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  • Lapse of time, for flute, clarine, violin, cello, percussion and piano 

    Yang, Ming (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2014)
    The inspiration for this piece came from some initial sounds in my mind. The music is combination of these sounds, which sometimes mix well and sometimes collide. In order to realize these sounds, I created three primary ...
  • Love and Reform: a chamber operetta 

    Gagnon, Ryan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-23)
    "Love and Reform" is a chamber operetta composed from a libretto written by the composer for female narrator, soprano, tenor, bass, and string quintet. The drama is an Epicurean satire concerning the imagined afterlife ...
  • Material Evidence 

    Landon, David Paul (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Material evidence is a twelve-and-a-half minute long work for twenty-two musicians and electronics. The main inspiration for the work came as a combination of scientific research in the field of music cognition and ...
  • Mountains in the Distance 

    Cholodenko, Devin (2021)
    This thesis explores the mechanics of musical composition and orchestration through the lens of an orchestral tone poem. The work presents various musical materials with characteristics and qualities in accordance ...
  • Ms. Linto 

    Kuo, Kuan Chi (2014-09-30)
    Ms. Linto is inspired by a famous Taiwan legend called Ms. Linto. This story happened in Tainan. Linto who is a widow and raises three kinds alone, was tricked out of her life saving by a smooth talking handsome man, ACSi ...
  • New Psalms for S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B. Chorus, A Capella 

    Huang, Dingchao (2020)
    The Book of Psalms in the Old Testament is a collection of 150 ancient lyrical poems intended for prayer and worship of the Jehovah God. The title is derived from the Greek word Psalmoi, which stands for “words sung to a ...
  • The Nightingale and the Rose: Chamber Opera in Two Acts 

    Brake, Anna Laurel (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    I chose Oscar Wilde’s short story, The Nightingale and the Rose (about a nightingale who sacrifices her life to create a red rose for love), for my opera for its fantasy, wit, and expectation-defying tropes. This ...
  • Perpetual: For Alto Saxophone and Live Electronics 

    Busch, Logan (2020)
    “Perpetual” is a composition conceptualized around the idea of thought loops and the mental cacophony constructed through the accumulation of these echoing thoughts. “Perpetual” is comprised of four short movements inspired ...
  • Persona Con Grata for Saxophone Duo 

    Shirley, Lucy (2022)
    Persona Con Grata for Saxophone Duo is a three-movement musico-theatrical exploration of the musician’s psyche. In focusing on the saxophone as an extension of the persona, corporality, and voice, and using extended ...
  • Piano concerto for piano and full orchestra 

    Shao, Zheng (2014-07-29)
    The first movement of my Piano Concerto presents my unique methods of developing motives. There are two main motives that are used to construct almost all material in the piece. I also have two main methods of developing ...
  • A Remedy for Death For Mixed Ensemble 

    Shum, Chi Wing Natalie (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    A Remedy for Death is a three-movement composition for mixed ensemble, which is inspired by the love of God in the bible. The first movement, “The Fall of Man”, is based on the book of Genesis chapter ...
  • RetroRhapsody for two pianos, two basses and percussion 

    Rivers, Art (2013)
    RetroRhapsody takes its inspiration from the culturally fascinating early-to-middle portion of twentieth-century American popular culture. Two of the biggest musical developments were, of course, jazz and rock 'n roll, ...
  • Settings of the Sabbath 

    Fellman, Katie (2016)
    Settings of the Sabbath is a piece written for large ensemble and SATB choir. The Sabbath is a sacred time for Jews that starts sundown Friday night and ends at sundown Saturday night. It is a time for reflection, ...
  • Sprout 

    Shi, Lan (2020)
    From my perspective, the beauty of life lies in its tenacity and endlessness. This beauty is especially reflected in the flowers that grow in the cracks in the rocks. It takes a lot of ups and downs to breakthrough. ...
  • String Quartet I 

    Whitney-Johnson, Laura (2021)
    String Quartet I is a composition in four movements for string quartet. Each movement expresses a specific emotional and sensory experience with rainwater. Movement I, "Flood Plain," was inspired by wetlands in Nebraska ...
  • The Awakening of Insects 

    Liu, Yizhang (2020)
    The Awakening of Insects is the third of the twenty-four solar terms in the traditional Chinese calendars. In China, people believe that during this solar term, thunderstorms will wake up the hibernating insects, indicating ...
  • The Fairy Songs: A Theater Piece for Voice, Electronics, Lighting, and Theatrical Components 

    Ricucci-Hill, Aaron S. (2022)
    The Fairy Songs is a theatrical composition written for voice, fixed media, live electronics, and auxiliary percussion presented as a frame for collaboration with some form of visual or performative media. The text is ...
  • The Wanderer in the Depths of Dreams for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Two Percussionists, Piano, Classical Guitar, Violin, Cello, and Live Electronics 

    Zou, Hao (2021)
    This piece is the final piece of music composed using my favorite techniques and styles before entering my doctorate program. For me, it marks both a watershed of my professional development and a brand-new start. Drawing ...
  • Three Images of the Vicissitude of Weather : a chamber orchestra 

    Kim, Sori (2014)
    Three Images of the Vicissitude of Weather is a piece for chamber orchestra and consists with three movements (Darkness Before a Storm, The Chaos, and One Fine Morning) by describing images of changing weather. The piece ...
  • Tsuki no Shirabe for flute and koto 

    Steele, Scott (2015)
    Tsuki no Shirabe was composed at the request of Jun Aita-san to commemorate her 60th birthday of her mother, Michiko Saito-san. I asked to compose music that is both reminiscent of Japanese music and aesthetics, and also ...