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Lights in the Night for violin and orchestra
Lights in the Night is written for solo violin and orchestra. This piece consists of three movements, inspired by three different kinds of "nightscapes". The overall structure of the piece follows a traditional three-movement ...
Outfacing the storm : songs from the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
Outfacing the Storm is a song cycle that tells the story of the spectacular failure-turned-triumph of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Expedition was an attempt to trek overland ...
Disciplining the popular : new institutions for Argentine music education as cultural systems
This dissertation focuses on a recent but growing movement in Argentina, state-sponsored formal institutions of popular music education. The musics taught in these schools – tango, jazz, and Argentine folk idioms – have ...
A hero's journey : a modern musical exploration of the monomyth
This thesis presents and analyzes the author's original jazz composition "A Hero's Journey," based on the ancient and widespread storytelling pattern that Joseph Campbell called the "monomyth." Using major concepts from ...
Flare for orchestra based on poetry by Mary Oliver
“Flare for orchestra based on poetry by Mary Oliver” is a three-movement work based on the poem “Flare,” by Mary Oliver. In “Flare,” the emotional and expressive content of the poetry is captured in the programmatic narrative ...
Walk the Earth for large symphony orchestra
Walk the Earth is about the unexpected discoveries one may find when taking the road less traveled. My music is often autobiographical, drawing from a deep interest in connections between the natural world and human ...