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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

A Novel Jazz Music Curriculum for Young Children: Results of A Pilot Study , Jazmin D. Ghent

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Where We Live and Learn to Know: An Oral History of the Rochelle High School Music Program , John Sargeant

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

School Music Administration During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Trauma, Loss, Meaning, Change, and Innovation , Christopher Burns

Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure Songwriting Self-Efficacy (SSES) with Secondary Music Students , Patrick K. Cooper

Measuring Parental Involvement as Parental Actions in Children’s Private Music Lessons in China , Cancan Cui

Instrumental Music Instruction and Executive Functions: A Cross-Sectional Study of Romanian Children (10-12 Years) , Adrian Sorin Iordache

Racial and Ethnic Difference in Music Performance Self-Efficacy Among Undergraduate Students , George W. Shannon Ii

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Vocal Health of Choral Singers from Kenya and the United States: Dysphonia and Vocal Fatigue in Relation to Musical Genres , Morgan Jolley Burburan

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Two Phenomena in Contemporary Music Education: Mental Toughness and the Law , Jason R. Sivill

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

The Making of a Nationally Recognized Band in a Small, Private Liberal Arts University: The Historical Significance of the Bobby L. Adams Years, 1987-2012 , Joshua David Blair

The Effects of a Self-Regulated Learning Music Practice Strategy Curriculum on Music Performance, Self-Regulation, Self-Efficacy, and Cognition , Kimberly N. Mieder

Music Software in the Compositional Learning Process , Daniel L. Nevels

Behavioral, Affective, and Cognitive Engagement of High School Music Students: Relation to Academic Achievement and Ensemble Performance Ratings , Joel E. Pagán

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Re-envisioning Music Teacher Education: A Comparison of Two Undergraduate Music Education Programs in the U.S. , Jonathan Ross Kladder

Music Ensemble Participation: Personality Traits and Music Experience , Tracy A. Torrance

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Influence of Musical Engagement on Symptoms of Tourette’s Disorder , William Christopher Brown

Motivation of Adult, Auditioned Community Choirs: Implications toward Lifelong Learning , David James Redman

The Effects of Technical and Imagery-based Instruction on Aspiring Performing Artists’ Acquisition of Learning Newly Composed Pieces and Improvisation and on Listeners’ Perceived Expressivity , José Valentino Ruiz-Resto

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Preference of Chinese Undergraduate Music Majors for Chinese Xi-Qu and Western Opera , Hong Chen

Secondary Band Participation and Executive Function , Dakeyan Cha' Dre' Graham

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

An Examination of Cooperating Teachers' Observations of Their Student Teachers in the Areas of Personal, Teaching, and Musical Skills in the Elementary Classroom , Mark Remsen Cole

I Did That Wrong and It Sounded Good: An Ethnographic Study of Vernacular Music Making in Higher Education , Victor Ezquerra

Creativity-Based Music Learning: Modeling the Process and Learning Outcomes in a Massive Open Online Course , Nicholas Michael Stefanic

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

The Relationship between Death Depression and Death Anxiety among Cancer Patients in Saudi Arabia , Doaa A. Almostadi

World Percussion Approaches in Collegiate Percussion Programs: A Mixed-methods Study , Patrick Michael Hernly

The Impact of Arranging Music for the Large Ensemble on the Teacher: A Phenomenological Exploration , James Teodor Lindroth

Listening in Action: Students' Mobile Music Experiences in the Digital Age , Rebecca Marie Rinsema

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

The Performance Production Process of an Outstanding High School Choir , Kathy K. Rolsten

Transitioning from Student to Teacher in the Master-Apprentice Model of Piano Pedagogy: An Exploratory Study of Challenges, Solutions, Resources, Reflections, and Suggestions for the Future , Melissa Maccarelli Slawsky

Self-Efficacy in Music Performance: Measuring the Sources Among Secondary School Music Students , Michael S. Zelenak

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Analytical Perspectives of Thematic Unity: Applications of Reductive Analysis to Selected Fugues by J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel , Adam C. Perciballi

Theses/Dissertations from 2007 2007

Expanded Tonality: The Treatment of Upper and Lower Leading Tones As Evidenced in Sonata "Undine,” IV by Carl Reinecke , Joshua Blizzard

Theses/Dissertations from 2005 2005

The Compositional Style of Francesco Geminiani: a Reflection of Theory and Practice in His Music and Guida Armonica Treatise , Valerie R. Weber

Theses/Dissertations from 2004 2004

An Application of the Grundgestalt Concept to the First and Second Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 1 & No. 2, by Johannes Brahms , Devon Burts

The French Art Song Style in Selected Songs by Charles Ives , Christy Jo Talbott

Theses/Dissertations from 2003 2003

Music Programs that Engage Our Communities: Making a Stronger Connection , La Gretta Snowden

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Comprehensive Method for Clarinet Latin American Music Heritage Case Study – Venezuela , Carmen Teresa Borregales

A Pedagogical and Analytical Study of the Carnatic Saxophone Performance Tradition of Kadri Gopalnath , Caleb James Carpenter

Symphony No. V: Elements (Julie Giroux, 2018); An Overview Of Programmatic Elements and Performance Devices , Zackery Augustus Deininger

A Conductor’s Guide to Lucrecia Roces Kasilag’s Misang Pilipino (1965) , Denise Ysabel Ellis

The Theory of Intonation: Boris Asafiev and the Russian Piano School Tradition , Polina Golubkova

A Comparative Analysis of Samuel Barber’s Third Essay for Orchestra, Op. 47 , David Abrams Gordon

Injury Prevention Exercise Guidelines for Flutists , Ziqing Guan

Luis Abraham Delgadillo: A Rediscovery of His Piano Music , Fanarelia Auxiliadora Guerrero López

A Holistic Approach for Neurodivergent Learners In the High School Choral Classroom , Peter Allen Haley

An Analysis of Selected Vocal Works by George Walker , Ginger Sharnell Jones-Robinson

An Investigative Analysis of Fernando Sor’s Introduction and Variations on “O Cara Armonia” From Mozart’s The Magic Flute , Luke James Nolan

The Film Score Music of John Williams: A Guide to Selected Works for the Principal Percussionist , Andrew Charles Crozier Patzig

Appalachian Dreams: Traditional Folk Songs in Concert Literature for Classical Guitar , Jackson Douglas Roberson

“Everything Old Is New Again”: The Rise of Interpolation in Popular Music , Grayson M. Saylor

How Do They Do It: A Narrative of Disabled Public School Instrumental Ensemble Conductors and Their Positive Working Relationships With Their Administrators , Lia Alexandria Patterson Snead

The Post-Tonal Evolution of David Diamond: A Theoretic-Analytical Perspective , William John Ton

Fourth-Grade and Fifth-Grade Cover-Band Classes: An Action-Research Project Inspired By Popular Music Education and Music Learning Theory , Julia Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Social Music Interactions and Vocal Music Improvisations in a Serve and Return Music Community , Kathleen Kaye Arrasmith

Comfort Food for the Ears: Exploring Nostalgic Trends in Popular Music of the Twenty-First Century , April K. Balay

A Performance Guide to “Four Piano Pieces, Opus 1” By Evgeny Kissin , Andrew Choi

Timeless Light: A Singer’s Compendium of Art Songs for Tenor By Black Composers , Johnnie J. Felder

Negotiating Nationalism: Camille Saint-Saëns, Neoclassicism, and the Early Music Renaissance in France , Joshua Arin Harton

An Analysis of the Compositional Technique and Structures Of Nikolai Kapustin’s Piano Sonata No. 6, Opus 62 , Hyun Jung Im

Adapting North American Fiddle Bow Technique to the Double Bass , Spencer Jensen

Approaches to Teaching Music Counting to Piano Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder , Sunghun Kim

Redefining Ornamentation as Formal Functions in 21 st -Century Popular Music , Matthew Kolar

Lost in Translation: The Largely Unknown Life and Contributions of Johann Joachim Quantz , Kayla Ann Low

Broadway Quodlibets as Hybrid Music , Spencer Ann Martin

Redistributing Cultural Capital: Graduate Programs In Wind Conducting at Historically Black Universities; Toward an Alternate Future , Jamaal William Nicholas

Analysis of Selected Pieces Influenced by Taiwanese Aboriginal Music for Solo Violin and String Quartet , Isabel Hsin-Yi Ong

Margaret Rowell: Pedagogical Approach and Teaching Style , Robert-Christian Sanchez

A Performance Guide to Hyo-Geun Kim’s Art Pop for Korean Art Songs , Taeyoung Seon

Examining Sixth-Grade Students’ Music Agency Through Rhythm Composition , Robert Zagaroli Spearman

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Pedagogical Solo Piano Nocturnes: A Progressive Leveling With Annotations on Stylistic, Technical, and Musical Challenges and Benefits , Michaela Anne Boros

Disparities in Programming African American Solo Vocal Music On College Campuses Across the United States , Ramelle Brooks

Quantitative Data Collection on the Fundamental Components Of Saxophone Tone Production , Matthew Troy Castner

Music as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapy: An Exploratory Literature Review , Amy Arlene Clary

The Music Festival: A Case Study on the Establishment, Development, and Long-Term Success of an Instrumental Music Education Event From a Logistical Perspective , Dakota Corbliss

An Orchestral Conductor’s Guide to the James/Daehler Edition Of The Hinrichs and Winkler Compilation Score to the 1925 Silent Film The Phantom of the Opera , Hayden Richard Denesha

An Annotated Bibliography of Flute Repertoire by Iranian Female Composers , Roya Farzaneh

Composers and Publishers of Parlor Songs and Spirituals from Civil War Richmond: 1861 – 1867 , Michael Gray

A Comparison of Approaches to Pianoforte Technique in the Treatises of Lhevinne, Leimer, and Neuhaus , Louis S. Hehman

The History and Influence of Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass , Eric Tyler Henson

A Stylistic Analysis of Edvard Grieg’s Slåtter , Norwegian Peasant Dances, Op. 72 , Zhiyuan He

Transcribing Baroque Lute to Marimba: Viability, Techniques, and Pedagogical Possibilities , Cory James High

One Elementary General Music Teacher’s Uses of and Experiences With Gordon’s Music Learning Theory: A Case Study , Allison Elizabeth Johnson

Cancion Y Danza, Fetes Lointaines, Paisajes By Federico Mompou: A Stylistic Analysis , Qiaoni Liu

The Apprenticeship Structure and the Applied Pedagogical Methods Of the Holy Roman Empire Imperial Trumpeters’ Guild During The 17 th and 18 th Centuries , Noa Miller

Survey of Four North American and Malaysian Theory Methods for Young Pianists , Wen Bin Ong

A Conductor’s Guide to J. N. Hummel’s Forgotten Oratorio: Der Durchzug Durchs Rote Meer , Rebecca J. Ostermann

A Practical Approach for the Applied Voice Instructor Utilizing Limited Piano Skills in the Studio Setting , Lee Whittington Ousley

Adele Aus Der Ohe: Pioneering Through Recital Programming At Carnegie Hall, 1895 , Grace Shepard

Ten Years of Japanese Piano Pedagogy (2009-2018) Through a Survey of Educational Resources , Natsumi Takai

A Comparative Analysis of Selected Works by Chen Qigang: Wu Xing, L’éLoignement, and Luan Tan , Isaac Ormaza Vera

A Pedagogical Analysis of Henglu Yao’s Microkosmos From Chinese Nationalities , Yanting Wang

A Stylistic and Pedagogical Analysis of Select Classical Pieces In Alicia’s Piano Books by Ananda Sukarlan , Karen Kai Yuan Yong

Co-Constructive Music Improvisers: An Ethnographic Case Study , Emma Elizabeth Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Performance History of Mahler’s Das Lied Von Der Erde Focusing on Bruno Walter and Leonard Bernstein , Nisan Ak

The Mathematics of Rubato: Analyzing Expressivetiming in Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Performances of Hisown Music , Meilun An

Electronic Learning: An Educator’s Guide to Navigating Online Learning in a Collegiate Horn Studio , Michelle Beck

The Clarinet Music of Dr. Austin Jaquith: A Performance Guide , Zachary Aaron Bond

Young Children’s Behaviors During Favorite-Music Repertoire And Other-Music Repertoire , Vanessa Caswell

Five Pieces for Piano by Isang Yun and Piano Etude No.1 by Unsuk Chin: An Analysis , Inhye Cho

Natural Reed Enhancement: Establishing the First Universal Reed Break-In Process Through Hydro-Stabilization , Steven Isaac Christ

Performance Edition of Franz Simandl’s 30 Etudes for the String Bass With Critical Commentary , Austin Gaboriau

A Legacy Preserved: A Comparison of the Careers and Recordings of Stanley Drucker and Karl Leister , Peter M. Geldrich

An Index of Choral Music Performed During the National Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (1991-2019) , Jonathan Randall Hall

A Stylistic Analysis of Reinhold Glière’s 25 Preludes for Piano, Op. 30 , Sunjoo Lee

The Singing Voice Specialist: An Essential Bridge Between Two Worlds , Rebecca Holbrook Loar

A Pedagogical Analysis of DvořáK’s Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 85 , Nathan MacAvoy

Focal Dystonia Causes and Treatments: A Guide for Pianists , Juan Nicolás Morales Espitia

Cultivating Socially Just Concert Programming Perspectives through Preservice Music Teachers' Band Experiences: A Multiple Case Study , Christian Matthew Noon

The Clarinet Repertoire of Puerto Rico: An Annotated Bibliography of Compositions Written for the Clarinet During the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries , María Ivelisse Ortiz-Laboy

A Stylistic Analysis of Alexander Tcherepnin's Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 78, With an Emphasis on Eurasian Influences , Qin Ouyang

Time’s Up: How Opera Is Facing Its Own Me Too Reckoning , Craig Price

A Trumpet Player’s Performance Guide of Three Selected Works for Trumpet, Cello, and Piano , Justin Wayne Robinson

The Early Piano Music of Richard Wagner , Annie Rose Tindall-Gibson

A Conductor’s Guide to the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall , Jantsen Blake Touchstone

Composition of Musical and Visual Devices to Create Moments of Resolution in Marching Arts Production Design , Ryan John Williams

Romanticism in Nineteenth-Century Russian Nationalistic Music: Case Studies of Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila and Cui’s Mystic Chorus , Jeffrey Crayton Yelverton Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Communicative Language in the Compositional Output of Kirke Mechem , Kirstina Rasmussen Collins

Vladimir Pleshakov: A Historiography And Analysis of his Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom , Andrew Cameron Pittman

An Analysis of the Compositional Technique and Structures of Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 22 “Nordic” , Eunseok Seo

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Serial Techniques in Works for Unaccompanied Trumpet , William Anonie

Examining Professional Music Teacher Identity: A Mixed Methods Approach with Stringed Instrument Teachers , Elizabeth A. Reed

Guided Music Play Between 2-Year-Old Children and a Music Play Facilitator: A Case Study , Kathleen Kaye Arrasmith

Parents’ Observations Of Their Young Children’s Music Behaviors During Music Classes After Completing The Children’s Music Behavior Inventory , Julia Beck

A Theoretical and Stylistic Analysis of Paul Ben-Haim’s Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 34 and Piano Sonata, Op. 49 , Rachel Bletstein

The Influence Of Mindful Movement On Elementary Students’ Music Listening Enjoyment And Comprehension , Jean Louise Boiteau

Delphine Ugalde: Defying Gender Norms Both On And Off The Stage In 19th Century Paris , Michael T. Brown

A Guide for Playing the Viola Without a Shoulder Rest , Chin Wei Chang

Tertian Relationships In Three Choral Selections By Dan Forrest: A Conductor’s Analysis , Lindsey Cope

Translucent Voices: Creating Sound Pedagogy And Safe Spaces For Transgender Singers In The Choral Rehearsal , Gerald Dorsey Gurss

Seventeen Waltzes For Piano By Leo Ornstein: A Stylistic Analysis , Jared Jones

The Kingma System Flute: Redesigning The Nineteenth-Century Flute For The Twenty-First Century , Diane Elise Kessel

The Effects Of Learning By Rote With La-Based Minor Solmization On Memory Retention For Pre-College Piano Students , Duong Khuc

Diction For Mandarin/Chinese Singers: A Methodology To Achieve Resonant Tone And Vowel Unification In Western Choral Music , Chien-Yi Li

Attitudes And Thoughts On Tone Quality In Historic Piano Teaching Treatises , Jeongsun Lim

A Conductor’s Guide to Camille Saint-Saëns’s Messe de Requiem Op. 54 , Thomas R. Matrone

The Tie That Binds: The History, Conductors, And Music Of The Mystic Area Ecumenical Choir Festival , Mark Daniel Merritt

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Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations  (NDLTD) compiles resources for finding available open-access electronic theses and dissertations. Links to collections of over 200,000 theses and dissertations from around the world, many available in full text for free.

Center for Research Libraries  offers a catalog with citations to 800,000 doctoral dissertations from universities outside the U.S. and Canada. Items can be obtained through the UC Berkeley  Interlibrary Borrowing Service .

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DART-Europe  is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia working together to improve global access to European research theses by providing a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).

A record of all theses defended in France since 1985, as well as dissertations in progress, is available online at thesis.fr .  The union catalog of the Système universitaire de documentation (Sudoc) contains citations to dissertations from 1972 to the present; the mission of Sudoc is to list all dissertations/theses produced in France. Useful print equivalents are the Catalogue des thèses reproduites , available at Z5055.F8.L58 in Doe Reference, which lists dissertations at French universities from 1988 to the present, and the listing of earlier dissertations, 1884-1978, in Catalogue des thèses de doctorat soutenues devant les universites française , available from NRLF storage

Theses Canada Portal  is a searchable catalog of all Canadian theses published since 1965, many of which are available in full-text electronic versions which can be downloaded free by students, scholars, and the public.

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Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology—Online  provides citations for completed dissertations and dissertations in progress since 1995 in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. DDM Online also includes all the records previously published in the printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology, available in the Music Library at ML128.M8.J6 (1961-1984) and ML128.M8.J7 (1984-1995). Coverage became international in 1984. Records in this index are largely submitted voluntarily by dissertation authors. See also  Music Theory Online: Dissertation Index .

Dissertationsmeldestelle der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (DMS) is the German language equivalent to Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology—Online, with focus on Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. A printed, retrospective bibliography of German language dissertations in music may be found in Richard Schaal, Verzeichnis deutschsprachiger musikwissenschaftlicher Dissertationen, 1861-1960 , (Kassel: Baerenreiter, 1963), available in the reference collection at ML120.G3.S25, with a 1974 supplement covering dissertations to 1970 at ML120.G3.S253. This printed list is updated annually in Die Musikforschung , under the heading "Im Jahre xxxx angenommene musikwissenschaftlicher Dissertationen," available in the Music Library at ML5.M873. [The Austrian Dissertations Database comprises all Austrian dissertations from 1990 onwards and includes abstracts in English.]

