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  • Allied Armada, A Dynamic Soundtrack for a Real-Time Strategy Computer Game 

    Hoffman, Anderson (2020)
    Allied Armada is a Real-Time Strategy game, with a Sci-Fi setting in outer space. The soundtrack was composed with a dynamic system that allows it to respond to what is happening within the game; broadly, it can switch ...
  • 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 ...
  • A New Space (new) for Mixed Jazz Chamber Ensemble 

    Witter, David James (2020)
    A New Space (new) is scored for a mix of chamber orchestral instruments and jazz instruments, and unfolds in three movements. They progress from a celebration of intentionality and traditional composition in the first, to ...
  • (asymmetries of matter) 

    Booker, Jonathan Leonard (2020)
    (asymmetries of matter) is a work for chamber ensemble comprised of voice, trumpet, trombone and bass clarinet, as well as a series of four shorter solo works, one for each instrument of the ensemble, that are embedded ...
  • Beyond Prima Donna: Pauline Viardot’s Collaboration on Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète, Gounod’s Sapho, and Berlioz’s Arrangement of Orphée 

    Bechtel-Edmonson, Lydia (2020)
    Prima donnas of the nineteenth century enjoyed celebrity status and were the wealthiest women of their time. Mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot’s (1821–1910) diva status provided her with a platform from which to share the full ...
  • The Story of Our Journey 

    Findley, Dylan Eric (2020)
    The Story of Our Journey for clarinet, fixed media electronics, and projected video is a 50-minute musical work commissioned by the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture for their IN FLUX program. Audio and video ...
  • The Viola Music of York Bowen: Lionel Tertis, York Bowen, and the Rise of the Viola in Early Twentieth-Century England 

    Lanier, William Kenton (2020)
    The viola owes its current reputation largely to the tireless efforts of Lionel Tertis (1876-1975), who, perhaps more than any other individual, brought the viola to light as a solo instrument. Prior to the twentieth ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ember for orchestra 

    Jing, Qi (2019)
    Ember is a single-movement piece for orchestra which combines my years of compositional experience, the exploration of musical aesthetics, an experiment of adapting electronic music technique in acoustic writing, and a ...
  • Metrical Dissonance and Phrase Grouping in Selected Dances from Edvard Grieg’s Slåtter, op. 72 

    Lira, Nicolas Lytle (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    Norwegian folk music fascinated Edvard Grieg, and he was determined to preserve the enchanting sound and character of the Hardanger fiddle dances in his arrangement of Knut Dahle’s slåtter (Norwegian folk dances) while ...
  • Cuban Women in Music: a Case Study of Ernestina Lecuona 

    Head, Po Sim (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    Cuba, with only a short history as an independent nation, was under Spain’s control for over five hundred years. As an exporter of sugar and agricultural products, Spain brought to the island African slave laborers, ...
  • A Night at the Opera: Performance, Theatricality, and Identity in the Music of Queen 

    Odell, Grace Kate (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    Many discussions of the rock band Queen (vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, and bassist John Deacon) reference their theatricality, yet few analyze what makes Queen’s music and ...
  • The Otaku Lifestyle: Examining Soundtracks in the Anime Canon 

    Jurkiewicz, MIchelle (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    Japanese animation, or anime, has been popular around the globe for the last sixty years. Anime has its own fan culture in the United States known as otaku, or the obsessive lifestyle surrounding manga and anime, which ...
  • Scissors for Orchestra 

    Chung, Jiyoun (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    As a composer originally from South Korea who favors Western musical languages as a medium for composition, it has always been my passion to create works that integrate my Korean culture in some way. Sometimes I combine ...
  • Daughter of Bird and Earth 

    Yan, Yiguo (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    The single movement symphonic poem Daughter of Bird and Earth draws its inspiration from my own long poem in modern Chinese, The Resurrection of Poems, which narrates an imaginary woman’s life journey, both internally and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Piper in the Woods: An opera in one act 

    Stevenson, Benjamin Joel (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    “Piper in the Woods” is a one act opera for six principal singers plus SATB chorus, along with an ensemble of nine instrumentalists. The piece is based on a short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. First published ...
  • 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 ...