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A Policy and Procedures Manual for the Operation of the Red Door Children's Center: A Case Study
The purpose of this project was to develop an all inclusive manual that could be used for the operation of the Red Door Children's Center, an existing child care facility at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit, ...
Joseph Szigeti's Art of Violin Playing
This paper discusses Joseph Szigeti and his philosophies of violin playing. His views on practice, study, and technicality are explored.
Background on Bach and the Numerology Tradition
There may have been some influences and associations not usually mentioned which might explain Bach's numerological usage for it was not unique to himself or his era. His relatives, Johann Christoph and Johann Ludwig Bach, ...
A Discussion on Participating in Professional Orchestral French Horn Auditions
This paper is designed to give some indication of what a potential professional French horn player can expect at an orchestral audition. Most university performance majors entertain the idea of playing professionally, yet ...
Class Voice Teachers: Are Specialized Background and Preparation Necessary?
The hypothesis of this paper is that specialized background and preparation are necessary for a class voice teacher. In order to test this hypothesis, the following sub-hypotheses were devised to find out how and in ...
A Panorama of Breathing Techniques for the Beginning Student of Voice, Voice Therapy and Adult Students
The purpose of this research paper is to discuss specific teaching methods as a private teacher regarding breathing techniques for the beginning student, for voice therapy, and for adult students. It is necessary for ...
John Cage and His Use of Percussion
John Cage musically created a revolution. He explored new avenues of composing, during a period of time when most other composers were still in the past. Overall, he formulated an exciting and new attitude toward the ...
Pedagogical Comparisons of Choral and Solo Singing
The comparison of choral and solo singing has often been a point of interest and controversy. It is acknowledged that if conscientious, both the studio instructor and the conductor of a choral ensemble strive for vocal ...
The Orchestral Organ in the United States of the Early Twentieth Century
This paper discusses the history of the organ in early twentieth-century America and its place as a substitute for orchestras. Organ builders, designs, and extant instruments from the era are also discussed.
A Comparison of Five Different Editions of Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria Detta La Frescobalda with a Guitar Transcription
In the course of transcribing Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria detta la Frescobalda, contained in the Second Book of Toccatas, first published in 1627, one problem the modern editor confronts is that of interpreting the ...
An Index to the Cantorial Collection of Cantor Jacob Rothblatt, 1902-1980
The Rothblatt collection consists primarily of Jewish liturgical music, that is, music commonly heard in Jewish synagogue services as part of the year-round order of liturgy. Having served as a cantor for over forty ...
A Study of the Sruti System in Indian Music
This study is an attempt to illuminate the ancient musical concept of India known as sruti. A sruti may be considered a "microtonal" interval, but there are considerable divergences of opinion regarding whether srutis ...
The History of the Marimba and Its Use
The modern concert marimba, as with many percussion instruments, has an extensive history. Where did the marimba originate and when? How was it played? The origins, types and uses of the marimba are questions that this ...
Nicolas Medtner: a Survey of his Life, Musical Style, and Works for Solo Piano
This paper discusses the biography, style, and solo piano works of Nikolay Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951). Included is an analysis of his training, his compositional style, and musical innovations. For the purposes of this ...
Literature for the Tuba Ensemble: an Analysis of Twenty-Seven Compositions
The last two decades have seen the number of tuba ensembles grow from the original one at the University of Miami (Florida) to scores scattered around the world, and this has been paralleled by the number of new ensembles ...
A Survey of the Choral Literature Performed in 1979, 1980, and 1981 by the Adult Choirs of Selected Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City Area
The purpose of this research project is to determine what choral literature was performed from 1979 through 1981 by the adult choirs of some of the larger Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City area. The music ...
A Rationale for the Development of Educational Videotape Productions on Specialized Musical Topics: A Document Accompanying the Videotape Production Renaissance and Baroque Choral Music
This paper is written in conjunction with a videotape production completed in August 1984 entitled Renaissance and Baroque Choral Music. This paper will give the philosophical basis of the project, describe the ideas ...
Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Youths: Teaching Choral Music in At-Risk Schools
Music teachers currently working in at-risk schools find themselves questioning the appropriateness of lessons they've been prepared to teach. The needs of at-risk students are great. It is sometimes difficult for music ...
A Discussion of the Pedal From Early and Late Nineteenth Century Pianoforte Methods
The art of pedaling is an element of pianoforte playing that, when executed correctly, enhances the music, and, when executed incorrectly, detracts from the music. Careful instructions for pedaling were included in many ...
The Founding of an American School of Composition 1900–1930
This paper is intended to acquaint the reader with a general view of the American composers who pioneered and established an American school of composition. The selections of the composers discussed were made on the basis ...