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Oxford dissertations  have traditionally been deposited in hard-copy in the Bodleian and are treated as manuscripts. All doctoral dissertations now have entries on SOLO  and many more recent theses are available in full-text through Oxford's research repository ORA . Composition degrees also involve the deposit of portfolio submissions or degree 'exercises', many of which (some dating back to the 18th century) are held in the Weston Library.

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  • Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology – Online . DDM  is a free international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. Hosted by the American Musicological Society, the database currently containing over 14,000 records, including the corrected and updated contents of all earlier printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology and its supplements contributed from musicological centres throughout the world.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses in all subjects. As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. It also includes content from PQDT UK & Ireland (aka Index to Theses). 
  • EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) is a British Library service covering dissertations from most British universities. Search over 500,000 doctoral theses and register for free to download instantly for your research, or order a scanned copy quickly and easily. Hard-copy theses can sometimes be made available in the Bodleian on Inter-Library Loan .
  • Archive of Dissertation Abstracts in Music  provides abstracts both to completed dissertations and to those in progress.

Other sources for European dissertations:

  • DART-Europe E-theses Portal  provides access to 1,079,176 open access research theses from 570 Universities in 29 European countries.
  • Full retrospective lists of German-language dissertations to 1970 will be found in Richard Schaal: Verzeichnis deutschsprachiger musikwissenschaftlicher Dissertationen (Bärenreiter, 1963; with supplement 1974). Retrospective coverage of French dissertations will be found in Jean Gribenski's printed guide: Thèses de doctorat en langue française relatives à la musique (Pendragon Press, 1979).
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Music Theses and Dissertations

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Music, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Theses/Dissertations from 2023 2023

Musical Behaviours, Dispositions, and Tendencies: Exploring Church Music-Making Through a Theory of Practice , Laura E. Benjamins

A Comparative Analysis of the Early Twentieth-Century Music Appreciation and Community Music Movements in the United States , Andrew J. Blimke

Moments of meeting: 'Intersubjective encounters' and ‘emancipatory’ experiences of individuals with (intellectual) disabilities in inclusive musical contexts , Caroline Blumer

"That's the Way I Am, Heaven Help Me": The Role of Pronunciation in Billy Bragg's Music , Mary Blake Bonn

Singing Our Stories: Building Community and Developing Self-Empowerment in the Childless Voices Choir , Laura Curtis

Non-Directed Time , Danial Derakhshan

Soundcurrents: Exploring sound’s potential to catalyze creative critical consciousness in adolescent music students and undergraduate music education majors , Jashen i. Edwards

The Effect of Coping Verses Mastery Models on the Level of Self-Efficacy for Self-Regulated Music Learning, Self-Efficacy for Classical Guitar Playing and Guitar Achievement for Undergraduate Non-Music Majors , Patrick K. Feely Mr

A Study of Art Song Composition and Interpretation by Three Female German Composers in the Mid-Nineteenth Century , Churan Feng

Music Making in Elderly Community Program for Korean Immigrants in Canada , H. Elisha Jo

The Maker - A Multi-Media Opera in Two Acts , Aaron Lee

Vibes at the Village Vanguard: Hauntings, History, and the Construction of Jazz Place , Mark McCorkle

Transference Music: For Electric Guitar Soloist and Amplified Orchestra , Andrew Noseworthy

Prokofiev and the Soviet Dilemma: Censorship, Autonomy, and the Piano Transcriptions , Connor O'Kane

Changing Minds And Changing Practice: Barriers And Facilitators To The Use Of Methods Associated With Popular Musicianship, And Strategies Music Teachers Use To Navigate Them , Rhiannon Simpson

The Collective Unconscious , Yixuan Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Seeing Thro the Musical Eye: Santo Daime, Fuke-shū, 1960s Psychedelia, and the Antipodes of Musical Experience , Forest Anthony-Muran

The Contrabass Tuned in Fifths: Towards an Understanding of Past and Present Applications. , Stephen T. Bright

Sound Judgements: Music Education Framework for Guiding Digital Mixing Practice , Artur Kapron

Musical Signification in Biber's Rosary Sonatas , Frangel Lopez Cesena

The Classical Sonata Forms of Franz Schubert’s Great C-Major Symphony: Exploring Tonal Structure in the New Romantic Style , Liam J. McDermott

Secondary Instrumental Ensemble: A Shift Towards Non-Normative Learning Practices , Kristine Musgrove

Gesture in Steve Reich's Music and its Signification: A Referential Approach to His Process, Stylistic, and Postminimalist Works , Martin Ross

Voice Image: developing a new construct for vocal identity , Bethany R. Turpin

The Tale of Rowan O'Shera (A Musical Drama) , Emma T.L. Verdonk

The Ghosts of Madwomen Past: Historical and Psychiatric Madness on the Late Twentieth-Century Opera Stage , Diana Wu

Exploring Musical Knowledge Within One Canadian School Of Music: Ideology, Pedagogy, And Identity , Kyle Zavitz

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Re-imagining Brazilian Portuguese IPA: A practical guide utilizing Paulo Maron’s new opera Lampião , Jorge Luiz Alves Trabanco Filho

Music Sounds Better With You , M Gillian Carrabre

Coloquio entre dos Perros, Comic Chamber Opera in Nine Scenes , Sandra Rocio Fuya-Duenas

Waves of Lament , Kennedy Kimber-Johnson

Mood, Music Choices, and the Emotional Outcomes of Music Listening: An Examination of the Moderating Role of Rumination using Experience-Sampling Methodology , Elizabeth E. Kinghorn

Speaking Songs: Music-Analytical Approaches to Spoken Word , Chantal D. Lemire

Music for Self-Attention , Jeffrey A T Lupker

Music of Peace and Protest: U.S. Composers and Musical Activism during the Vietnam War (1965-1971) , April P. Morris

A Thematic Analysis Of Nicolas Martynciow’s "Impressions Pour Caisse Claire Et Deux Toms" And A Dissection of the Extended Techniques Required For Performance , Joe Moscheck

A Narrative Approach to the Barcarolles for Solo Piano by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) , Matthew T. Pope

Motivic Metamorphosis: Modelling Intervallic Transformations in Schoenberg’s Early Works , Adam Roy

The Integration of the Style Hongrois into Brahms’s Musical Language in His Chamber Works , Raymond D. Truong

Ann Southam's Solo Piano Music: A Performance Guide , Amelia G. Yates

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Critical Border Crossing: Exploring Positionalities Through Soundscape Composition and Critical Reflection , Kelly Bylica

See It and Believe It: An Investigation into Singers' Imagery Use , Brianna DeSantis

Domenico Dragonetti: A case study of the 12 unaccompanied waltzes , Jury T. Kobayashi

Understanding Viktor Ullmann Through His Liederbuch des Hafis , Chad G. Louwerse

Dreamvision Songbook: Five Songs for Mixed Ensemble , Maxwell R. Lucas Mr.

The Alia musica and the Carolingian Conception of Mode , Matthew R J Nace

Music Education in a Liquid Social World: The Nuances of Teaching with Students of Immigrant and Refugee Backgrounds , Gabriela Ocádiz Velázquez

Exploring Being Queer and Performing Queerness in Popular Music , Rosheeka Parahoo

Music in the Moment of "Cyber Culture:" An Outward Spiral , Brandon Sked

The Search for Canadian Art Song: Developing the Framework for a Database of Art Song by Canadian Composers , Leanne Vida

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Contexts for Musical Modernism in Post-1945 Mexico: Federico Ibarra - A Case Study , Francisco Eduardo Barradas Galván

"It's Obvious Who Plays an Instrument and Who Doesn't": Using Doxa and Illusio to Explore Inequities in English School Music Education , Alison Butler

Creative Collaborations: The Songs/Poems of Canadian Artists Leslie Uyeda and Lorna Crozier , Jennifer Cyr

James Rolfe's Vocal Chamber Music: A Performance Analysis and Interpretation , Laura Duffy

Understanding Game Scoring: Software Programming, Aleatoric Composition and Mimetic Music Technology , Mack Enns

Prufrock: a Monodrama for Baritone and Electronics , Daniel Gardner

The Impact of Expanded, Multimodal Applications during a German Lied Performance , Adam Domenico Iannetta

Forward and Up: An Exploration of Implementations of the Alexander Technique in Post-Secondary Music Institutions , Mei Lee

No Space to Sing: A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Classical Singers with Primary Muscle Tension Dysphonia , Elizabeth Lepock

Playscapes for Piano Trio , James Lowrie

Exploring Stretto: An Investigation into the Use of Stretto in J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier , Kathryn McDonald

Performing Identities, Performing Possibilities: A Music-Centered and Relational Perspective on Performance in Community Music Therapy and Music Education , Elizabeth Mitchell

The Lieder of Joseph Marx and the Italienisches Liederbuch , Caleb Mora

Musical Ekphrasis in Concert: Case Study of Alexey Khevelev’s Chagall Vitraux , Natalia Skomorokhova

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

...and the songs of another... for Six Voices & Live Electronics , Matthew David Becker

The Art Songs of Kyrylo Stetsenko: Ukrainian Lyric Diction Guide , Olena Bratishko

The Effects of Infertility on Female Vocalist Identity , Laura Curtis

The Significance of Aram Khachaturian and His Piano Concerto , Sarah M. Dardarian

Job: An Oratorio for Voices and Chamber Ensemble , Kevin Gibson

Rachmaninoff's Piano Works and Diasporic Identity 1890-1945: Compositional Revision and Discourse , Renee MacKenzie

Capriccio for Mixed Ensemble and Piano , André McEvenue

Toward A Pedagogical Guide To Argentine Art Song , Matthew B. Pauls

Teaching Prospective Verdi Baritones: A Repertoire-Based Approach , Andrew Rethazi

The Donnelly Opera , Joshua L. Richardson

The Old House , Eric Swiatoschik

The Political Power of Carlos Chávez and His Influence Upon Silvestre Revueltas and Blas Galindo , Yolanda Tapia

Six Blake Songs , Willyn Whiting

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

The Effects of Video Recording on the Level of Expertise and Self-Regulated Learning Ability of Adults in a Beginner Classical Guitar Class , Patrick K. Feely

Teleology in César Franck's Prélude, Choral et Fugue , Stephanie Gouin

Antoinette, an Opera in One Act , Colin McMahon

Audio Mastering as a Musical Competency , Matthew T. Shelvock

Fuzzy Family Ties: Familial Similarity Between Melodic Contours of Different Cardinalities , Kristen Wallentinsen

Felix Mendelssohn and Sonata Form in the Nineteenth Century , Katharine G. Walshaw

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Requiem , Wendell Glick

Namazu , Sean Kim

Two Movements for Orchestra , Jeff Lupker

Musical Forces in Claude Vivier’s Wo bist du Licht! and Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire , Emilie L. Marshall

Ethos , William T. Nicolaou

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

A Study of Form and Structure in Pierre Boulez's Pli selon Pli , Emily J. Adamowicz

Family Music Listening Legacies: A Case Study-based Investigation of the Intergenerational Transmission of Music Listenership Values in Five Families , Jillian Bracken

J. S. Bach's Modal Compositional Practice in the Chorale Preludes for Solo Organ: A Schenkerian Perspective , Michael Fitzpatrick

A cross-generational examination of learner engagement and agency in non-traditional music education programs , Jennifer M. J. Lang

Amor Fati , Aaron Lee

In Search Of Transformative Music Learning Experiences: Voices From The Margins In Northeastern Brazil , Nan Qi

Heteroglossia: Novella For Orchestra , Andrzej J. Tereszkowski

Sophie, A Music Drama for Solo Soprano and Chamber Ochestra , Alondra Vega-Zaldivar

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

A Comparative Analysis of Neoliberal Education Reform and Music Education in England and Ontario, Canada , Stephanie Horsley

Functional Transformations and Octatonality in Selected Works by George Crumb , Peter Lea

Interpretive Reproduction and Informal Music Learning in the Grade One Classroom , Leslie S. Linton

From Communism To Democracy: Choral Music Education In Czechoslovakia (1948 – 1992) And The Czech Republic (1993 – 2011) as Experienced by Four Prominent Czech Musicians , Jakub Martinec

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The offices for the two feasts of Saint Dominic / by Patrick Michael Taylor Bergin Jr. (2019)

Reel-to-real : intimate audio epistolarity during the Vietnam War  / by Matthew Alan Campbell (2019)

From world war to cold war : music in US-Korea relations, 1941-1960 / by Hye-jung Park (2019)

Diego Pisador's libro de musica (1552) : amateur music-making, printing, and handwritten corrections in sixteenth-century Spain / by Molly Cynthia Reinhoudt (2019)

Music and the Mennonite ethnic imagination / by Austin McCabe Juhnke (2018)

Bodies in play : representations of disability in 8- and 16-bit video game soundscapes / by Dana M. Plank (2018)

"Slightly overlooked professionally" :  popular music in postmillennial romantic comedies / by Elizabeth Kirkendoll (2018)

The role of melodic contour in linguistic processing / by Yun Wang (2017)

Blurred Lines: Musical Expertise in the History of American Copyright Litigation / by Katherine M. Leo  (2016)

Mortal sounds and sacred strains : Ann Radcliffe's incorporation of music in the Mysteries of Udolpho / by Olivia M. Wikle  (2016)

''Acting In'': A Tactical Performance Enables Survival and Religious Piety for Marginalized Christians in Odisha, India / by Douglas Richard Anthony  (2015)

Resistance rooms sound and sociability in the East German church / by Alison M. Furlong  (2015)

Constructing the Russian moral project through the classics : reflections of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, 1833-2014 / by Emily Alane Erken  (2015)

Questioning safeguarding : heritage and capabilities at the Jemaa el Fnaa / by Thomas Barone Beardslee  (2014).

Temporal organization in the masses of Johannes Ockeghem / by Andrew J. Farina  (2014)

Pietro Aaron on musica plana : a translation and commentary on Book I of the Libri tres de institutione harmonica (1516) / by Matthew Joseph Bester  (2013)

Hearing their stories through polyphonic soundtracks : women and music in contemporary Chinese film / by Zhichun Lin  (2013)

Engaging the heart : Orthodoxy and experimentalism in William Gadsby's A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship / by Deborah A. Ruhl  (2013)

Chopin's Cantabile in context / by Stephanie Lynn Frakes  (2013)

Hmong music and language cognition : an interdisciplinary investigation / by Nicholas Frederick Poss  (2012)

The process that is the world : Cage/Deleuze/events/performances / by Joseph Edward Panzner  (2012)

Musica caelestia : hermetic philosophy, astronomy, and music at the court of Rudolf II / by Nicholas Johnson  (2012)

Diasporic p'ungmul in the United States : a journey between Korea and the United States / by Soo-Jin Kim  (2011)

Circles and circuses : carnivalesque tropes in the late 1960s musical and cultural imagination / by Stefan Firca  (2011)

One music? Two musics? How many musics? Cognitive ethnomusicological, behavioral, and fMRI study on vocal and instrumental rhythm processing / by Tsun-Hui Hung  (2011)

Networks of music and history : Vilayat Khan and the emerging sitar / by Hans Fredrick Utter  (2011)

Fashionable innovation : Debussysme in early twentieth-century France / by Jane E. Harrison  (2011)

The Brooklyn Carnival : a site for diasporic consolidation / by Ken Joseph Archer  (2009)

Sheng Guan in the past and present : tradition, adaptation and innovation in Wutai Shan's Buddhist music / by Beth Marie Szczepanski  (2008)

Songs of the Ziegfeld follies / by Ann Ommen  (2007)

Modernism, socialist realism, and identity in the early film music of Dmitry Shostakovich, 1929-1932 / by Joan Marie Titus  (2006)

Music, drama and folklore in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snegurochka" ("Snowmaiden") / by Gregory A. Halbe  (2004)

The clarinet in early America, 1758-1820 / by Jane Elizabeth Ellsworth  (2004)

Prosody and rhythm in the post-Tridentine reform of plainchant / by Joshua Joel Veltman  (2004)

The musico-dramatic evolution of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" / by James A. Lovensheimer  (2003)

"Singing to another tune" : contrafacture and attribution in troubadour song / by Billee A. Bonse  (2003)

Writing modernist and avant-garde music in Mexico : performativity, transculturation, and identity after the revolution, 1920-1930 / by Alejandro L. Madrid-González  (2003)

Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" : history of a compromise / by Deborah Annette Wilson  (2003)

Devotional music and healing in Badakhshan, Tajikistan : preventive and curative practices / by Benjamin David Koen  (2003)

Savva Mamontov and the Moscow Private Opera : from realism to modernism on the Russian operatic stage / by Olga Haldey  (2002). 

