recital, Trombone.” The author of the project is Ty Matson. The Senior Honors Project was the preparation and performance of my senior trombone recital, with program ...
  • THE FOUNDATION OF MUSIC 

    Castillo, Jean (East Carolina University, 2018-05-01)
    Music is a powerful tool that can be heard all over the world. It is used as a means of expressing emotions, overcoming obstacles, and establishing an identity as an individual and as a culture. I plan to create a program ...
  • The Emotional Effect of Musical Underscoring in the Play columbinus 

    Rogers, Jessica (East Carolina University, 2018-05-03)
    One of the most debated political topics in today’s media is the prominence of school shootings. During a time of discourse, artists typically use this energy to enhance their work and create emotional pieces of art that ...
  • The Effect of NFL Protest for TV Viewership 

    Phillips, Austin (East Carolina University, 2018-05-01)
    Two things have significantly impacted the National Football League (NFL) in the last year: First, there was a decrease of viewership of around 9.7% in the last Nielsen ratings of 2017 (Rovell, 2018). Second, the protests ...
  • Object Stories Through Visual Prints 

    Bornheimer, Jennifer L (East Carolina University, 2018-05-24)
    I have been fascinated by the shapes and textures of objects, how their properties not only capture beauty, but also tell stories of intent and use. My goal for this project was to investigate these objects, learn their ...
  • Lovable Lunatic: The Life & Lyrics of Dorothy Fields 

    Piner, Talen Reid (East Carolina University, 2018-05-01)
    There are not enough artistic pieces that celebrate and feature powerful women. In addition, the number of men cast in most theatrical productions usually double the number of women: the production 1776, produced here at ...
  • IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE TABLE: A CREATIVE ENDEAVOR IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE 

    Weddle, Kaitlin Sarah (East Carolina University, 2018-05-04)
    I’ve wanted to be a musical theatre performer since I was a little girl. I loved to sing and dance and play pretend, and being able to study what I love is an utter blessing. I’ve learned that in order to accomplish what ...
  • Flute Music Throughout the Years 

    Koloustroubis, Katerina Elizabeth (East Carolina University, 2018-05-03)
    To fulfill the Senior Honors Project requirements, I have chosen to partake in a senior recital performance of flute works from a range of eras, genres, and styles. As I began my musical journey at the mere age of three, ...
  • Florestan and Eusebius: A Look into the Critical and Creative Mindset of Robert Schumann Through the Study of Selected Writings and Fantasiestücke op. 73 für Klavier und Klarinette 

    Lewis, Lauren B (East Carolina University, 2018-05-24)
    Robert Schumann was an extremely influential composer and music critic during the Romantic era. Recognized for his strong connection between literature and music, musicians remember Schumann as one of the great composers ...
  • Lovable Lunatic: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields 

    Leach, Caitlyn Joyce (East Carolina University, 2018-05-01)
    There are not enough artistic pieces that celebrate and feature powerful women. In addition, the number of men cast in most theatrical productions usually double the number of women: the production 1776, produced here at ...
  • Thoughts on Temporal Perception's Relativity in Grisey's Vortex Temporum and Voss's Perspectives 

    Voss, Emerson (East Carolina University, 2017-07-21)
    This thesis centers around a comparative analysis between an instrumental work, Vortex Temporum (1995), by Gérard Grisey (1946-98), and a mixed media work by Emerson Voss (b. 1991), Perspectives (2017). This essay articulates ...
  • Cultural Mansters 

    Wells, Andrew Ross (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    This document is written in support of the thesis exhibition, Cultural Mansters, which represents and supports the idea of using satire and non-threatening imagery as tools to create a discourse on sociopolitical topics. ...
  • Fragile: Handle with Care 

    Rubio, Hosanna (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Memory has always been dearly held in my family, and easily lost. I watched as my loved ones surrounded themselves with objects that acted as physical anchors to the full lives they had lived, the places they had been, and ...
  • A STUDY ON THE MUSIC EDUCATOR’S VIEW OF MENTORSHIP IN NORTH CAROLINA 

    Martel, Jenna L (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the overall perception of the mentorship-training program in the state of North Carolina through the music educator lens. Four main questions guided this study: (1) What are the ...
  • An Explanation of Sympathetic Magic 

    Banks, Greg (East Carolina University, 2017-04-27)
    These supernatural stories come to life from my research as new photographs appropriated from my family albums and vernacular images to create visual folklore about the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. The images ...
  • A Childhood Memoir Under Construction 

    Mohsen, Abir Abu (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Sanctuary, a noun identifying a place of safety, refuge, or shelter, may also refer to a Holy place, or a sacred place. It is also the concept in which I identify a home, a place that is meant to provide fulfillment to our ...
  • Identity Informed Then Performed 

    Ingle, Alexandra (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    The concept of identity is constructed by societal means, and for the individual, it may be interpreted in many ways. Identity can be recognized by external means such as the clothes a person chooses to wear, but it can ...

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