Recent Submissions

  • [2015-09-01] THE EDGE-MAN OF BAYREUTH: RICHARD WAGNER, LIMINAL SPACE, AND THE POWER OF POTENTIAL 

    Jensen, Heidi Lee
    The present study explores Richard Wagner’s strategic use of liminal space in identity construction, as a means of navigating difficult life circumstances, gaining prestige as composer/historic figure, and as a method to ...
  • [2015-09-01] RECONSIDERING FIBICH’S ŠÁRKA: MYTH, GENDER, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NATION 

    Gregusova, Barbora
    This work reassesses the standard consensus of Zdeněk Fibich’s (1850-1900) compositional aesthetic in his most popular opera Šárka (1896). Through the use of an interdisciplinary analysis, I set out a new interpretation. ...
  • [2015-06-26] One of the Guys: The Experiences of Three Women Conductors in Collegiate Band Programs 

    Jones, Courtney
    For years women have fought for gender equality. Today women still struggle to be taken seriously in many fields dominated by men, including the music world. This qualitative study looks at the experiences of three women ...
  • [2014-07-12] Micah J. Hood - Selected Musical Works from 2011-2013 

    Hood, Micah
    This manuscript is a collection of musical compositions written by Micah Hood while a graduate student at the University of New Mexico. Each musical work fulfills a composition portfolio requirement as stated in the 2012 ...
  • [2013-09-03] CULTIVATION OF PERSONALITY:I. FESTER, II. INVICTUS, III. STRING THEORY, IV. THIS TOO, SHALL PASS 

    Trujillo, Issac
    My composition portfolio includes four different pieces of music which reflect my study at the University of New Mexico. The first piece, Fester, is a piece for electric trombone and fixed media. The focus is placed on ...
  • [2013-09-03] Composition Portfolio 

    Elrod, Jonah
    Composition Portfolio is a collection of four music compositions that were written during my time spent at the University of New Mexico. A Spotless Moon is for B-flat clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion. The piece uses ...
  • [2013-09-03] Salvation Triptych 

    Bakken, Jeremy
    Salvation Triptych is a three movement composition for choir, winds, strings, and percussion. The texts include the traditional Kyrie and two Christian texts from the 4th-5th Centuries: The Word of the Cross by Paulinus ...
  • [2013-01-30] Part I: Composition Portfolio ; Part II: The Integration of Free-Improvisation in the College Music Curriculum 

    Saletta, Andrew
    Part I: Composition Portfolio includes the scores of seven of my original compositions. Pelayo Finds the Old Man is a piece for flute, clarinet in B-flat, percussionist, and recording. Sre Koit is a choral piece written ...
  • [2012-08-27] More: for Solo Violin and Orchestra 

    Harvey, Jessica L
    This piece was written for solo violin and orchestra using several compositional ideas from the twentieth-century. It is in rhetorical form and is overall a movement from light to dark in orchestration, texture, and ...
  • [2012-08-27] Prélude 

    Bayley, Christopher
    The objective of my musical study has been to experiment with the wealth of variation in timbre that is available to acoustic and electroacoustic instruments. Prélude is an example of a large-scale music compositions that ...
  • [2012-07-03] From Ear to Foot: How Intuitive Choreographers Interpret Music. 

    Wilden, Sabine
    What is the relationship between music and dance? Specifically, when choreographers interpret music with movement, what in the music are they responding to? When faced with ambiguities in the music, such as conflicting ...
  • [2012-07-02] A Comprehensive Approach to Teaching the Blues in the Music Classroom 

    Balagurchik, James
    The purpose of this thesis is to provide music educators with suggestions of how to make the blues a part of their instruction and present this unique art form as a vibrant and ‘living’ genre critical to the understanding ...
  • [2012-07-02] Cave Paintings By Firelight 

    Amend, Michael
    Cave Paintings By Firelight is a single movement work composed for wind symphony. The piece revolves around an eight-note collection that is reduced to prime form (012356t). There is also a heavy emphasis on the pitch-classes ...
  • [2011-07-01] On a Rose of Coals: Scherzo and Variations for String Quartet 

    Rothschild, Robert
    On a Rose of Coals is a single movement composed for string quartet and is approximately eleven minutes in duration. The work revolves around ostinati which incorporate rhythmic characteristics of West African and Balkan ...
  • [2010-09-10] Use Your Words: For Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra 

    Shields, James
    Use Your Words is scored for solo clarinet, flute doubling piccolo, English horn doubling oboe, bass clarinet, two trumpets, two trombones, two percussion, piano doubling celeste, two violins, viola, two cellos, and ...
  • [2010-09-10] Life: Blood. Water. Seeds. Water. Oxygen. 

    Kear, Zack
    Several basic biological needs must be satisfied for a Human to remain alive on this planet. Despite cultural differences, differences in belief systems and language barriers, four Human biological needs we have in common ...

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