Montage Shostakovich : film, popular culture, and the finale of the Piano Concerto No. 1 / by Joan Marie Titus  (2002)

Defining African American gospel music by tracing its historical and musical development from 1900 to 2000 / by Raymond Wise  (2002)

The late twentieth-century American Organ Chorale : a study of six composers / by Lisa Ann Browne  (2001)

Operatic reform in Turin : aspects of production and stylistic change in the 1760s / by Margaret Ruth Butler  (2000)

Playing panpipes in Southern Russia : history, ethnography, and performance practices / by Olga V. Velichkina  (1998)

"Anything you are shows up in your music:" : Mary Lou Williams and the sanctification of jazz / by Tammy L. Kernodle  (1997)

Percy Aldridge Grainger's "The Warriors" : an historical and analytical study / by David M. Mruzek  (1996)

An historical and musical study of Aaron Copland's first orchestral work : "Grohg, a ballet in one act" / by Roberta Lewise Lindsey  (1996)

The completed symphonic compositions of Alexander Zemlinsky / by Robert L. Taylor  (1995)

Music in the Black and White communities in Petersburg, Virginia, 1865-1900 / by Ethel Maureen Norris  (1994)

Using hypermedia to enrich the learning experience of college students in a music appreciation course / Henry Edgar Duitman  (1993)

Reclaiming a music for England : nationalist concept and controversy in English musical thought and criticism, 1880-1920 / by William Scott Ball  (1993)

"De preceptis artis musicae" of Guilielmus Monachus : a new edition, translation, and commentary / by Eulmee Park  (1993)

The "si placet" voice : an historical and analytical study / by Stephen Daniel Self  (1992)

Tuning, temperament and pedagogy for the vihuela in Juan Bermudo's Declaracion de instrumentos musicales (1555) / by Maria Therese Annoni  (1989)

The Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music 1956-1961 : its goals, structures, programs, and people / by Cynthia E. Bylander  (1989)

Music of the Shakers from Union Village, Ohio : a repertory study and tune index of the manuscripts originating in the 1840's / by Donald Edwin Christenson  (1988)

The offertory trope : origins, transmission, and function / by John Gearey Johnstone  (1984)

The Type II Visitatio Sepulchri : a repertorial study / by Michael Lee Norton  (1983)

The solo cantatas of Emanuele d'Astorga / by Karen Shakley Ladd  (1982)

The "Musica enchiriadis" and "Scholia enchiriadis" : a translation and commentary / by Richard L. Holladay  (1977)

Theme and variation in twentieth-century organ literature: analyses of variations by Alain, Barber, Distler, Dupré, Duruflé, and Sowerby / by Larry Lynn Rhoades  (1973)

The music of Johannes Tinctoris (ca. 1435-1511) : a comparative study of theory and practice / by William Eugene Melin  (1973)

The theatre music of Daniel Purcell / by Robert Squire Barstow  (1968)

The Huguenot psalter in the low countries : a study of its monophonic and polyphonic manifestations in the sixteenth century / by Howard Jay Slenk  (1965)

Improvisation Methods: A Non-Idiomatic Improvisation Course for the Undergraduate Music Curriculum / by Colin Wood (2019)

An investigation into the musical and social benefits of high school marching band participation / by Joseph Daniel Carver (2019)

Enjoyment of music by non-participants in school music / by Aaron K. Yackley (2019)

"It's more than playing music" : perceptions of a concert band program from members of a predominantly Latino school community / by Crystal Lynn Gerrard (2019)

Lead by standards? a historical examination of the guiding principles in the national music standards / by Aaron W. Wilburn (2018)

Find what works best for you : learning to practice in a large ensemble / by Elizabeth Ann Petersen (2018)

An investigation of fourth and fifth year pre-service music teachers' preferences for, familiarity with, and willingness to teach six ethnic music styles in Taiwan / by Chia-Chieh Wu  (2017)

University music unit-sponsored, non-music major orchestras in the United States / by Laura Kerr Hill (2017)

A survey of piano teachers whose students have ADHD : their training, experiences, and best practices / by William David Mullins (2017)

Rural school string/orchestra programs: profile and recommendations / by Blair Ashley Williams  (2016)

What is at stake in jazz education? Creative black music and the twenty-first-century learning environment / by Norman Michael Goecke  (2016)

Singing is elementary : teachers' use of singing in three Kodaly-based elementary general music classrooms / by Megan Maureen Sheridan  (2015)

The effect of a tonic drone accompaniment on the pitch accuracy of scales played by beginner violin and viola students / by Charles Clair Laux, Jr.  (2015)

Surviving set theory : a pedagogical game and cooperative learning approach to undergraduate post-tonal music theory / by Angela N. Ripley  (2015)

Illuminated scores and the architectural design of musical form / by Orlay Alonso  (2015)

Determining criteria for the evaluation of high school band directors : a survey of high school principals and band directors in the State of Ohio / by Marc Samir Parulekar  (2014)

Career intentions and experiences of pre- and in-service female band teachers / by Sarah Hope Fischer  (2013)

The learning communities of exemplary mid-career elementary general music teachers / by Christina Louise Pelletier  (2013)

Does enrollment in Ohio's Urban Arts Magnet High Schools make a difference on OGT scores and the on-time graduation rate? : a descriptive study / by Milton Vaughn Ruffin  (2013)

Factors influencing the programming practices of conductors of mid-level collegiate ensembles / by David McKinley Hedgecoth  (2012)

The perceptions of cooperating teachers regarding the skills and knowledge of student teachers working in beginning and middle school instrumental music classrooms / by Christopher David Hoch  (2012)

Music therapy profession : current status, priorities, and possible future directions / by Alejandra Judith Ferre  (2012)

Music description and expressive performance by middle school instrumentalists / by Elizabeth Longo Braun  (2012)

A Manual for the Learning of Traditional Scottish Fiddling: Design, Development, and Effectiveness / by Melinda Heather Crawford Perttu (2011)

The effects of aural and visual strategies on the memorization of beginning-level string students / by Jacob Michael Dakon  (2011)

An analysis of select beginning band method books and the level to which they address the national standards for music education / by Kie Watkins (2011)

Music composition pedagogy : a history, philosophy and guide / by Benjamin John Williams  (2010)

Factors influencing the teaching of instrumental music in rural Ohio school districts / by Ann Marie Hicks  (2010)

How They Decide: A case study examining the decision-making process for keeping or cutting music education in a K-12 public school district / by Marci L. Major (2010)

The dialectic of modernization : implications for music teacher education / by Malinda Wiard Essex (2010)

Dale Clevenger : performer and teacher / by Margaret Tung  (2009)

​ A music industry program for today's colleges and universities / by David Lancaster Tolley  (2008)

​ Process and product : the sight-singing backgrounds and behaviors of first-year undergraduate students / by Victoria J. Furby  (2008)

​ No child left behind : determining the impact of policy on music education / by Kevin W. Gerrity  (2007)

​ The pedagogical benefits of duet playing : a Vannetelbosch companion / by Pierson Wetzel  (2007)

​ A study of the instrumental music programs in the secondary Catholic schools of the United States / by Caron L. Collins  (2007)

​ The effects of specific transfer activities on fifth grade orchestra and band students' rhythmic performance / by Andrea Olijnek Scheuzger  (2006)

​ Relationships among folk song preferences of grade five students / by Ibrahim H. Baltagi  (2006). For the audio files associated with this dissertation, click here.

​ Keyboard improvisation characteristics of freshman and sophomore instrumental and vocal music majors / by Susan Lorrainne Chess  (2005)

​Teaching improvisation to piano students of elementary to intermediate levels / by Yawen Eunice Chyu (2004)

​ Student career perception : 6th-11th grade music students' assessment of self-efficacy, social perception, and potential enjoyment for music education and other possible careers / by Kimberly H. Councill  (2004)

​An investigation of the foundational components and skills necessary for a successful first-year string class: a modified delphi technique study / by Erika A. Schulte (2004)

​ The application of different teaching strategies reflective of individual students' learning modalities in the university flute studio class / by Nicole L. Molumby  (2004)

The professional life and pedagogy of Clement Barone / by Emily J. Butterfield  (2003)

Teaching and learning jazz trombone / by Julia M. Gendrich  (2003)

Reflection on practice : a study of five choral educators' reflective journeys / by Marla A. Butke  (2003)

Beyond content integration : multicultural dimensions in the application of music teaching and learning / by Carlos R. Abril  (2003)

Music and quality of life : the status of music in Ohio nursing homes / by Judith Waple Murphy  (2003)

Parent as home teacher of Suzuki cello, violin, and piano students : observation and analysis of Suzuki method practice sessions  / by Alice Ann M. O'Neill, (2003)

Violin performance training at collegiate schools of music and its relevance to the performing professions : a critique and recommendation  / by David Roy Reimer, (2003)

Group piano instruction for music majors in the United States : a study of instructor training, instructional practice, and values relating to functional keyboard skills / by Huei Li Chin  (2002)

​ Mentoring practices for music teachers in school districts of the northwest states / by Kristin M. Turner  (2002).

​ Referentialism and musical characteristics in children's keyboard improvisation / by Chao-hui Wang  (2001).

​ An investigation of the process by which elementary and junior high school teachers prepare students to choose a musical instrument / by Jonathan Gardner Bayley  (2000)

​ Marcel Tabuteau : pedagogical concepts and practices for teaching musical expressiveness : an oral history / by Melissa A. Stevens  (1999)

Janice Harsanyi : profile of an artist/teacher / by Eric Hoy Tucker  (1998)

A comparison of self-efficacy and teaching effectiveness in preservice string teachers / by Gail L. VanAernum Barnes (1998)

The quality of repertoire chosen by high school wind band conductors and the resources and criteria used to choose this literature / by Craig S. Young (1998)

Music education as intervention for at-risk urban adolescents : self-perceptions, opinions, and attitudes about inclusion in selected music settings / by Christina Goss-Shields (1997)

A teaching technique to aid the development of vocal accuracy in elementary school students / by Sandra L. Mathias (1997).

The effect of movement instruction on sixth-grade beginning instrumental music students' perception, synchronization, and performance with a steady beat / by Debbie Ann Rohwer (1997).

Music teachers' attitudes, classroom environments, and music activities in multicultural music education / by Sharon M. Young (1996).

Student attitude toward instrumental music education during the first year of instruction / by Mary Janet Brown  (1996)

A survey of Suzuki violin programs in community music schools in the United States / by Suzanne Leslie Blaker  (1995)

​ Opinions, attitudes, music skills, and acquired knowledge of older adults using an adapted version of a technology-assisted music education curriculum / by Kathryn Jo-Anne Keenan  (1995)

​ The piano teaching of Earl Wild : an introduction to his method and style / by Debora Arder  (1995)

​ A study of the aural-diagnostic and prescriptive skills of preservice and expert instrumental music teachers / by Paul Frederic Doerksen  (1994).

​ Establishing and utilizing criteria for selecting and composing appropriate choral literature for middle school mixed ensembles / by Lon S. Beery  (1994)

​Preferred general music classroom activities among low-income, urban-minority middle school students / by Yvonne P. Johnson (1994)

​Audition procedures and advice from concertmasters of American orchestras / by Joan Griffing (1994)

​ Teaching young children compositional concepts to enhance music learning in a computer learning environment / by Derjen Jeney Sun  (1993)

​ An investigation of the relationship between selected personality variables and retention of students in the string orchestra program / by Ward Franklin Mowery  (1993).

​ A descriptive study of the post-secondary musical/cultural behaviors and attitudes of participants and non-participants of instrumental music ensembles from two secondary schools in eastern Massachusetts / by Donald Martin Dregalla  (1993)

​ The status of snare drum instruction in percussion methods programs of selected universities and colleges in Ohio and contiguous states / by Cary Dachtyl  (1992)

​ An investigation of the effects of visual diagnostic skills development on the instruction and acquisition of basic conducting skills for beginning conductors / by David Edmund Scott  (1992)

​ The development of pedagogical-content knowledge : two case studies of exemplary general music teachers / by Edward Burger Duling  (1992)

​ The effectiveness of mnemonics to assist middle school general music students' recognition and retention of musical themes / by Lynda Marie Dunn  (1992).

​ An overview of issues in music student teaching, related research, and a sample study of the effects of classroom characteristics on evaluation of student teaching / by Mark W. Gallant  (1992)

​ Characteristics of in-service urban music teachers and pre-service music teachers in Ohio and their attitudes toward teaching music in urban schools / by Stephen Wade Ausmann  (1991).

​ Selected aspects of curricular pacing in introductory nonmajor music classes / by Kim Franklin Shirey  (1990)

​ The effect of differential choral group instruction on children's vocal and rhythmic performance of taught and transfer patterns / by Amy D. Chivington  (1990)

​ Justifying music in the American public school : a survey of selected Ohio school personnel / by Barbara S. Payne  (1990)

​ An examination of the uses of music in selected licensed preschools in the state of Ohio / by Kimberly Moody Golden  (1989)

​ An investigation of the effects of a researcher-designed string music curriculum on the playing skills of mildly mentally handicapped middle school students grouped in homogeneous and heterogeneous classes / by Diana Jean Van Camp  (1989).

​ The acquisition of basic conducting skills by beginning conductors : a comparison of the effects of guided and unguided videotaped modeling / by David Alan Leppla  (1989)

​ The effects of task order and function pattern on learning harmonic dictation / by Barbara Ann Murphy  (1989)

​The effect of speech rhythm, melody, and movement on song identification and performance of preschool children / by Deborah Dunne-Sousa (1988)

​ Teaching piano skills to handicapped persons through use of systematic instruction : a proposal / by Elva Tice Michal  (1987)

​ Perceived music and music-teaching competencies of classroom teachers in the state of Ohio / by Jerry Lee Goodman  (1985)

​ The differential effects of modeling and discrimination training on selected music teaching skills, confidence level, and achievement among elementary education majors / by Sister Margaret Mary Kelly  (1984)

​ The development and evaluation of a test to assess selected characteristics of prospective music educators / by Christopher Philip Doane  (1981)

​ An investigation of music in the education of mentally and physically handicapped children in the United Kingdom, with particular reference to the course, "Music for Slow Learners," at Dartington College of Arts / by Joan Kimnach Lehr  (1977)

​A study of the effectiveness of competition festivals in the music education process / by Charles Paul Temple (1973)

​ A study of practices in student teaching in selected universities with recommendations for the improvement of the full-time student teaching program in music at the Ohio State University / by Stephen Milburn Clarke  (1973)

​A survey of the opinions of administrators and music teachers in regard to large group music competition / by James Richard Hanshumaker (1956)

​The Function of expressive bodily movement in the teaching of instrumental music / by Marvin Willis Fogt (1952)

A study on audio-visual interaction : how visual temporal cues influence grouping of auditory events / by Yu Fan (2019)

Worlds of musics : cognitive ethnomusicological inquiries on experience of time and space in human music-making / by Yong Jeon Cheong (2019)

Subtle semblances of sorrow : exploring music, emotional theory, and methodology / by Lindsay Alison Warrenburg (2019)

On popular music and media : analyzing changes in compositional practices and music listening choice behavior using attention economy principles / by Hubert Léveillé Gauvin (2018)

Cognitive and theoretical analyses of expressive performance choices / by Caitlyn Trevor (2018)

Cultural influence on the perception and cognition of musical pulse and meter / by Hsiang-Ning Kung (2017)

When the leading tone doesn't lead: musical qualia in context / by Claire Arthur  (2016)

MCflow : a digital corpus of rap flow / by Nathaniel Condit-Schultz  (2016)

Examining contrasting expressive content within first and second musical themes / by Lindsay Alison Warrenburg  (2016)

Two studies on assessing emotional responses to music and mode : the effect of lowered pitch on sadness judgments, and the affective priming paradigm as an implicit measure / by Gary King-Yee Yim  (2014)

Animacy, anthropomimesis, and musical line / by George John (Yuri) Broze III  (2013)

Affective analysis of music using the progressive exposure method : the influence of bottom-up features on perceived musical affect / by Joshua David Albrecht  (2012)

An empirical investigation of a sarcastic tone of voice in instrumental music / by Joseph Stephen Plazak  (2011)

Selected topics in the perception and interpretation of musical tempo / by Randolph Burge Johnson  (2010)

A criterion-related validity test of selected indicators of musical sophistication using expert ratings / by Joy E. Ollen  (2006)

Dynamic melodic expectancy / by Bret J. Aarden  (2003)

The effect of school performing ensemble participation on the ability to perform and perceive expression in music / by Daryl Wayne Kinney  (2001)

Grouping strategy in rhythmic perception : a test of the perceptual salience of Lerdahl & Jackendoff's grouping preference rules / by Thomas Kennedy Ryan  (2001). 

The effects of variations of duration on musicians' perceptions of tonic in tonally ambiguous three-note sets / by C. Rockelle Strader  (1996). 

The effect of timbral variance on the score-reading ability of novice conductors / by Timothy Edward Swinehart  (1994)

An exploratory examination of the electroencephalographic correlates of aural imagery, kinesthetic imagery, music listening, and motor movement by novice and expert conductors / by Elizabeth Helene Jackson  (1994)

Developing the ability to recognize microtones / by Charles Norman Bates  (1992). 

Listener's choice of timing or intensity information as prominent in piano performance style recognition / by Allan James Dudek  (1992). 

Recognition of chord changes by 4- and 5-year-old American and Argentine children / by Eugenia Costa-Giomi  (1991).

The effects of timbre on aural skills : an exploration of the attributes of timbre and spectral parsing for sounds used in aural training / by Mark Lewis Lochstampfor  (1990).

An experimental investigation of the effectiveness of training on absolute pitch in adult musicians / by Mark Alan Rush  (1989)

An experimental study of relationships among music listening abilities in formally and informally trained musicians / by Henry Panion  (1989).

Improving instrumental practice techniques through use of a motor schema theory of learning / by John Edward Owen  (1988).

