• Between the ears : acoustiographic representations of character interiority 

    Newton, Alex Michael (2011-05)
    This essay aims to explore acoustiographies of the interior and interpret the cultural impressions that they perpetuate. While I do consider the conventional iconographies of headphones and full-body suits (e.g., spacesuits) ...
  • Bulgarian bulge : jazz, subjectivity, and modernity in Bulgaria 

    McCormack, Ryan Sawyer (2011-08)
    This dissertation investigates various issues at play in the development and perpetuation of jazz in Bulgaria from the early-20th century until the present. In particular, I explore jazz’s emergence within the conceptualization ...
  • Callisto 

    Corry, Sara Jessica (2012-05)
    Callisto or Jupiter IV is one of 66 moons of the planet Jupiter. Discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610, it is the third-largest moon in the Solar System. It is thought that Callisto’s surface has evolved primarily through ...
  • ccMixter : creative commons in action 

    Dunham, Ian Paul (2011-08)
    ccMixter.org, an online remix community that uses Creative Commons licenses to protect and promote their work, is a unique site of musical activity whose discourse is shaped by an egalitarian ideology. However, simultaneously ...
  • Charting rhythmic energy in Nuyorican salsa music 

    Teague, Anna Monroe (2015-05)
    There are many statements from members of the salsa community (including scholars, musicians, and dancers) that mention the presence, gaining, or waning of metaphorical rhythmic energy. Since many salsa sources employ ...
  • Cognitive dimensions of instrumental jazz improvisation 

    Fidlon, James Daniel (2011-05)
    Jazz improvisation represents one of the more impressive examples of human creative behavior, but as yet there has been little systematic investigation of its cognitive bases. The results of three studies that this ...
  • The compositional nature and performance practice of the Grave of Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata in C, BWV 564 

    Ahlman, Christopher Stephen (2011-05)
    The compositional peculiarities of the Grave of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata in C, BWV 564 make authoritative performance practice of the same quite difficult. Often, disparate solutions concerning the performance ...
  • Concerto for piano and wind ensemble 

    Stanton, Zachary Kane, 1983- (2012-05)
    Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble is a 16-minute work for piano and winds, brass, and percussion. Although piano is my primary instrument, I have written relatively little for it. With this piece I sought to write a ...
  • Concerto for violin and wind ensemble 

    Camacho, Hermes (2011-05)
    Concerto for violin and wind ensemble is a 25-minute virtuosic work for the violin and accompanying winds, brass, and percussion. As a trained violinist, among the first works I learned were the concerti of J.S. Bach. Thus, ...
  • A critical edition of Georg Philipp Telemann’s Missa sopra Christ lag in Todesbanden (TWV 9:3) 

    Garrett, Monte A. (2010-12)
    The purpose of the treatise is to provide the first modern edition of one of Telemann's “Lutheran masses” and a discussion of the work in its historical, stylistic, and liturgical context. In his lifetime, Georg Philipp ...
  • The earliest instrument : ritual power and fertility magic of the flute in Upper Paleolithic culture 

    Neal, Lana Carol (2013-12)
    The present study examines the earliest known musical instruments, Upper Paleolithic flutes. Flutes dating to the Upper Paleolithic period are the oldest musical instruments that have survived in the archeological record. ...
  • EMF 

    Stoffregen, Robert Max (2012-05)
    EMF Duration: c.a. 15 minutes Robert Max Stoffregen, M. Music The University of Texas at Austin, 2012 Supervisor: Russell Pinkston Co- Supervisor: Bruce Pennycook This piano trio is an extension of my ...
  • Encomium 

    Johnston, Bradley Keith (2010-12)
    Encomium celebrates the life and contribution of Pianist and Master Teacher Jane Allen Ritter. She is mine and so many other’s musical mother.
  • Fantasia in f-minor 

    Menefield, William Owen (2011-05)
    This dissertation is a fantasia in f-minor for piano and orchestra. The accompanying treatise is an analysis of the piece, which discusses the composer’s influence and inspiration, as well as issues of form, melody, ...
  • From darbuka to dümbelek : the Turkish goblet-shaped drum and the construction of difference 

    Ragheb, Nicholas Joseph (2012-05)
    This report examines the linguistic, physical, and social construction of the goblet-shaped drum in recent Turkish history. Following recent trends in organological scholarship towards a more socially situated analysis of ...
  • Gender fluidity : an alternative image of women (and men), and a critique of the colonialist legacy 

    Tang, Jin, master of music (2011-08)
    Chinese feudal women have long been identified as victims of the Chinese Confucian patriarchy and discussed in terms of notions of backwardness, dependency, female passivity, biological inferiority, intellectual inability, ...
  • The Gradual of St. Yrieix in eleventh-century Aquitaine 

    Sherrill, William Manning (2011-05)
    During the eleventh century the Aquitanian monastery of St. Yrieix, located forty kilometers south of Limoges, acquired a new gradual, a manuscript containing the liturgical Mass chants for the year. The Gradual of St. ...
  • Grand Central for chamber orchestra, live audio processing, and video projections 

    Dicke, Ian James (2012-05)
    Grand Central is a twenty-minute multi-media work for chamber orchestra, live audio processing, and video projections. The piece was commissioned by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's New Music Ensemble, and will ...
  • Gregorian chant, polyphony, and "pride of place": contextualizing Roman Catholic liturgical music 

    Gonzalez, Ramon J. (2009-08)
    Sacrosanctum concilium, the Second Vatican Council’s constitution on the liturgy, is often cited by scholars when assessing and commenting upon Roman Catholic liturgical music in the Council’s reception period, that is, ...
  • Hearing voices 

    Gradone, James Pierce (2011-05)
    Hearing Vvices is a four-movement instrumental work for clarinet, violin, cello and piano. The title is a reference to both the formal structure and surface features of the music. Structurally, the piece resembles a ...