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Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

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Doctoral Dissertation


Fine Arts



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Dr. Lance Brunner


The purpose of this project is to inform readers of the importance musicology has in informing one’s own learning experience as a performer and listener. As an expression of this exercise, I’ve focused on the history of the passacaglia in Europe from its origins in Spain to its culmination in the music of Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). Through the process of learning about different renditions of passacaglia through musical analysis and comparisons with contemporary art movements and their legacies, I hope the results of what are shown displays an urgent appreciation for applying a more nuanced and openminded approach to the music just covered, a practice that can be continued in future performances.

Part II of this project contains programs and original notes of recitals given from the Spring 2017 semester to December 2019.

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