Humor in instrumental music : a discussion of musical affect, psychological concepts of humor and identification of musical humor / by Linda R. Lowry  (1974)

The effect of key upon emotional response to music / by Janet Souders Crist  (1947)

Study in Rain and Light : an approach for audiovisual composition / by James MacDonald  (2019)

A new music composition technique using natural science data / by Joungmin Lee (2019)

Exploring Ways to Teach Creativity in Composition / by Binshan Zhao (2019)

The composer-conductor : an examination of the relationship and connection between two disciplines / by Zachary Jacob Friedland (2018)

My music and Helmut Lachenmann's concept of sound / by Chih-Liang Lin  (2015)

Cross-disciplinary integration of musical works and visual arts through computer technology / by Keith Randolph Newton  (2013)

The black composer : identity, invisibility, relevance and the making of a brand in the digital age / by Mark Allison Lomax II  (2013)

A study of the original composition "Land of our birth" : composition for male chorus, brass, percussion, woodwinds and piano / by Michael George Martin  (2013)

A theory of orthography and the fundamental bass for the late oeuvre of Scriabin / by David Nelson Tomasacci  (2013)

Jan Radzynski's Canto (1981) : an introductory view of its genre, style, and form, with suggestions for performance / by Jiung Yoon  (2012)

Polytonal non-octave complexes / by Luis Javier Obregón  (2012)

The development of contemporary Korean music with emphasis on works of Isang Yun / by Joo Won Kim  (2011)

60x365 : compositions for the Internet / by David Morneau  (2011)

Structural analysis through ordered harmony transformations in the early works of Arnold Schoenberg / by Blake Ross Henson  (2010)

Analysis and performance aspects of Donald Harris' sonata for piano / by Seon Ok Kim  (2010)

The study of the relationship between Arnold Schoenberg and Wassily Kandinsky during Schoenberg's expressionist period /  by Sohee Kim (2010)

The piano and wind quintets of Mozart and Beethoven : reception and relationship / by Roberta Zajkowski  (2010)

Observations and trends found in Stravinsky's use of the clarinet during the years 1914-1919 / by Jennifer Joy Laubenthal  (2009)

The nine-step scale of Alexander Tcherepnin : its conception, its properties, and its use / by Kimberly Anne Veenstra  (2009)

Alan Louis Smith's Vignettes: Ellis Island : the history, evolution and performance of a modern American song cycle /  by Tamara Brooke Regensburger (2009)

El Salón México by Aaron Copland : a study and comparison of the orchestral score and two transcriptions for band /  by Erika Kirsten Svanoe (2009)

A comparative study of selected violin works of Isang Yun : Gasa für Violine und Klavier (1963) and Sonate für Violine und Klavier  / by Kyung Ha Lee (2009)

A study of the use of tuba in Ralph Vaughan Williams' nine symphonies / by John R. Bottomley  (2009)

Influence of commedia dell'arte on Stravinsky's Suite Italienne / by Sachiho Cynthia Murasugi  (2009)

Understanding Rzewski's North American ballads : from the composer to the work / by Sujin Kim  (2009)

An historical perspective on Pere Valls : with a stylistic and structural analysis of Suite Andaluza / by Joseph M. Schauer  (2008)

Harmonic syntax in Delius's late period chamber music (1905-1930) / by HyounKyoung Yie  (2008)

Conflict and meaning in Carl Nielsen's Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, Op. 57 (1928) / by Douglas Monroe  (2008)

Analysis and performance aspects of György Ligeti's Études pour piano : Fanfares and Arc-en-ciel / by Yung-jen Chen  (2007)

An innovative approach to serialism : George Rochberg's Twelve bagatelles for piano and Symphony no. 2 / by Yoojin Kim  (2007)

The Symphony for band of Donald E. McGinnis : a guide for conductors / by Matthew Charles Saunders  (2007)

Discrepancies in the score of Symphony for Band of Donald E. McGinnis are noted here:  https://etd.ohiolink.edu/pg_10?6287053351965::NO:10:P10_ETD_SUBID:65611

Four motets from the Florilegium portense / by Mark A. Chaney  (2007)

Random precision : some applications of fractals and cellular automata in music composition / by Igor Karaca  (2005)

An examination of notation in selected repertoire for multiple percussion / by Alyssa Gretchen Smith  (2005)

Selective American perspectives on issues of Twenty-first-century musical progress / by Yuri Bortz  (2005)

The trumpet as a voice of Americana in the Americanist music of Gershwin, Copland, and Bernstein / by Amanda Kriska Bekeny  (2005)

Rules for setting of French text in the writings of Alexandre Etienne Choron (1771-1834) and his contemporaries / by Geraldine Metcalf Rosser  (2003)

Playing with circles : a musico-poetic study of György Kurtág's "Scenes from a novel," op. 19 (1979-1982) / by Diana Lentsner  (2002)

The influence of Chopin in Piano music on the twenty-four preludes for Piano, Opus 11 of Alexander Scriabin / by Seong-Ae Lim  (2002)

Prokofiev piano sonatas no. 2, no. 5, and no. 8 : comparison and performance strategies / by Yun-Young Hwang  (2002)

Compositional issues with Corigliano, Oliveros, and Kernis / by Keith Gregory Dippre  (2001)

A study of the wind-band music of Frank Ticheli with an analysis of Fortress, Postcard, and Vesuvius / by John A. Darling  (2001)

Symbolic structure in the music of Gubaidulina / by Fay Damaris Neary  (1999)

Fusion of musical styles and cultures in Bright Sheng's opera "The Song of Majnun" / by Chiung-Tan Hsu  (1999)

Olly Wilson, Anthony Davis, and George Lewis : the lives, works, and perspectives of three contemporary African American composers /  by Robert Thomas Tanner (1999)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's music for men's voices including a detailed analysis of Festgesang: An die Künstler, opus 68 and Zwei Geistliche Mannerchöre, opus 115 with suggestions for rehearsal and performance  / by Joseph H. Janisch (1998)

Aspects of historical background, literary influence, form, and performance interpretation in Robert Schumann's Carnaval / by Chllung-Wel Chou  (1998)

Seo-kwang (a ray of hope) : inspiration in Korean crisis and the influence of Korean traditional music / by Bong-Ho Kim  (1998)

Symbolism and textual painting in four vocal works by George Crumb / by Douglas Bell Reeder  (1997)

Pictorial and poetic influences in Benjamin Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo : a magical journey through associations / by Douglas W. Bolin  (1996)

Aspects of neo-classicism in the first movements of piano sonatas by Barber, Sessions, Copland, and Stravinsky / by Gui Sook Lee  (1996)

The Debussy edition of The four ballades of Chopin / by Wei Wu  (1995)

A commentary on African-American musical style with an analysis of the influences of African-American musical style on the composition "Simple City" / by Charles Gregory Washington  (1994)

A comparative study of reductionist tendencies in the arts /  by Neil P. Cassidy (1994)

Keening as a cross-cultural phenomenon / by Todd Dunham Harvey  (1993) 

L'Histoire du soldat and Les noces : a historical, theoretical, and theatrical comparison study of two chamber music compositions by Igor Stravinsky /  by Janis LaFaye McKay (1993)

Oley Speaks and the Oley Speaks music library archive : a legacy of the twentieth century American art song / by Stephanie Kay Tingler  (1993)

Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition : an analytical and performance study / by Chen-Tien Lee  (1993)

The songs of Franz Liszt / by Michael David Baron  (1993)

A critical evaluation of the current performance versions of Musorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," based on the history and content of Musorgsky's original extant versions and a new orchestration of "Night on Bald Mountain," respectfully based upon Musorgsky's original extant versions / by Daniel W. Lochrie  (1992)

A method for generating pitch and rhythm for use in composition based on analytical techniques of Jonathan Bernard / by Christopher Sayles Kenney  (1992)

Kennst du das Land : performance guide to six musical settings of Goethe's poem / by Seonmi Koh  (1991)

The piano in Alban Berg's opera, Lulu / by Mary Jane Fahrenbruck  (1990)

Song composers and their poetry choices : an analysis of the literary background and textual selections of twelve composers / by Thomas Andrew Gregg  (1989)

Liszt's Mazeppa : the history and development of a symphonic poem / by John Douglas Fry  (1988)

Using a digital soundfile mixing program as a compositional tool : Extensions for concert band and tape / by Neal Wesley Yocom  (1988). Authorization/login required.

Requiem mass for chorus and orchestra ; with a monograph on the history, regulation, and content of the Missa pro defunctis / by Marshall Paul Onofrio  (1987). Authorization/login required.

The future of the symphony orchestra based upon its historical development / by Steven Lee Winteregg  (1987)

Chiang Wen-Yeh : the style of his selected piano works and a study of music modernization in Japan and China / by Tzong-Kai Kuo  (1987). Authorization/login required.

The synthesis and manipulation of fused ensemble timbres and sound masses by means of digital signal processing / by Richard Jordan Smoot  (1986). Authorization/login required.

Part I: Evocation as a compositional device : Part II: Concerto for chamber orchestra / by Rocky J. Reuter  (1986)

Some observations on the sociological role of the composer in the twentieth century / by E. Michael Harrington  (1985). Authorization/login required.

Part I: Representationalism in selected twentieth century compositions about the sea. Part II: sententia, sea music for soprano, woodwinds, brass, and percussion / by Susan Elaine Jenkins  (1984)

The piano between 1800 and 1850 : the instruments for which the composers wrote / by John Wesley Golightly  (1980)

Symphony No.10 by David Maslanka with Matthew Maslanka commissioning, completion, performance and analysis / by Onsby Cray Rose  (2019)

The Controlled Indeterminacy in Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto / by Shuo Shen  (2019)

Classification and pattern extraction: application of wavelets in music analysis / by Jennifer Christine Shafer  (2016)

Contour levels : an abstraction of pitch space based on African tone systems / by Aaron Carter-Ényì  (2016)

Bagatelles No. 6 and No. 8, Op. 59 by Nikolai Kapustin : background, analysis, and performance guideline / by Sekyeong Seong  (2015)

The expressive phrasing concepts of Marcel Tabuteau applied to concerto in Eb major for horn and orchestra, K. 417 by W.A. Mozart / by Joshua P. Micha  (2014)

Smooth voice-leading systems for atonal music / by Yeajin Kim  (2013)

The songs of Lori Laitman : an analysis of sunflowers and early snow / by Helen Teresa Allen  (2013)

The Reed Trio : analysis of works by Ibert, Françaix and Schreiner with a representative repertoire list / by Jacqueline Therese Bretz  (2013)

Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich : background, analysis, and performance application / by Emily Ann Patronik  (2013)

Ignace Joseph Pleyel's Parthia in Dis : a study and critical edition / by John Anthony Oelrich  (2012)

Ecuadorian-folk and avant-garde elements in Luis Humberto Salgado's sonatas for string instruments / by Juan Carlos Ortega Paredes  (2012)

Daniel Levitan : an examination of his compositional approach with an analysis of marimba four hands / by Gregory Austin Lyons  (2011)

An analysis of style and influence in Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Le Danze del Re David / by Chien-Hui Wong  (2011)

​ Robert Schumann's part-songs for men's chorus and a detailed analysis of Fünf Gesänge (Jagdlieder), opus 137 /  by Timothy David Sarsany (2010)

A comparison of Samuel Barber's: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Andromache's Farewell / by Diana Marina Cataldi  (2010)

The study of the relationship between Arnold Schoenberg and Wassily Kandinsky during Schoenberg's expressionist period /  by Sohee Kim (2010)

An analysis and performance guide to Benjamin Lees's Odyssey I and II / by Youmee Kim  (2008)

The death and resurrection of function / by John Gabriel Miller  (2008)

A foundational approach to core music instruction in undergraduate music theory based on common universal principles / by Christy Jo Talbott  (2008)

"Xianshi," the Viola Concerto by Yi Chen : general analysis and issues of performance interpretation / by Chi-Chuan Teng  (2001). Authorization/login required.

An eighteenth-century Pietist theory of music psychology : the "Brevissima theoriae musicae analysis" of Johann Fricker and Friedrich Oetinger / by Peter John Knapp  (2001). Authorization/login required.

Part writing, error detection, and writing-to-learn : three strategies for learning music theory constructs / by Bruce C. Kelley  (1997)

Approaches to Wolf : Schenker, transformation, function / by Elizabeth Paige Sayrs  (1997)

An analysis of three violin sonatas by William Bolcom / by Philip Richard Baldwin  (1996)

A critical examination of Schenker's theory of linear progressions / by Edward W. Klonoski  (1994)

Enharmonicism in theory and practice in 18th-century music / by Paula Jean Telesco  (1993). Authorization/login required.

Harmonic tonality in the theories of Jérôme-Joseph Momigny / by Glenn Gerald Caldwell  (1993). Authorization/login required.

Aspects of early major-minor tonality : structural characteristics of the music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / by Norman Douglas Anderson  (1992). Authorization/login required.

Tonality in Schoenberg's Theme and variations for band, Opus 43a and Symphony for band / by David Manuel Garcia  (1986)

An examination of semiotics in musical analysis : the Neapolitan complex in Beethoven's Op. 131 / by William Patrick Dougherty  (1985)

Double string quartet : musical score and analysis / by Thomas Howard Romine  (1984). Authorization/login required.

Descriptive analysis of three one-act operas by Seymour Barab / by Heather Joy Parr  (1982)

Dialogue for jazz piano and orchestra with preliminary research and analysis  / by John Theodore Emche (1980). Authorization/login required.

Paul Hindemith's music for flute : analysis of solo works and stylistic and formal considerations of chamber works  / by Jean Mary Ohlsson (1975). Authorization/login required.

Between the inside and the outside : seven American composers in the twentieth century and their piano pieces / by Liguang Zhou  (2019)

A study of Tyzen Hsiao's piano concerto, op. 53: a comparison with Rachmaninoff's piano concerto no. 2 / by Lin-Min Chang  (2018)

Pulse (2014) by Ching-chu Hu : an approach, analysis, and performance study / by Pei-Sin Chen  (2017)

A study of Unsuk Chin's Piano Concerto: The influence of Gyorgy Ligeti's Piano Concerto / by Eunhee Kim  (2016)

Tan Dun's Eight Memories in Watercolor, op.1 : strategies for pianists and a version comparison / by Baolu Chen  (2016)

György Ligeti's Désordre and L'escalier du Diable : compositional style and method of practice / by Mihyun Lee  (2015)

A study and performance guide to Luciano Berio's Six Encores pour piano / by Jinyoung Kim  (2014)

A study of the Third Piano Sonata of Carl Vine (2007) : the musical characteristics of the third sonata compared through the first sonata and second sonata and practical performance guidance / by Gina Kyounglae Kang  (2012)

Writing styles and performance guidelines of Carl Vine's Piano Concerto No. 1 / by Ji Young Park  (2012)

George Gershwin's An American in Paris for two pianos : a critical score study and performance guide / by Joseph Michael Van Dyk  (2011)

Selected original piano solo works of Robert Boury : emphasis on performance and practice suggestions / by Rina Shimizu-Grow  (2011)

Analysis of and performance suggestions for Astor Piazzolla's piano solo work Three Preludes : Leijia's game, Flora's game, Sunny's game /  by Lin-San Chou (2010)

Variations on a Theme by Haydn (1990) and the Invisible Drummer (1974) by Andre Previn : an introduction and approach to performance / by Mei-Hsuan Huang  (2010)

The solo piano works of Alexander Müllenbach : an introduction and approach to performance / by Ryan Joseph Behan  (2009)

Edvard Grieg's "Ballade in the form of variations on a Norwegian melody," op.24, for piano, and "Old Norwegian melody with variations," op.51, for two pianos : an analytical overview and interpretive study of the variation procedure / by Amalia Sagona  (2009)

Dmitri Shostkovich's [sic] Piano concerto op. 35 : a pianist's performance guide / by Jung-Hwa Lee  (2008)

Analysis and performance aspects of György Ligeti's Études pour piano : Fanfares and Arc-en-ciel / by Yung-jen Chen  (2007)

An analysis of and performance guide to Lou Harrison's Suite for Piano and Kenneth Leighton's Six Studies: Study-Variations Op. 56 / by Na Young Kim  (2004)

The piano sonatas of Carl Vine : a guideline to performance and style analysis / by Eun-Kyoung Yang  (2003)

Janáček from the pianist's perspective : a prescriptive analysis of "On an overgrown path," the Sonata 1.X.1905, and "In the mist" /  by Jennifer Eunji Lee (2003)

The variations in B Flat Minor, Opus 3 of Karol Szymanowski : an analysis of performance challenges and solutions / by Yung-Ching Yang  (2002). Authorization/login required.

The piano compositional style of Lucrecia Roces Kasilag / by Caroline Besana Salido  (2002)

Igor Stravinsky's three movements from Petrushka : an analysis of performance practice / by Hee Chung  (2002)

A performer's guide to the six Preludes, op. 6, and Toccata, op. 15, of Robert Muczynski : with a short synopsis of Russian influence and style / by Min-Jung Cho  (2002)

The two sonatas for Violin and Piano by a neglected composer, Howard Ferguson : a performer's analysis / by Ya-Chiao Lin  (2000)

Trilogy-Prokofiev's War Sonatas : a study of pianism diagnosis and performance practice / by Chiann-Yi Liao  (1999)

The cello and piano works of Camargo Guarnieri / by Paulo César Martins Rabelo  (1996)

Beethoven's piano concerto in C major, opus 15 : structural analysis and performance strategies / by Gloria Nye-Gin Yeh  (1994)

Mozart's Piano concerto in D minor, K. 466 : analysis and discussion of interpretation and performance / by Mei-Na Hsu  (1994)

Robert Schumann's piano concerto in A minor, Op. 54 : a stemmatic analysis of the sources / by Mahn-Hee Kang  (1992)

A study of Chopin's piano sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, with suggestions for performance / by Janida Dhuvabhark  (1992)

John Ireland's first Sonata for violin and piano : an introduction to its study / by Nelson Owen Harper  (1992). Authorization/login required.

The piano concertos of Carl Maria von Weber : precursors of the romantic piano concerto / by Richard C. Lopez  (1989)

A style change in Rachmaninoff's piano music as seen in the second piano sonata in B-flat minor, Opus 36 [1913 and 1931 versions] / by Kim Andrei Lasa  (1988)

A graded annotated bibliography of selected solo piano works of Alexandre Gretchaninoff / by Ann Elisa Haertling-Lint  (1988). Authorization/login required.

An analysis of Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18 : aids towards performance / by So-Ham Kim Chung  (1988)

Chopin's Concerto in E minor, op. 11 : an analysis for performance / by Chia-Huei Ai  (1986). Authorization/login required.

Score and analysis of the International Suite for Two Pianos and Orchestra / by James Edward Lucas  (1986). Authorization/login required.

The original composition and analysis of "Ten Concert Etudes for Pianoforte" / by Steven Martin Bresnen  (1985). Authorization/login required.

An analysis of Frank Martin's Second Piano Concerto / by Michael Eldon Dellinger  (1985). Authorization/login required.

Alexander Scriabin's ten piano sonatas : their philosophical meaning and its musical expression / by Elizabeth A. Barany-Schlauch  (1985)

Hindemith's Third Piano Sonata : a new assessment / by Viscount Francis Thurston  (1984). Authorization/login required.

The original solo piano music of Albert Roussel / by Timothy John Minnis  (1984). Authorization/login required.

An analytical study of the Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, of Robert Schumann / by Diane Kay Earle  (1984). Authorization/login required.

Dialogue for jazz piano and orchestra with preliminary research and analysis /  by John Theodore Emche, Jr. (1980). Authorization/login required.

A program in piano accompanying at the Ohio State University : a feasibility study / by Judyth Carolyn Lippmann  (1980). Authorization/login required.

The status and practices of class piano programs in selected colleges and universities of the state of Ohio / by Werner Sonntag  (1980)

The interpretation of accent signs in Roger Sessions' Third Piano Sonata / by Diana Ruth Duffin  (1979). Authorization/login required.

A study of the similarities in fingering principles of the 18th and 20th centuries /  by Marya Hannum Giesy (1979). Authorization/login required.

An analysis of the Opera III, V, and VI keyboard sonatas of Giovanni Marco Placido Rutini / by Stephen Butler Brown  (1979). Authorization/login required.

The musical textures of Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrouchka, for piano: a comparative study of the transcription with other versions of Petrouchka / by Roger Trent Nohl  (1978). Authorization/login required.

The influence of French impressionism and the essence of the Hungarian national character in Zoltán Kodály's piano music / by István Paku Korody  (1978)

Tonality and form in selected French piano sonatas : 1900-1950 / by Virginia Elizabeth Kniesner  (1977)

The Controlled Indeterminacy in Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto / by Shuo Shen (2019)

How to learn the Dvořák concerto in B minor : building personalized practice techniques for virtuosic performance / by Elizabeth Jeremica  (2015)

A pedagogical approach to vibrato styles for advanced cello students and their teachers / by Tzu Yun Chen  (2013)

String bass lutherie in North America : a compendium of makers and examples, 1788-1970 / by Garry Wasserman  (2012)

Ecuadorian-folk and avant-garde elements in Luis Humberto Salgado's sonatas for string instruments / by Juan Carlos Ortega Paredes  (2012)

Pitch performance : a rational approach to the acquisition of intonation skills / by Benjamin R. Coy  (2012)

Building memory structures to foster musicianship in the cello studio / by Mary Davis Fetherston  (2011)

A comparative study of selected violin works of Isang Yun : Gasa für Violine und Klavier (1963) and Sonate für Violine und Klavier /  by Kyung Ha Lee (2009)

Five late Baroque works for string instruments transcribed for clarinet and piano : a performance edition with commentary /  by Antoine Terrell Clark (2009)

Musical use of a general and expressive plucked-string instrument in software / by James Michael Croson  (2004)

The three violin sonatas of British composer Wilfred Josephs (1927-1997) / by Shi-Ling Lin  (2000). Authorization/login required.

The Cello works of Hsiao Tyzen / by Ru-Ping Chen  (1999). Authorization/login required.

The Cello and Piano Sonatas of Emilie Mayer (1821-1883) / by Marie-Aline Cadieux  (1999). Authorization/login required.

Antoine Reicha's quartets for flute and strings, op. 98 : an historical perspective and stylistic overview / by Leslie Goldman Maaser  (1998). Authorization/login required.

The status of contrabass instruction at selected colleges and universities in the United States of America / by Tod Leavitt  (1997)

A performer's analysis of Allan Pettersson's Concerto No. 2 for violin and orchestra / by Anna Kwak  (1994). Authorization/login required.

The violin music of Karol Szymanowski : a review of the repertoire and stylistic features / by Lisa Elizabeth Lantz  (1994)

Biomechanical analysis of double bassists' performance postures / by Kathleen A. Horvath  (1994)

Towards development of a critical edition of the string quartets of Charles Tomlinson Griffes / by Constance Elizabeth Barrett  (1994). Authorization/login required.

A five year comprehensive curriculum for young violinists / by Karen Williams Romeo  (1986)

The ten preludes for Unaccompanied Violin, op. 35 by Eugène Ysaÿe / by Gordon Shepherd Baughman  (1976)

An investigation of the relationships between parental involvement and the performance ability of violin students / by Gerald Richard Doan  (1973)

Flute repertoire from Japan : an analysis of twentieth-century flute sonatas by Ikuma Dan, Hikaru Hayashi, and Akira Tamba / by Daniel Ryan Gallagher  (2019)

The Interpretation of Opera Excerpts for Bassoon: A Pedagogical Analysis of Selected Excerpts / by Erik S. Malmer (2019)

Twenty interesting etudes for the developing trumpet player : the challenges of range and need for intermediate etudes / by Edward Clark  (2019)

African-American bassoonists and their representation within the classical music environment / by Ian Anthony Bell  (2019)

Turkish classical clarinet repertoire : performance, accessibility, and integration into the canon with a performance guide to works by Edward J. Hines and Ahmet Adnan Saygun / by Sarah Elizabeth Korneisel  (2019)

A conductor's and performer's guide to Steven Bryant's concerto for alto saxophone / by Chester James Jenkins  (2018)

A survey of chamber works for trumpet and electronics / by Isaac David Winland  (2018)

A conductor's and performer's guide to Steven Bryant's concerto for alto saxophone / by Chester James Jenkins (2018)

The United States Army Band Herald Trumpets, 1959-2017 / by Kenneth Bradley Holzworth (2018)

The structure and movement of clarinet playing / by Sheri Lynn Rolf  (2018)

The clarinet works of Jörg Widmann : a performance guide to fantasie for clarinet solo with a survey of unaccompanied clarinet repertoire and guide to contemporary techniques / by Zachary Daniel Dierickx  (2018)

Interdisciplinary transfer and cultivation : how vocal, writing, and visual arts can inform horn practice amd performance / by Jenna Lynn McBride-Harris  (2017)

Finding meaning in the music of David Maslanka / by Melody Baker  (2017)

Three danzas by Puerto Rican clarinetist/composer Juan Ríos Ovalle arranged for clarinet and piano / by Evan Thomas Lynch  (2017)

A Classical clarinetist's guide to klezmer music / by Dylan Mikhail Lloyd  (2017)

First-wave women clarinetists retrospective : a guide to women clarinetists born before 1930 / by Manchusa Loungsangroong  (2017)

Brahms's four serious songs : arranged for trombone and string orchestra / by Anthony L. Weikel  (2015)

Gustave Vogt : performer, educator and composer toward an edition of his works for oboe and English horn / by Stephanie Jane Kunz  (2015)

An introduction to twentieth-century flute music by Norwegian composers : with emphasis on Øistein Sommerfeldt and publications by Norsk Musikforlag / by Rachel E. Haug  (2015)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen : transcription for trumpet ensemble / by Benjamin Michael Joy  (2015)

Contemporary clarinet music in Finland : three concertos by Finnish composers commissioned for Kari Kriikku / by Katie Marie Morell  (2014)

Philippe Gaubert's Poème élégiaque  pour saxophone et orchestre : a study and critical edition / by Christian Secrist  (2013)

“The Singing Style of the Bohemians” – A Study of the Bohemian Contributions to Horn Pedagogy, Western Perspectives on Czech Horn Playing and Analysis of the Teachings of Zdenek Divoky' at the Academy of Performing Arts  / by Tiffany N. Damicone (2013)

The commissioned flute choir pieces presented by university/college flute choirs and NFA sponsored flute choirs at National Flute Association annual conventions with a brief history of the flute choir and its repertoire / by Yoon Hee Kim  (2013)

The clarinetist's guide to the performance of the clarinet, viola, and piano trios by Mozart, Bruch, and Larsen / by Adrienne Marie Marshall  (2013)

Observations of Bassoon playing in Malmö, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark / by Kerry Ann Haberkern  (2013)

Flute articulation pedagogy : the effect of language-specific consonant pronunciation on a flutist's articulation within the French and English languages /  by Erin Helgeson Torres (2012)

Joseph Kreines and his music for alto saxophone : a biography, analysis, and performance guide / by Michael Rene Torres  (2012)

Humbert Lucarelli : oboe artist / by Bradley Michael Walsh  (2011)

An overview of the history and current state of bassoon music in Mexico / by Kristilyn Woods  (2011)

A supplementary book of Chinese music for the Suzuki flute student / by Nicole Marie Charles  (2010)

The swing era clarinetists and their contributions to twentieth-century clarinet repertoire / by Mary Margaret Smith  (2010)

An overview of the pedagogical benefits of trumpet ensemble playing / by Jonathan Todd Bosarge  (2010)

The evolving mission and purpose of the Pittsburgh Flute Club in the twentieth century / by Kathleen Anne Cameron  (2009)

Duo sonatas and sonatinas for two clarinets, or clarinet and another woodwind instrument : an annotated catalog / by Yu-Ju Ti  (2009)

Three quintets by and for Heinrich Joseph Baermann / by Alisha Leighanne Miller  (2009)

A new model for beginning trombone lessons / by Joel Shonkwiler  (2009)

An annotated bibliography of current research in the field of the medical problems of trumpet playing / by Mark Alan Wade  (2008)

The musical life and career of James B. Underwood / by James M. Stokes, Jr.  (2008)

An illustrated basic flute repair manual for professionals / by Horng-Jiun Lin  (2008)

The oboe concerto of John Harbison : a guide to analysis, performance, and the collaboration with oboist William Bennett /  by Ann Fronckowiak (2006)

A bibliography of chamber music and double concerti literature for oboe and clarinet / by Anthony J. Costa  (2005)

The application of different teaching strategies reflective of individual students' learning modalities in the university flute studio class /  by Nicole L. Molumby (2004)

Leoš Janáček's wind sextet, Mládí: A history of an interpretative source and suggestions for performance / by Elizabeth Suzanne Chaussé  (2004)

Brecker's blues : transcription and theoretical analysis of six selected improvised blues solos by jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker / by David Rawlings Freedy  (2003)

Flutists' family tree : in search of the American Flute School / by Demetra Baferos Fair  (2003)

An annotated bibliography of twentieth-century solo and chamber literature for the E-flat clarinet / by Kathleen M. Gardiner  (2002)

Potential implications for the studio environments in the 21st century : model: studio arts-specifically, schools of music Oboe performance / by  Debra Hawk-Volzer (2002)

A selected study of symphonies concertantes for multiple clarinet soloists, 1770-1850, including works by Stamitz, Devienne, Krommer, Tausch, Müller, Schindelmeisser and Baermann / by Gail S. Lehto  (2002)

Trio for horn, cello and piano / by Richard A. Nichols  (2002). Authorization/login required.

Scale, arpeggio, and interval studies for the bassoon / by Robert D. Jordan  (2001). Authorization/login required.

Hugo Fox : a biography of a prominent American Bassoonist / by Karen M. Crews  (2001). Authorization/login required.

Chamber music with bass clarinet: a bibliography of works and a correlation with the emergence of the Virtuosic Orchestral Bass Clarinet /  by Daniel A. Paprocki (2000)

The Piccolo in the chamber music of the twentieth century : an annotated bibliography of selected works / by Therese M. Wacker  (2000)

An index of excerpts and an overview of published Orchestral Bassoon excerpt collections with a comparison of three collections / by Tama I. Kott  (2000). Authorization/login required.

The influence of Jazz and popular music on the American Trombone Concerto, a selected study of the Solo Trombone and large ensemble works of Richard Peaslee, James Pugh, Howard Buss, and Dexter Morrill /  by Thomas W. Zugger (2000)

The New York Woodwind Quintet : a continuing legacy / by Amy L. Likar  (1999)

The F major bassoon concerto (RTT Schacht 30) of Theodor Von Schacht (1748-1823) / by Douglas E. Spaniol  (1998). Authorization/login required.

An examination of published orchestral excerpt study materials for bassoon and contrabassoon / by David W. Oyen  (1998)

The Woodwind music of Arthur Roland Frackenpohl : his biography, an analysis of two works for Clarinet, and an annotated bibliography of the original works for Woodwinds  / by Deborah Elizabeth Andrus (1998). Authorization/login required.

A Hypermedia Guide to Jazz Appreciation, Beginnings to Chicago / by Craig S. Sylvern  (1996). Authorization/login required.

Selected chamber excerpts for clarinet taken from the repertoire of the mixed wind quintet / by Barbara A. Specht  (1996)

An annotated bibliography of Canadian music for oboe, oboe d'amore and English horn found in the Canadian Music Centre / by Sarah J. Hamilton  (1996)

The clarinet reed : an introduction to its biology, chemistry, and physics / by Donald Jay Casadonte  (1995)

A selected bibliography of music for clarinet and one other instrument by women composers / by Melanie Ann Richards  (1993)

Certain oboe techniques and ensemble pedagogy in selected woodwind chamber music of Heitor Villa-Lobos / by Ailene Annette Munger-MacKay  (1993)

A repertoire guide Including annotations of high school level keyboard percussion works for four mallets / by Ashley Nicole Summerlin  (2019)

The notation and engraving of percussion in modern wind band composition / by Mario Antony Marini  (2016)

Four works for solo timpani: an analysis and performance guide / by Naomi Joy Marcus  (2016)

Daniel Levitan : an examination of select unpitched percussion chamber works / by Juan Mendoza III  (2015)

Solo and chamber percussion works by Nigel Westlake : an examination of Fabian theory, the Hinchinbrook Riffs, the Invisible Men, Kalabash, Malachite Glass, Moving Air, Omphalo Centric Lecture and Penguin Circus / by Kevin Matthew Estes  (2014)

Eckhard Kopetzki's compositions for Marimba Competitions : an examination and comparison of Three Movements for a Solo Dancer and Night of Moon Dances / by Darin James Olson  (2011)

Development of the percussion ensemble through the contributions of the Latin American composers Amadeo Roldán, José Ardévol, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera /  by John Richard Hall (2008)

A cultural analysis of Afro-Caribbean rhythm, strumming, and movement for the North American school steelband / by Lennard V. Moses  (2008)

The published vibraphone music of Christopher Deane : an examination and comparison of Mourning dove sonnet and The apocryphal still life / by David Malcolm Wolf  (2008)

​ A review of literature and texts relating to the percussion methods course including a proposal for a new text to meet concerns about course content and structure / by Kimberley H. Burdett  (2007)

​ A survey of percussion studio curricula in the state universities of the United States and Puerto Rico / by Pamela J. Nave  (2001)

​ The distribution, construction, tuning, and performance technique of the African log xylophone / by Yoo Jin Bae  (2001)

​ Notation for percussion instruments / by Charles L. Spohn  (1953)

An overview of the pedagogical benefits of trumpet ensemble playing  / by Jonathan Todd Bosarge  (2010)

The piano and wind quintets of Mozart and Beethoven  : reception and relationship / by Roberta Zajkowski  (2010)

The Woodwind music of Arthur Roland Frackenpohl : his biography, an analysis of two works for Clarinet, and an annotated bibliography of the original  by Deborah Elizabeth Andrus (1998). Authorization/login required.

Certain oboe techniques and ensemble pedagogy in selected woodwind chamber music of Heitor Villa-Lobos / by Ailene Annette Munger- MacKay  (1993)

Differential approaches to rehearsing and conducting an instrumental ensemble / by Bruce Burbank Moss  (1989)

Musical conducting emblems : an investigation of the use of specific conducting gestures by instrumental conductors and their interpretation by instrumental performers / by Gary Donn Sousa  (1988)

A descriptive analysis of secondary instrumental conductor rehearsal problem-solving approaches, addressed musical elements and relationship to student attitude / by Louis A. Menchaca  (1988)

A study of the effectiveness of rhythmic drill materials with student/conductor-teachers while conducting a live ensemble from a full score / by Jack Norman Liles  (1978)

Music for two, three, and four flutes by Friedrich Kuhlau / by Ann Kozuch Fairbanks  (1975)

Sousa's descriptive works and suites as class-cultural mediations / by Steven Wilcer  (2017)

The history and development of the front ensemble in drum corps international / by Lane Wendell Summerlin  (2016)

An examination of the band works nominated for the Grawemeyer Award for music composition and factors influencing the likelihood a band work will win / by Nicholas James Enz  (2015)

Ohio band directors' perceptions of large group adjudicated events / by Kenneth Lloyd Hoffman, Jr.  (2014)

An analysis of select beginning band method books and the level to which they address the national standards for music education / by Kie Watkins  (2011)

A study of Ohio high school band directors' perceived preparation for teaching high school marching band through participation in a collegiate marching band, marching band technique classes, and methods courses / by Brad A. Williamson  (2009)

"El Salón México" by Aaron Copland : a study and comparison of the orchestral score and two transcriptions for band / by Erika Kirsten Svanoe  (2009)

A cultural analysis of Afro-Caribbean rhythm, strumming, and movement for the North American school steelband /  by Lennard V. Moses (2008)

The Symphony for band of Donald E. McGinnis : a guide for conductors / by Matthew Charles Saunders (2007)

A study of first-year students within The Ohio State University and the factors influencing nonparticipation in band programs at the collegiate level / by Michael John Stewart  (2007)

An index of wind band literature analyses from periodicals and university research / by Milton Allen  (2006)

A descriptive analysis of the fourteen Mid-American Conference athletic band programs / by Eric W. Aho  (2005)

A course in band literature based on a standard repertoire developed from the opinions of selected collegiate and secondary school band directors / by Carol M. Hayward  (2004)

The quality and technical difficulty of repertoire performed by non-auditioned, small college bands and the criteria considered in the selection of this literature / by Ronda E. King  (2001)

A study of factors influencing nonparticipation in collegiate band programs among first-year students in the Pacific-10 Athletic Conference / by John Bradley McDavid  (1999)

A descriptive analysis of the eleven Big Ten Conference marching band programs / by John Allen Fuller  (1995)

Notable percussion excerpts of the twentieth century wind-band repertoire / by Charles Timothy Sivils  (1995)

A selected annotated list of wind band works by Henry Cowell and a performance edition of his Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 1 for Symphonic Band / by Jere by Brown, Jeremy Scott  (1993)

A status study of nonselective concert bands at selected colleges and universities / by Patrick Franklin Casey  (1993). Authorization/login required.

"A-tonal odyssey for band" : a detailed analysis / by David L. Taylor  (1992). Authorization/login required.

The brass band movement in North America : a survey of brass bands in the United States and Canada / by Ned Mark Hosler  (1992). Authorization/login required.

The influence of Leonard B. Smith on the heritage of the band in the United States / by Vincent Polce  (1991). Authorization/login required.

The effects of expressive and nonexpressive conducting on the performance accuracy of selected expression markings by individual high school instrumentalists / by Vincent James Sidoti  (1990). Authorization/login required.

Wind band performance repertoire at the university level : a survey of collegiate wind band curricula and current repertoire selection processes / by David Otto Woike  (1990)

The effect of conductor sensitization on ensemble response to articulation styles in high school bands / by John Wallace Taylor  (1989). Authorization/login required.

An auralization-based curriculum as a methodology for advanced aural skills training for wind band conductors / by Marcia Ann La Reau  (1989). Authorization/login required.

Marching band techniques in the music teacher education curriculum : a survey of high school band director needs and current university offerings and practices / by Frank Carl Tracz  (1987)

A descriptive analysis of relationships between verbal behaviors of teacher-conductors and ratings of selected junior high and senior high school band rehearsals / by Robert Alan Carpenter  (1986). Authorization/login required.

The effects of selected factors on the choice of freshmen instrumentalists in small colleges to participate or not to participate in the college concert band / by Garen Killion Milton  (1982)

The effects of structured singing activities and self-evaluation practice on elementary band students' instrumental music performance, melodic tonal imagery, self-evaluation, and attitude / by LaPointe Manuel Davis  (1981)

Relationship of private instrumental music instruction to the performance ratings of selected school bands / by Robert F. Kessler  (1961)

A performance guide to Friendly Persuasions : Homage to Poulenc by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer / by Daniel Christopher Stein (2019)

Vascularity and the hormonal cycle in female classical singers / by Kimberly Dawn Monzón (2019)

An Attentive Interpretation Study of Claude Debussy’s Trois chansons de Bilitis for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, Including Jake Heggie’s Arrangement of Trois Chansons de Bilitis for Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet / by Élise DesChamps (2019)

From baritone to tenor: making the switch / by Weilong Tao  (2017)

Musical means in Mussorgsky's Songs and dances of death : a singer's study guide / by Jason Fuh  (2017)

The adolescent singing voice in the 21st century : vocal health and pedagogy promoting vocal health / by Rianne Marcum Gebhardt  (2016)

Humanistic vocal pedagogy: exploring a voice teacher's scope of practice through a perspective of wellness / by Emily Katherine Brand  (2016)

​ Teaching the songs of Ivor Gurney : an applied studio guide to the utilization of fourteen songs / by Errik M. Hood  (2015)

A study guide of the Taiwanese composer, Nan-Chang Chien, and his four aboriginal lieder for soprano and orchestra / by Szu-Yu Chu  (2014)

Guide of the voice teacher to vocal health for voice students : preventing, detecting and addressing symptoms / by Sarah Khatcherian Milo  (2014)

Perfecting your practice : rehearsal techniques and strategies for the undergraduate singer / by Jennifer Maxwell Whitehead  (2013)

That world of somewhere in between : the history of cabaret and the cabaret songs of Richard Pearson Thomas, Volume I / by Rebecca Eveleth Mullins  (2013)

Ernesto Lecuona : his life and his songs / by Olga Perez Flora  (2013)

A performance guide to Mandarin-Chinese diction and selected art songs / by Yung-Wei Sun  (2012)

A performer's guide to John Musto's song cycle, Quiet songs / by Ching-Yi Chen  (2012)

Translation into Korean of chapter 9, appendix I, and II of The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice by Barbara M. Doscher /  by Eunsook Lee (2011)

Bridging the gap, transitioning vocalists from academia to career / by Laura Michele Portune Cordell  (2011)

The Russian word in song: cultural and linguistic issues of classical singing in the Russian language / by Kathleen L. Manukyan  (2011)

Understanding Libby Larsen's "Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers" a collection of love songs / by Huei-en Hsuu  (2011)

Musical and lyrical multiplicity of hua'er flower songs / by Mo Li  (2011)

Hanns Eisler and his Hollywood Songbook : a survey of the Five Elegies (Fünf Elegien) and the Hölderlin Fragments (Hölderlin-Fragmente) / by Stanley E. Workman, Jr.  (2010)

​ Alan Louis Smith's Vignettes: Ellis Island : the history, evolution and performance of a modern American song cycle / by Tamara Brooke Regensburger  (2009)

The five song collections of John David Earnest set to the poetry of Robert Bode : a performer's perspective / by Dennis M. Bassett  (2009)

Ernest John Moeran : seven poems of James Joyce a singer's guide to preparation and performance / by Cyril Andrew Blosser  (2009)

​"I sing because I'm free" : developing a systematic vocal pedagogy for the modern gospel singer / by Crystal Yvonne Sellers  (2009)

​Stephen Foster and American song : a guide for singers / by Samantha Renee Mowery  (2008)

​ A performer's examination of John Musto's Shadow of the blues and Recuerdo / by Daniel Hunter-Holly  (2007)

Songs to the moon : a song cycle by Jake Heggie from poems by Vachel Lindsay / by Carolyn E. Redman  (2004)

The Liriche da camera of Francesco Santoliquido / by Abra K. Bush  (2003)

The owner's manual to the singing voice / by Rachael Kathleen Gates  (2002)

Briefly it enters : a song cycle by William Bolcom from poems by Jane Kenyon / by Nancy E. Jennings Jantsch  (2001)

The art songs of André Previn with lyrics by Toni Morrison : Honey and Rue and Four Songs for Soprano, Cello and Piano a performer's perspective / by  Adrian, Stephanie McClure (2001)

Selected Gershwin songs as transcribed for the piano by George Gershwin and Earl Wild / by Yun-Ling Hsu  (2000)

​ The contributions of four African-American women composers to Amreican Art Song / by Carren D. Moham  (1997)

​ A performer's guide to the text and music of Dominick Argento's The Andrée Expedition / by Michael Andrew Paxson  (1997)

Twentieth-Century American Composer Thomas Pasatieri: An Examination of Style as Illustrated by the Works Set to the Text of American Poet Kit Van Cleave / by Beth Bauer  (1996)

​ Reflections of a life : biographical perspectives of Virginia Woolf illuminated by the music and drama of Dominick Argento's song cycle, "From the Diary of Virginia Woolf" / by Noelle Woods  (1996)

​ The songs of Franz Liszt / by Michael David Baron  (1993)

A survey and analysis of the published French and Irish songs for piano and voice of Sir Arnold Bax / by David Matthew Shockey  (1991)

​ The singing voice : effects of the menstrual cycle / by Cheryl Ann Hoover  (1991)

​ A study of methods used by exemplary college voice teachers in teaching improved vocal resonance / by Cynthia Renee Coleman  (1989)

An electromyographic study of preparatory set in singing as influenced by the Alexander technique / by Robert James Engelhart  (1989)

Twelve Rachmaninoff songs as transcribed for piano by Earl Wild : an introductory study / by Ching-Jen Wu  (1989)

​ Improving voice quality in pulmonary-assisted alaryngeal speakers through the application of singing techniques / by Kimberle I. Moon  (1984)

A performer's commentary on "To be Sung Upon the Water" by Dominick Argento / by Trucilla Marie Sabatino  (1980)

The early songs of Sergei Prokofiev and their relation to the synthesis of the arts in Russia, 1890-1922 / by Robert Kenneth Evans  (1971)

Discovering the nature of Robert Schumann's "Frauenliebe und Leben" / Helen Josephine Turner  (1963)

A conductor's guide to Dan Locklair's since dawn : a tone poem for narrator, chorus and orchestra / by Matthew Neal Russell  (2013)

A study of the original composition "Land of our birth" : composition for male chorus, brass, percussion, woodwinds and piano / by Michael George Martin  (2013)

Robert Schumann's part-songs for men's chorus and a detailed analysis of Fünf Gesänge (Jagdlieder), opus 137 / by Timothy David Sarsany  (2010)

Vocal preparation for the high school male : preparing the high school male soloist for contest/audition - a choral director's guide / by Todd Edward Ranney  (2009)

Gwyneth Walker : an annotated bio-bibliography of selected works for mixed chorus / by Richard L. Schnipke  (2008)

Selected baroque compositions with instrumental accompaniment for amateur choir / by Linda Cressman Busarow  (2007)

​ Four motets from the Florilegium portense / by Mark A. Chaney  (2007)

The messa di voce and its effectiveness as a training exercise for the young singer / by Diane M. Pulte  (2005)

​A choral organizational structure for the developing male singer / by Bevan T. Keating  (2004)

​An historical perspective of international champion quartets of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, 1939-1963 / by Benjamin Charles Ayling  (2000)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's music for men's voices including a detailed analysis of Festgesang: An die Künstler, opus 68 and Zwei Geistliche Manner /  by Joseph H. Janisch (1998)

The effect of phonetic instruction on performance of liturgical Latin diction for middle school mixed choirs / by Yu-Wen Pan  (1997). Authorization/login required.

Talking within music : an ethnographic study of choral instruction, verbal interactions and the resulting ensemble sounds within a high school choral rehearsal / by Mark Edward Rohwer  (1997). Authorization/login required.

The stylistic placement of War Requiem in Benjamin Britten's oeuvre / by Nikola Dale Strader  (1996)

Job satisfaction among high school choral music teachers in the state of Ohio / by Frank Kalani Poncé  (1994). Authorization/login required.

Memories of Early Childhood: a composition for mixed choir with organ accompaniment / by Linda Hofstetter Nolan  (1991). Authorization/login required.

An experimental study of a speech cue rhythmic subdivision design in the remediation of rhythmic performance skills of junior high school mixed choirs / by Richard L. Mallonee  (1991)

A perceptual study of vocal registers in the singing voices of children / by Pamela Sewell Wurgler  (1990)

Acoustical placement of voices in choral formations / by Robert Dale Tocheff  (1990)

Welsh choral music in America in the nineteenth century / by Linda Louise Pohly  (1989). Authorization/login required.

Evaluation of procedures to develop selected choral rehearsal skills with undergraduate choral methods students / by Robert Allen Petty  (1987)

A descriptive analysis of the rehearsal behaviors of selected exemplary junior high and middle school choir directors / by Pamela Dayle Hopton Fiocca  (1986)

The seven last words / by Dorothy Elder Stewart  (1985). Authorization/login required.

The Dies Irae as used by Sergei Rachmaninoff : some sources, antecedents, and applications / by Susan Jeanne Woodard  (1984)

Vocal pedagogy in the choral rehearsal : the influence of selected concepts on choral tone quality, student understanding of the singing process, and student attitudes toward choir participation / by Lynn Ann Corbin  (1982)

"Song of a man and a nation's experience": a Cantata based on poetry by Walt Whitman / by Douglas Paul Starr  (1978). Authorization/login required.

Problems of composing choral music for high school use / by Harrison Leslie Adams  (1973)

A study of difference tones as related to choral singing / by Maurice Andrew Worland  (1948)

Registration strategies of professional operatic mezzo-sopranos / by Katherine Celine Osborne (2015)

The crossover opera singer : bridging the gap between opera and musical theater / by Keyona Willis-Lynam (2015)

The study of 'Alice in Wonderland' of Unsuk Chin / by Eun Seok Park (2014)

Puccini's creation of the role of Liù in his opera Turandot : a soprano's preparation of the role and a historical perspective / by Sanghee Kim (2001).

Operatic reform in Turin : aspects of production and stylistic change in the 1760s / by Margaret Ruth Butler (2000). 

Fusion of musical styles and cultures in Bright Sheng's opera "The Song of Majnun" / by Chiung-Tan Hsu (1999)

Musical and dramatic structure in the finales of the operas of Giacomo Puccini / by Micheal F. Anders (1997)

An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Russian Arias for Tenor: A Guide to Performance / by Larry Wayne Fralick, Jr. (1995). 

Opera workshop for the undergraduate: more than aria coaching / by Christine Anne Janis (1994). 

Marc Blitzstein's Regina : a pivotal work in American musical theatre / by Anne Bill Foradori (1994)

Factors influencing performance standards for professional opera singers from 1600 to the present time / by David Michael Rives (1993)

American operas on American themes by American composers : a survey of characteristics and influences / by Penelope Ann Speedie (1991). 

​Meyerbeer's Le prophète : a history of its composition and early performances / by Alan Armstrong (1990). 

​ The piano in Alban Berg's opera, Lulu / by Mary Jane Fahrenbruck (1990)

A comparative study of "Le Barbier de Séville", the original play, and the two operas "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" by Giovanni Paisiello and Giochino Rossini / by Ricky Ricardo Little (1985). 

The rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny : an interpretive staging as applied to University Opera Theater productions / by David Neil Stoffel (1983). 

The hope of reconciliation : a stylistic characteristic of Sir Michael Tippett culminating in "The Ice Break" / by Beverly Jean Vaughn (1982).

Franz Liszt and his Verdi opera transcriptions / by Peter Paul Dorgan (1982)

​ Descriptive analysis of three one-act operas by Seymour Barab / by Heather Joy Parr (1982)

The dramatic function of poetic and musical forms in a Savoy opera prototype / by Jaropolk Lassowsky (1981)

A study of vocal demands in selected early German romantic operas / by Mary Gilley Schiller (1979).

Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe : an investigation of its historical accuracy and the feasibility of a historical production in the Tabor Opera House / by Randie Lee Blooding (1979)

A study of the composition and performance of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha / by Rubye Nell Hebert (1976)

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Giulia Ripani, Ph.D.

The Effect of Acculturation, Social Support, and Music Self-Perceptions on Latino Immigrant Children's Acculturative Stress in Music Classes: A SEM Mode l

Tina Beveridge, Ph.D. An Historical Case Study of Public School Music Education in Portland, Oregon, 1990-2015

Catherine Bennett Walling, Ph.D. Becoming: A Grounded Theory of Culturally Responsible Music Teaching in an Age of Change

Nicolas Coffman, Ph.D. Finding My Sound: Creative Musical Identity Development of Undergraduates in a Popular Electronic Music Program

Margaret Flood, Ph.D. Code-switching Behaviors in a Secondary Band Director

Julia Klingner, M.M. Perceptions of New Music Teachers in Florida Toward Their Induction Process

Marina McLerran, M.M. Instrumental Music Education for Middle School Students with Hearing Impairment

Sheerin Berte, Ph.D. The Lived Experience of Adult Musicians with Dyscalculia: A Heuristic Inquiry

Wendy Gunther, M.M. The Unicorns of Elementary Schools: A Collective Case Study of Male Elementary General Music Teachers

Laurie Peebles, Ph.D. Personality and the Quality of the Music Therapy Supervisor-Intern Relationship

Melissa Ryan, Ph.D. Social Justice Pedagogy in Elementary Music: Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices

Robert Saunders, Ph.D. Mandolin Parallels and Their Effects on Beginning Violin Achievement

Giulia Ripani, M.M. Children's Social Representations of Music

Víctor Manuel Rubio Carrillo, M.M. A Musical Breathing Approach with Guitar Performance

Vimari Colón León, Ph.D. A Model of Parental Involvement in the Music Education of Students with Special Education Needs

Donna Hewitt, Ph.D. The Impact of a Professional Development Program in Popular Music on a Music Teacher’s Beliefs and Practices

Kat Reinhert, Ph.D. Developing Popular Music Programs in Higher Education: Exploring Possibilities

Johanna E. Abril, Ph.D. The State of Music Education in Basic General Public Schools of Ecuador: The Administrators' Perspective

Sandra Sanchez Adorno, Ph.D. Navigating Identities: The Musical Lives of Four Second-Generation Immigrant Children in Miami, Florida

Melissa Eick, M.M. Background Characteristics, Identity Issues, and Mentoring Process Perceptions of Undergraduate Instrumentalists as Predictors of Applied Music Teaching Success

Molly Page, M.M. Running as a Treatment for Music Performance Anxiety

Carolyn Dachinger, Ph.D. The Effect of a Music-Movement Intervention on Arousal and Cognitive Flexibility in Older Adults With and Without Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Candice Davenport, Ph.D. A Model of Classroom Environment and Social-Psychological Factors Influencing Computer-Based Compositional Creativity

Craig Denison, Ph.D. A Structural Model of Physiological and Psychological Effects on Adolescent Male Singing

Hyun-Jung Lee, Ph.D. The Effect of Auditory Pitch Range on Sustained and Selective Attention: A Comparison of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically-Developing Children

Peter J. Hamlin, Ph.D. Deliberate Practice of High School Instrumentalists: A Theoretical Model Susana M. Lalama, Ph.D. Perceived Caring Climate, Empathy, and Student Social Behavior in High School Bands Lindsay Moraczewski, M.M. Functional Harmony: The Social Culture of a High School Orchestra Ahmad Rithaudin Md Noor, Ph.D. The Effectiveness of Electronic (e-Learning) on Music Theory and Music Appreciation Achievement of Form 1 (Grade 7) Malaysian Secondary School Students

Steven Scher, M.M. Music Technology in the Classroom: Use, Accessibility, and Professional Development of Delaware K-12 Music Educators

Jennifer Lee Doyle, Ph.D. The Effects of Teacher Background, Teacher Preparation, and Support on Attitudes and Expectations of K-12 Urban Music Educators Kathryn L. Simon, Ph.D. Predictors of Classroom Management Challenges and Practices of Secondary Choral Music Educators E. Gaile Stephens, Ph.D. Formation and Prediction of the Singing Perceptions of Self-Labeled Singers and Non-Singers Brian C. Wesolowski, Ph.D. Testing a Model of Jazz Rhythm: Validating a Microstructural Swing Paradigm Alaina Galliford Lorenzo, M.M. The Effect of Verbal Versus Nonverbal Parent Cues on Children's Listening Skills
 Monica J. Kurtz, M.M. The Impact of Teacher Intensity on Student Motivation in the 4th and 5th Grade Music Classroom: A Case Study 
 Sandra Mercedez Sanchez, M.M. Individual Adequacy of Immersed Music Program Participants
 


Eunju Jeong, Ph.D.  Development and Validation of a Music-based Attention Assessment for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Susana M. Lalama, M.M. A Comparison of Student and Teacher Perceptions of Classroom Management in Secondary Band Rehearsals in Florida Schools

Linda Lathroum, Ph.D.  The Role of Music Perception in Predicting Phonological Awareness in Five- and Six-Year-Old Children

Adrienee Wills, M.M. Relationships Among Musical Home Environment, Parental Involvement, Demographic Characteristics, and Early Childhood Music Participation

Brian Wuttke, Ph.D. A Model Describing the Effects of Equipment, Instruction and Director and Student Attributes on Wind-Band Intonation

Caroline Elizabeth Morris, M.M. A Comparison of the Use of Composition as a Teaching Tool in Music Classrooms of the United States and United Kingdom

Bradley C. Olesen, Ph.D. The Impact of Background, Choral Conducting Training and Music Teaching Style on the Choral Warm-up Philosophy and Practices of Successful High School Choral Directors Brian Russell, Ph.D. The Empirical Testing of Musical Performance Assessment Paradigm

Jennifer Lee Doyle, M.M. Music Teacher Perceptions of Issues and Problems in Urban Elementary Schools

Sarah Duncan, M.M. Assessment Practices of String Teachers

Julie Stordahl, Ph.D.  The Influence of Music on Depression, Affect, and Benefit Finding Among Women at the Completion of Treatment for Breast Cancer

Ming Tu, Ph.D.  The Effects of a Chinese Music Curriculum on Cultural Attitudes, Tonal Discrimination, Singing Accuracy, and Acquisition of Chinese Lyrics for Third-, Fourth-, and Fifth-Grade Students

Brian Russell, M.M. The Development of a Guitar Performance Rating Scale Using Facet-factorial Approach

Hayoung Lim, Ph.D.  The Effect of "Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music" on Speech Production in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Charles Ciorba, Ph.D.  The Creation of a Model to Predict Jazz Improvisation Achievement

Lourinda S. Crochet, Ph.D.  Repertoire Selection Practices of Band Directors as a Function of Teaching Experience, Training, Instructional Level, and Degree of Success

Janet Kirsten, Ph.D.  Pre-Kindergarten Music Education Standards and the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards as applied to preschool settings in the United States

Kathleen M. Light, Ph.D.  Continuing in Band: Marketing to Incoming High School Students

Kelly A. Parkes, Ph.D.  The Effect of Performance Rubrics on College-Level Applied Studio Grading

Nathan Rinnert, Ph.D.  A History of the Bands at the Teachers' School in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1871--1971

Sandra Schwartz, Ph.D.  Vocal Health of Middle School and High School Choral Directors

Patricia O. Englehardt, Ph.D.  The Effect of the Yamaha Music in Education Keyboard Instructional Approach on the Musical and Nonmusical Outcomes of Middle School Students

Melissa Lesniak, Ph.D. Attitudes Towards String Education Among Collegiate String Faculty

Jeannine Mongeon, Ph.D. The effects of Left-hand Exercises on Beginning Upper String Performers' Intonation and Facility

Jay Dorfman, M.M. The Integration of Computer Technology into Music Teacher Training Curricula : An Historical Perspective

Joy Galliford, Ph.D. The Effects of Music Experience During Early Childhood on the Development of Linguistic and Non-linguistic Skills

Christopher R. Sweeney, Ph.D. The Effects of Structured Practice on the Performance Skills of Middle School First-year Band Students

Thelma B. Alvarez, Ph.D. The experience of being a mother of children up to two-and-a-half years old and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music

Roger A. Mason, Ph.D. Audiation, Cochlear Function, and the Musical Ear of Alfred Tomatis

Mohammed A. Soulayman, Ph.D. A Review and Survey of Current Practices in Elementary Music Education Methods Courses with Recommendations for a K--4 Course of Study for the College of Basic Education in Kuwait

Khaled M. Almujarreb, Ph.D. A Survey of Current Practices in the Teaching of College and University Music Appreciation Classes with Implications for Teaching the Course in Kuwait's College of Basic Education

Mahmoud A. Faraj, Ph.D. A Proposed Four-year Undergraduate Vocal Performance Major Curriculum Guide for the Higher Institute of Musical Arts in Kuwait

Badreyah H. Abdali, Ph.D.   A Method of Teaching Qanun Performance to Elementary-Aged Children    

Patricia Ooi, M.M.   A Description and Comparison of Two prominent Keyboard Music Education Systems and their Implications for Music education in Malaysia

Sager Al-Ramzi, Ph.D.   The History, Development, and Curriculum of the Institute of Musical Studies and the Higher Institute of Musical Art in Kuwait    

Sergio Luis Alvares , Ph.D.   A Rationale for and the Development of “Choro” Courses as a Proposed Model for Brazilian Popular Music Program s in Colleges and Universities o f Brazil   

Christopher Seeney, M.M.   A Description of Student and Band Director Attitudes toward Concert Band Competition

Walter G. Busse , Ph.D.   Toward Objective Measurement and Evaluation of Jazz Piano Performance Via MIDI-Based Groove Quantize Templates  

Kaja L. Jenson, Ph.D.   The effects of selected classical music on writing and talking about significant life events  

Douglas M. Jordan, Ph.D.   Alfred Reed: The Man Behind the Music  

Perry Lee, Ph.D.   An Investigation of the Opportunities of Exceptional Students in Secondary Instrumental Music in Flori da Twenty Years after PL 94-142  

Elizabeth F. York, Ph.D.   The Effects of Music Therapy Interventions on Naming and Verbal Fluency in Persons with Probable Alzheimer’s Disease   

David J. Greennagel, Ph.D.   A Study of Selected Predictors of Jazz Vocal Improvisation Skills   

Cathy H. McKinney, Ph.D.   The Effect of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music on Mood, Emotional Expression, Cortisol, and Immunologic Control of Latent Epstein-Barr Virus in Healthy Adults    

Lee W. Stone, Ph.D.   The Effects of Systematic Aural/Visual Performance Modeling on Young String Instrumentalists’ Executive and Performance Skills   

Patrick M. Fortney, Ph.D.   Learning Style and Music Instruction Via an Interactive Audio CD-ROM: An Exploratory Study    

Merja A. Sargon, Ph.D.   An Examination of Primary, Middle, and Senior High School Students' Responses to Operatic and Popular Female Vocal Timbres (Order No. 9331529). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (304071708).    

Yasmin Alvarez, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Sequential Comprehensive Keyboard Curriculum for Senior High School   

Randy L. Bangs, Ph.D.   An Application of Amabile’s Model of Creativity to Music Instruction: A Comparison of Motivational Strategies   

Krista Erickson, M.M. The Effect of Group Music Instruction and Computerized Tutorials on the Pitch-matching Ability of Pitch-defective Singers in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade  

Barry R. Garman, Ph.D.   The Effects of Accompaniment Texture and Contextual Pitch Distance on String Instrumentalists’ Intonational Performance

Deborah Knaus, M.M. Evaluation of Middle School Students' Instrumental Performance Skills: A Comparison of Teacher Evaluations and Student Self-evaluations     

Rebecca C. Kralik, Ph.D.   An Examination ot the Self-Concepts of Middle School Music Participants and Nonparticipants   

Keitha V. Lucas, Ph.D.   The Effect of Contextual Condition on the Sight Singing Achievement of Middle School Choral Music Students  

Raquel M. Montalvo, Ph.D.   An Assessment of the Status and Needs of K-12 Public School Music Education in Puerto Rico   

Mary E. Pocock, Ph.D.   The Influence of Harmonic Complexity on Melodic Expectations  

1990   

Michael B. Dressman, Ph.D.   The Development and Validation of a Test to Evaluate Selected Wind Instrument Performance Competencies of Middle School/Junior High School Instrumentalists  (Order No. 9114795). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (303836586).   

Gerald W. Siverson, Ph.D.   An Examination of The Extent to which Senior High School Band Programs Reflect Aesthetic and Utilitarian Goals   

Marilyn C. Allen, M.M. A Study of Dade County Public School Music Teachers' Practices and Attitudes toward Mainstreaming 

Richard K. Fiese, Ph.D.   An Examination of the Relationship a mong Conductors’ Rankings of the Relative Musical Quality of Three Unfamiliar Wind Band Scores  

Sammi S. Liebman, Ph.D.   The Effects of Music and Relaxation on Third Trimester Anxiety in Adolescent Pregnancy    

Deborah Mar, M.M. A Study of Selected Environmental and Socio-cultural Factors on High School Students' Music Ability

David C. McCalla, Ph.D.   The Status of Class Piano Instruction in the Public Secondary Schools of Florida    

Mary F. Chavez, M.M. A Survey of String Instructional Practices in the Public Elementary Schools of Dade County, 1987-1988  

David L. Mills, Ph.D.   The Meaning of the High School Band Experience and its Relationship to Band Activities  

Joseide G. Montarroyos, Ph.D.   Music Education in Brazilian Public Elementary Schools: A Proposed Curriculum for Children of Ages Seven through Ten  

Martha L. Gackle, Ph.D.   The Effect of Selected Vocal Techniques for Breath Management, Resonation, and Vowel Unification on Tone Production in the Junior High School Female Voice   

Richard Fiese, M.M The performed repertoire of college and university wind bands 1980-1985 

Jacqueline S. Glass, Ph.D.   The Effects of a Microcomputer-Assisted Tuning Program on Junior High School Students’ Pitch Discrimination and Pitch-Matching Abilities  

Shelly Green, M.M.   A Study of Secondary Choral Music Teachers' Management Responsibilities Related to Fund Raising, Publicity, and Touring/travel

Rachel L. Lebon, Ph.D.   The Effects of a Pedagogical Approach Incorporating Videotaped Demonstrations on thge Development of Female Vocalists’ “Belted” Voca l Technique  

Richard W. Weymuth, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Cognitive Music Achievement Test to Evaluate Missouri High School Choral Music Students  

Frederico A. d. B. Manso , Ph.D .   An Examination of Music Education Philosophy and Practices in Grades One Through Four of the Municipal Primary Schools in Rio De Janeiro  

John S. Kuskinski, Ph.D.   The Effect of Mouthpiece Cup Depth and Backbore Shape on Listeners' Categorizations of Tone Quality in Recorded Trumpet Excerpts  

Russell L. Robinson, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Microcomputer-Assisted Music Instruction Program for the Improvement of Tonal Memory

Pamela A. Sterling, Ph.D.   A Developmental Study of the Effects of Accompanying Harmonic Context on ‘Vocal Pitch Accuracy of Familiar Melodies  

Richard E. Stewart, Ph.D.   A Comparison of Music Preferences of Students in Three Educational Systems: Seventh -Day Adventist, Public, and Private Independent Schools

John S. Brick, Ph.D.   The Effects of a Self-Instr uctional Program Utilizing The “Pitch Master” on Pitch Discrimination and Pitch Accuracy in Performance of Junior High School Trombonists

Sonja Poorman, M.M. A Atudy of Views and Practices Regarding Sight Singing in Secondary School Choral Ensemble Rehearsals  

Stephen Benson, M.M. A Study of the Methods and Procedures of Twelve Massachusetts Jazz Nand Directors who Received the Highest Ratings in State Competitions in 1981

Joseph P. Scartelli, Ph.D.   A Comparison of the Effect of Electromyographic ( Emg ) Biofeedback and Sedative Music, Emg Biofeedback Only, And Sedative Music Only on the Ability of University Music Majors to Relax the Frontalis Muscles  

William F. Schlacks, Ph.D.   The Effect of Vocalization through an Interval Training Program Upon the Pitch Accuracy of High School Band Students  

Lynne H. Micheletti, Ph.D.   An Assessment of the Vertical Method and the Ensemble Approach for Teaching Sight Reading to Secondary Class Piano Students  

Robert C. Parker, Ph.D.   The Relative Effectiveness of the Tap System in Instruction in Sight Singing: An Experimental Study   

Joseph Scartelli, M.M. The Effect of Popular Music Instruction on the Attendance of Socially Maladjusted Junior High School Students

Charles V. Burnsed, Ph.D. The Development and Evaluation of an Introductory Jazz Improvisation Sequence for Intermediate Band Students   (Order No. 7901829). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302892022).

Manny Brand, Ph.D.   A Study of the Effectiveness of Simulation Techniques in Teaching Behavior Management Skills to Undergraduate Music Education Majors  

James D. Ewing, Ph.D.   Elaine Brown and Singing City: The Choral Art as a Communicative Social Force (Order No. 7712919). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302827083).    

William C. Robinson, Ph.D.   The Musical Preferences of Mental Patients Based on Cattell’s Interpretations of Factors Associated with Certain Aspects of Personality  

Jane Snecinski, M.M.   The Effects of a Music-based Versus a Non-muisc Based Early Interention, Home-care Program on the Responses of Cerebral Palsied Infants and on the Attitudes of their Parents

Rasamma Nyberg, Ph.D.   The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Introductory Course in Ethnic Music for Use in the Secondary Schools    

Frank A. Biringer, Jr., Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Systems Approach Curriculum for a Heterogeneous Beginning String Class   

Jack A. Bullock, Ph.D.   An Investigation of the Personality Traits, Job Satisfaction Attitudes, Training and Experience Histories of Superior Teachers of Junior High School Instrumental Music in New York State  

Philip H. Fink, Ph.D. The Development And Evaluation Of Instrumental Materials For A Beginning Class In Heterogeneous Strings Including Guitar  (Order No. 7325907). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302652502)

William A. Moss, Ph.D. A Study in the Use of Bone Conduction Hearing as an Aid to Improving Out-of-Tune Singers  (Order No. 7316862).   Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302652551).  

Raymond C. Williams, M.M. The Relative Effectiveness of Three Types of Melodic Interval Training in the Improvement of High School Music Students to Identify Melodic Intervals

Julia E. Bojus, Ph.D. Music Education In Poland (Order No. 7231888). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302617121)

Arthur L. Evans, Ph.D. The Development Of The Negro Spiritual As Choral Art Music By Afro-american Composers With An Annotated Guide To The Performance Of Selected Spirituals (Order No. 7305837). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302701012).

Robert F. Testa, Ph.D.  The Effect Of Jaw-thrust Instruction On Four Selected Aspects Of Trumpet Performance And Overjet Of Young Players (Order No. 7231904). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302618783)

Arthur M. Hansuld, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of Two Filmed Methods for Teaching Principles of Selected Musical Wind Instrument Skills on the College Level  

Jack Grogan, M.M. The Role of the Student Teacher in Secondary Music as Structured by State Agencies of Education

Tran Ahn Linh, M.M. The Development of an Elementary-Level General Music Curriculum Based on Vietnamese Folk Music

John M. Munroe, Ph.D.   The Nature of Group Opinion on Goals of Music Performance Groups in the Secondary Schools of Palm Beach County, Florida  

Victor Bilanchone, Jr., M.M.   Teaching Music Concepts of Style in the Senior High School Choral Rehearsal with the Use of Audio-visual Aids  

Gail Brown, M.M.   A Survey of the Available Uses of Music for Emotionally Disturbed Children in Dade County, Florida  

Milford Kuhn, Jr., M.M.   A study of the Effects of Background Music on the Mental Test Performance of Certain Students with High and Low Musical Aptitudes  

Julie Rohr, M.M.   An Impirical Study Concerning the Effects of Music on Six Educable Mental Retardates  

Neal Bonsanti, M.M.   A Survey of Stage Band Curricula in the High Schools of Florida  

Stewart Brenner, M.M.   A Survey and Analysis of Contemporary Opinion Fact and Research Concerning Embouchure, Breathing, and Tongue Usage as Applied to the Trumpet  

John Lammers, M.M.   A Comparative Study of Past and Present Scaling Practices of American Pipe Organ Builders  

Diane Penney, M.M.   Some Recent Trends in Education and Piano Teaching as Evidenced in Selected Piano Courses  

Julia Bojus, M.M.   A Survey and Evaluation of the Required Music Courses for Classroom Teachers at the University of Miami    

Richard Davis, M.M.   The Development of a Proposed Handbook for the Florida Vocal Association  

Adele De Los Santos, M.M.   A Survey and Analysis of Seventh Grade General Music in the United States with some Recommendations for its Improvement  

William Higgins, M.M.   A Study of the Effect of Participation in a High school Band on Academic Achievement and Social Adjustment  

Harry Johanson, M.M.   A Study of the Preparation and Effectiveness of Dade County High School Choral Directors  

Carl Nalls, M.M.   The Relationship between Creativity and Participation in a High School Music Program  

Arthur Parisi, M.M.   Problems involved in composing and arranging an original suite for Junior High School Band  

Jesse Pearl, M.M.   Problems involved in Transcribing Three Palestrina Works for Symphonic Band and their Application to Student Ear Training  

Juanita Rafield, M.M.   An investigation of Existing Student Handbooks for Choral Students in Secondary Public Schools of Florida and a Proposed Student Handbook of Information for the Coral Gables Senior High School Choral Department  

William Day, M.M.   Problems in Transcribing the Berlioz Overture "Rob Roy" for Concert Band  

Albert Hall, M.M.   Problems in Arranging Four Songs by Victor Young for a High School Concert Band  

Tommye Kelly, M.M.   A Study and Evaluation of some Music Aptitude and Achievement Tests for Grades Four, Five, and Six  

Adam Fischer, M.M.   Problems in Composing, Scoring, and Researching an Original Suite for Junior High School Orchestra  

Richard Dasher, M.M.   Problems in Composing an Original Chorale, Variations and Fugue for Junior High School band

Stanley Garlitz, M.M.   Problems Involved in the Composition and Orchestration of an Original Suite for Junior High School Band  

Budd Malchus, M.M.   Problems Involved in Transcribing Beethoven's Prometheus Overture for the Senior High School Band  

Philip Paul, M.M.   Problems in Transcribing Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Opus 56A, for Senior High School Band  

Helen Rhorer, M.M.   The Role of Auditory Memory in the Eevelopment of the Pianist as a Musician and a Performer

Frederic Ashe, M.M.   Problems in Scoring an Original Overture for Senior High School Band

Ove W. Jensen, M.M.   Problems in Transcribing Selected Italian Polyphonic vocal compositions for High School Brass Ensemble

Ernest Cowley, M.M.   Problems Involved in Composing Music in a Contemporary Idiom for a Senior High School Band

Clifford Alper, M.M.   A Survey and Analysis of Voice Training Classes in the Secondary School

George Blumenthal, M.M.   Problems involved in the transcription of a Handel suite for a school band at the Junior High School levele

Authur Bodger, M.M.   Thirty Bach chorales arranged as an aid for training players of string instruments

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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

A Case Study Analysis of the Experiences and Perceived Learning Outcomes of Former Non-Music Majors in Applied Horn Lessons , Jordan Bennett

Unconventional Wisdom in Resonating Echoes of the Past: A Memoir on the Life and Music of royal hartigan , Joseph Elias Boulos

Composers at War: A Study of Composers Who Fought in World War I and World War II , Jason T. Hoffmann

Adventures in Flute Playing: A Literature Survey and Anticipated Beginning Flute Method , Sammy Holloman

American Art Songs in the 21st Century: A Catalogue of Selected Works , Islei Mariano Correa Hammer

Pedagogical Piano Works by Four Contemporary Composers: Emma Lou Diemer, Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, Karen Tanaka and Chee-Hwa Tan , Manuel Alejandro Molina Flores

A Selective Guide to Solo Bass Trombone Repertoire from 1961 to Present , Andrew Amadeus Ortega

Analysis and Performance of Osvaldo Golijov’s Hebreische Milonga , Gerardo Sanchez Pastrana

Challenges and Solutions for Native Mandarin-Chinese Speakers in Singing German Lieder , Fei Xia

Developing Collaborative Skills in Piano Students , Linxi Yang

A Guide to Chinese Art Songs from 1970 to 2010 , Tingyu Yan

A Study of Six Selected Piano Variations by Czerny , Hao Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Investigating the Marketing Language among Online Retailers of Violin Strings to Determine the Implied Aesthetic , Kira Kay Browning

Stylistic Changes in the Music of Ruth Crawford Seeger , Xinlei Chu

The Most Common Vocal Fault in the Baritone Voice , Matthew Derek Cyphert

Diversifying Piano Literature: East Asian Music for Piano Study and Performance in the United States , Akina Kondoh

Playing-Related Medical Injuries and Health Conditions in Collegiate Saxophonists: A Survey of Saxophonists in North American Universities , Michael Anne Tolan

The Purpose and Process of Commissioning New Music for Low Brass Instruments: A Guide , Michael Kennard Waddell

Evocations of Nature in Selected Piano Works by Debussy , Heah Zi-Ling

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

A Survey of Musical Expectations in the Marine Forces Reserve Band stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana , Brandon Paul Carbonari

A Selected Analytical Bibliography of Works for Saxophone by Composers Associated with the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music: 1946-2021 , Christopher Mark DeLouis

"A Long Life in Music:" The Career and Legacy of Ann Schein , Anthony William Gray

Jerome Franke’s “Architectural Practice” Exercises for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 62 and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole in D minor, Op. 21 , Yaniv Gutman

Fostering Music Performers in the 21st Century: A Contemporary Professional Perspective toward a New Curricular Agenda for Graduate Study in Music , Andre Januario

Francis Poulenc: The Compositional Influences of Les Six and Sergei Prokofiev on the Poulenc Oboe Sonata (1962) , Evan Klein

The Three Piano Sonatas by José de Almeida Penalva , Heron Alvim Moreira

Chamber Music Fundamentals and Rehearsal Techniques for Advancing String Students , Gabrielle Padilla

Touching Light: A Framework for the Facilitation of Music-Making in Mixed Reality , Ian Thomas Riley

The Joyful Path of Lifelong Mastery of the Piano , John Alan Rose

Hearing Ourselves Speak: Finding the Trans Sound in the Ohio River Valley , Gwendolyn Patricia Saporito-Emler

#Canceled: Positionality and Authenticity in Country Music’s Cancel Culture , Gabriella Saporito

The Memorization, Preparation, and Performance of Piano Music: Cognitive Foundations and Current Neuro-Music Research , Amy M. Simpson

Selected Principles of Practicing for Security in Performance , Hsing-Yi Tsai

An Analysis of Amy Beach's Variations on Balkan Themes, Op. 60 , Yiwen Zhang

A Foundation for Collaboration: An Analysis of Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Op. 48 , Kailang Zhan

A Selective Study on Chinese Art Songs after 1950 , Gehui Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

It’s Just Muzak: Music, Activism, and Advertising. , Avery Brzobohaty

A Survey of Selected Classical Chinese Art Songs for Solo Voice and Piano from 1920 to 1950 , Tingting Chang

A Multifaceted Performance Model for the Multiple Percussion Performance Practice: Performance Analysis of Select Works toward Developing a Graduate Curriculum , Mitchell Joseph Greco

The Roman Catholic Ordinary Mass from circa 1750 to circa 1820: A Selected Bibliography , Letícia Gabriele Grützmann Januario

An Appraisal of the Evolution of Western Art Music in Nigeria , Agatha Onyinye Holland

Types and Causes of Physiological Injury in Piano Playing, with Emphasis on Piano Pedagogy in China , Ruixi Niu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Contemporary Music Notation for the Flute: A Unified Guide to Notational Symbols for Composers and Performers , Ms. Eftihia Victoria Arkoudis

Core Curriculum for Orchestra , Andrew Thomas Aycoth

Hyperscales: Analysis, Historical Uses, and Possible Applications in Contemporary Music Composition , Douglas Wayne Brown

Johannes Brahms’s Fünf Ophelia-Lieder Performance history, cultural context, and character study as it pertains to Johannes Brahms’s Fünf Ophelia-Lieder: A Performer’s Perspective , Caryn Alexis Crozier

The Hard Bop Trombone: An exploration of the improvisational styles of the four trombonist who defined the genre (1955-1964) , Emmett Curtis Goods

A Pedagogical Guide to Kapustin’s Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40 , Yanjing Gu

Prizes, Winning, and Identity: Narrative Vocal Music of the Pulitzer Prize, 2008–2018 , Julia K. Kuhlman

Folk-song to formal performance: Interpreting the songs of Jean Ritchie for voice recital , Julianne E. Laird

Contemporary Collaborative Piano Practices in Korea: Five Case Studies , Jiyeon Lee

Music Technology, Gender, and Sexuality: Case Studies of Women and Queer Electroacoustic Music Composers , Justin Thomas Massey

The Inclusion of Organ Within the Concert Band Instrumentation with an Annotated Listing of Original Works for Concert Band and Organ , Matthew Justin McCurry

The "organ-accompanied solo motet" in in La Maîtrise, 1857–1861 , John David O'Donnell

Musical and Cultural Perspectives of Héctor Campos Parsi: An examination of his influences and analysis of selected vocal works , Cynthia Ortiz-Bartley

Latin American Influences on Selected Piano Pieces by Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Darius Milhaud , Hyejeong Seong

A Compendium of Opera in Spain and Latin America , Michelle S. Smith

Pedagogical Thoughts on Album des Six: a piano set by Les Six to represent French Nationalism , Dipendra Sunam

Examining Musical Hybridity and Cultural Influences in Valerie Coleman’s Wish Sonatine and Fanmi Imèn , Brittany Marie Trotter

Discovering the "Finnish Chopin"—Selim Palmgren's 24 Preludes, op. 17, and Tres Piezas para Piano, op. 54 , Sijia Wang

Mindfulness for Musicians: Bringing sport psychology and mindfulness-based therapies to the practice room and the concert stage , Lauretta M. Werner

Listening for the Cosmic Other: Postcolonial Approaches to Music in the Space Age , Paige Zalman

How does the pronunciation of native languages affect beginning singers? A research focusing on native Mandarin Chinese and American English speaking singers , Ruobing Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

An Exploration of Paul Bowles' Piano-Solo Pieces , Juan Carlos Rios Betancur

The Life And Work Of Barbara Nissman , Giuliana Paola Contreras Ampuero

Lynne Ramsey, Violist: Biography, Pedagogical Background, Teaching Techniques, and Career Advice , Ignacio Cuello

Listening for Yes: Consent in the Contemporary Country Love Song , Phoebe E. Hughes

Form in the Music of John Adams , Michael Ridderbusch

Study of the Resonance Spectrums of the Flute and the Effect of Different Stable Vowels on Formant Tuning with Violin and Clarinet , Alyssa M. Schwartz

It Takes a Village: Collaborative Social Justice Through Choral Musicking , Natalie Shaffer

Staying Original: A Case study for Film Composers Working with Temp Tracks , Kyle Maurits Simpson

Chinese Elements and Influence in Tan Dun's Eight Memories in Watercolor , Qian Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

A Study in Songs: Comparative Analyses of 20th century settings of William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience": Selections from Vaughan Williams's "Ten Blake Songs", Britten's "Songs and Proverbs of William Blake", and Rochberg's "Blake Songs: For Soprano and Chamber Ensemble" , Jennifer Berkebile

The Treatment of the Piano in Six Selected Chamber Works by Colombian Composers in the Twenty-First Century , Javier Camacho

The Paganini Variations: A Study of Selected Works by Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Lutoslawski, and Muczynski , Youna Choi

A Survey of Selected Piano Concerti for Elementary, Intermediate, and Early-Advanced Levels , Achareeya Fukiat

Jesus de Monasterio (1836-1903): An Essential Figure in the Artistic and Technical Development of Violin Playing in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century at the Madrid Royal Conservatory , Diego Gabete-Rodriguez

A Transcription for the Viola of Three Violin Works by Amy Beach: A Historical, Theoretical, and Pedagogical Analysis , Courtney Erin Grant

The Piccolo in the 21st Century: History, Construction, and Modern Pedagogical Resources , Keith D. Hanlon

Tear Down the Wall: Long-Form Analytical Techniques and the Music of Pink Floyd , Christopher Everett Jones

Revolutionary Pedagogy: A Historical Perspective on Improvising in Beethoven , Julia Kinderknecht

Philosophical Approaches to Compositional Technique in Isang Yun's Works for Solo Flute , Mirim Lee

Taiwanese Composer Tyzen Hsiao: Pedagogical Aspects of Selected Piano Solo Works , Tzu-Nung Lin

Researching History and Performance Practice Regarding Improvisation and Ornamentation in Mozart's Keyboard Works, with Special Attention to Cadenzas , Josiane Merlino

A Study of Nikolai Kapustin's Sonata No. 12, Op. 102: A Contemporary Jazz Sonata In Two Movements , Mark Peters

Selected Manufacturer's Professional Trumpet Component Specifications: A Compendium of Measurements, Materials, and Playing Characteristics , Kenneth H. Piatt

A Conductor's Perspective on Stravinsky's "Danse sacrale" from "Le Sacre du printemps": Evaluation of Revisions, Analysis and Considerations for Conducting , Hanjin Sa

Hungarian Elements in Selected Piano Compositions of Liszt, Dohnanyi, Bartok, and Kodaly , Helga Scheibert

A Pedagogical Study of Selected Piano Music of Miguel del Aguila , Sornsuang Tangsinmonkong

Performance Practice and Overview of Selected Piano Works of Barbara Kolb , Chiao Su Joyce Wang

A Transcription for Soprano Saxophone and Piano of Chen Yi's "Chinese Folk Dance Suite", Originally for Violin and Orchestra , Tak Chiu Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Listening To Their Voices: An Ethnographic Study of Children's Values and Meaning Ascribed to Learning World Music in Elementary School General Music , Juliana Cantarelli Vita

Pedagogical and Performance Aspects of Three American Compositions for Solo Piano: John Corigliano's Fantasia on an Ostinato, Miguel del Aguila's Conga for Piano, and William Bolcom's Nine New Bagatelles , Tse Wei Chai

Encounters with the Avant-Garde: Four Case Studies in the Reception History of Contemporary Flute Works (1971 to present) , Amanda Cook

Beyond High and Lonesome: A Comparative Analysis of Early Male and Contemporary Female Bluegrass Vocal Styles , Hillary C. Kay

The life and legacy of MieczysLaw Munz , Sora Lee

An Analysis of Narong Prangcharoen's "Three Minds" for Solo Piano , Pawatchai Suwankangka

MIDI Electronic Wind Instrument: A Study of the Instrument and Selected Works , Matthew J. Swallow

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

The Keyboard Works of Alex Shapiro , Elizabeth Mary Etnoyer

Halim El-Dabh's Derabucca Notation and its Implication on Performance Practice , Ryan Joseph Frost

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Music is one of the most beautiful forms of art that involves an organized and hierarchical sound and silence. It is generally performed in terms of pitch, rhythm, and sound quality. Music is a passion that many enthusiasts aspire to pursue. While the art of music can be an innate ability, it can be pruned with proper learning. Therefore, musicology is an academic field that offers the teaching of music.

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2022 Music Dissertation Topics

Topic 1: examining the benefits of using music therapy for curing mental health patients – a study on the hospitals under nhs foundation trust..

Research Aim: The aim of this study is to identify the benefits of using music therapy for curing mental health patients. The study will mainly focus on the use of music therapy in hospitals under the NHS Foundation Trust.

Objectives:

  • To figure out the key advantages of using music therapy to cure mental health patients.
  • To elaborate on how music therapy is being used by the hospitals under NHS Foundation Trust aims to cure mental health patients.
  • To share a stringent set of recommendations for the hospitals under the NHS Foundation Trust to strategically use music therapy for curing mental health patients.

Topic 2: A detailed study on the transformation of British electronic dance music (EDM) over the last 10 years.

Research Aim: The study aims to conduct research on the transformation of British electronic dance music (EDM) over the last 10 years.

  • To share knowledge about the key aspects and specifications of British electronic dance music (EDM).
  • To provide a comprehensive analysis of the transformation of British electronic dance music (EDM) in the last decade.
  • To develop an understanding of how overall EDM practices can be improved and led towards advancement thereby aligning with the British culture.

Topic 3: Examining the growing influence of electronic and digital technology on music education in the UK.

Research Aim: The present research study aims to examine the growing influence of electronic and digital technology on music education in the UK.

  • To shed light on the changes in modern-age music education alongside the increasing dominance of advanced technologies.
  • To demonstrate how the growing use of electronic and digital technologies is redefining music education in the UK.
  • To recommend how electronic and digital technologies can be used in the best possible way to influence music education in the UK.

Topic 4: Describing the benefits of using music for children’s learning specifically during the stage of early development – a study on the UK government's changing perspective and investment in children's music and art.

Research Aim: The aim of this research study is to describe the benefits of using music for children’s learning specifically during the stage of early development. The UK government’s changing perspective and investment in children’s music and art will be emphasised in this study.

  • To identify the key benefits of using music in children’s learning, especially during their early development.
  • To exemplify the changing perspective of the UK government and how the government is investing in children’s music and art.
  • To recommend strategies that can help in the use of music in the best way to support children’s learning at their early development stage.

Topic 5: Investigating the impacts of removing gender disparity on music composition and performance in the British music industry.

Research Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the impacts of removing gender disparity on music composition and performance in the British music industry.

  • To contextualise the importance of maintaining gender equality for maintaining healthy practices in music composition and performance.
  • To describe how the removal of gender disparity may help in music composition and performance in the British music industry.
  • To suggest strategies to eliminate gender discrimination and inequality in the British music industry.

Topic. 1: Major music platforms in the world:

Research Aim: There are many channels through which we can stream music. Each of the platforms has its perks and flaws that either excite or infuriate the users. The aim of the research will be to critically analyze the major music platforms in the world. 

Topic. 2: Impact of music talent shows on music:

Research Aim: Almost all countries around the world produce music talent shows usually aimed to find out new, young, emerging talent. The music talent shows have significant effects on the music, musicians, and music industry. Now, whether the impact is good or bad, the research will aim to find it out. The focal purpose of the study will be to identify the positive and negative repercussions of music talent shows. 

Topic. 3: Health benefit of music:

Research Aim: We all have heard that music is the food for the soul, but it is yet to find out if it is any good to our body. However, it is true that music cheers us up and helps us unwind things. It is significant to study if it aids an ailment. The research will aim to find out if music has health benefits and explore the details about the ailments and the remedy.

Topic. 4: Pop music in the contemporary world

Research Aim: Pop music was the undisputed king in the back times. Today, although we get to see the spark of pop in music, it is not truly pop. The research will analyze and evaluate the nature of pop music today and how it is amalgamated with contemporary music all around the world. 

Topic. 5: Role of technology in music

Research Aim: Technology is a crucial determiner that cannot be overlooked. It has affected all of the significant aspects of our lives, and music is no exception. The music that existed without technologically driven machines used to be different from what it is today. The aim of the research is to make a comparison and contrast between the nature of the two products of music and understand their similarities and differences under the light of technology. 

Topic. 6: Music in Hollywood

Research Aim: The main aim of the research would be to make a standard music format that is followed in Hollywood. The type of music produced in Hollywood is different from other major film industries. The researcher will analyze and evaluate the music and create a generic algorithm of music production followed by music composers in Hollywood. 

Topic. 7: The obsolete music instruments

Research Aim: Today, not all musical instruments are in their original shape. In fact, most of them have been buried inside a land do a lack of marketing and usage. The researcher will conduct thorough research to investigate the obsolete musical instruments that are unfamiliar to most people of a specific area. 

Topic. 8: pros and cons of legal music sharing platforms

Research Aim: The aim of the research will be to find out and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of legal music-sharing platforms. It will also investigate their impact on the music itself and discover the user’s inclination or motivations for using the platforms.   

Topic. 9: Music piracy in the age of the internet

Research Aim: Music piracy has always existed, but in the age of the internet, it has become predominant. The aim of the research will be to explore and find out how easy or difficult it has become to pirate music because it has significant outcomes in both ways. 

Topic. 10: Role of music in human life

Research Aim: When we are happy, we listen to music. When we are sad, we listen to music. Music has something to offer to each of our moods, and therefore, it is an integral part of our lives. This research will deeply analyze the role of music in human life and in what ways it affects our feelings, mood, actions, behaviors, and mundane activities. 

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Topic. 11: How does music therapy work:

Research Aim: Music therapy is practiced in a large proportion of the world. The researcher will monitor people taking music therapy and identify its level of effectiveness. 

Topic. 12: Music and economy:

Research Aim: Good music transcends boundaries and therefore gets most disseminated and widespread. As a result, it is able to generate more money. The counties whose music is listened around the world have music as a key contributor to their Gross domestic product. The aim of the research is to survey and find out the statistics of music and its contribution to the economy. 

Topic. 13: music and culture

Research Aim: There are different kinds of music produced around the world, much of which depends on the culture of the respective area. The research will study the influence of culture on music and vice versa. 

Topic. 14: Role of music in spirituality

Research Aim: Music has a unique and close relationship with spirituality. Music is an instrument used to invoke feelings of spirituality. The researcher will study different religions and their way of connecting to God through music. 

Topic. 15: Music bands- their relevance today

Research Aim: The popularity and craze of music bands were very high in the 90s than what it is today. The aim of the research is to find out the potential of music bands in the contemporary music industry in different ways. 

Topic. 16: Music and patriotism

Research Aim: Music and poetry are used all around the world to boost the patriotism and nationalism of the inhabitants. The researcher will broadly study and investigate the instrumentation of music for patriotism and how music is used for political gains and at avenues. The researcher can do case studies and find accurate answers to the research questions. 

Topic. 17: Understanding the music market

Research Aim: The music market is just like any other product market: it is vast and diverse. You cannot make an audience persona for music, but you can make audience personas for different genres of music. And this research will do that. The research will aim to make audience personas of varying music genres understand the music market. 

Topic. 18: Most influential musicians today

Research Aim: The main aim of the research would be to explore and understand the current trends in music and pinpoint the most influential musicians today. Different musicians will be evaluated against different variables such as music they have produced, outreach, and followers, etc. 

Topic. 19: Music in the 21st century

Research Aim: Music has evolved significantly over the period of time, and there is no doubt that it will keep on transforming in the coming years. The aim of the research is to study and evaluate the current nature of music produced in the world and, more particularly, about the taste of people. 

Topic. 20: The evolution of music:

Research Aim: The researcher will delve into the history of the music to learn about its roots. The main aim of the research is to find and evaluate the evolution of music than how it developed over time and the phases that it went through to reach its current position. 

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A Dissertation, normally of 9,000-10,000 words (excluding bibliography, appendices, etc., but including footnotes), on a defined aspect of musical life, theory or practice.

The approach and topic should relate to the student’s chosen pathway within the degree programme. Students may decide the topic of the dissertation according to their own interests, in discussion with their programme convenor or proposed supervisor. Topics may relate to a specific regional style or genre, or deal with a theoretical or comparative topic. The dissertation should show an appropriate command of ethnomusicological theory and relevant literature, as well as the capacity to apply this to the chosen topic. The dissertation may include elements of original archival or ethnographic research (participant observation or interviews).

With the agreement of their supervisor, students may choose to submit a practice-based portfolio instead of a purely text-based dissertation. This might include original composition, performance-research, teaching materials, development projects, or other elements, captured in notated, audio-visual or other form. Students must agree the balance and format of written and other elements with their supervisor, with a minimum written requirement of 4,000 words.

Objectives and learning outcomes

On successful completion of this dissertation a student will be able to

  • Demonstrate command of appropriate theoretical perspectives and secondary literature relevant to a chosen topic of study.
  • Display the ability to frame research questions, consider relevant research design and explain methodological, epistemological and ethical issues related to a proposed research project.
  • Employ the skills to pursue independent research from secondary and, where appropriate, primary sources in the field of ethnomusicology.
  • Show ability to organise their data and articulate their arguments coherently and clearly.
  • Show ability to analyse research findings and write a critical review of findings.

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  • 1,500-word annotated bibliography (worth 10%)
  • 10,000-word dissertation submitted by the School dissertation deadline (worth 90%)

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