Date Available


Year of Publication


Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Document Type

Doctoral Dissertation


Fine Arts


Music Performance

First Advisor

Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni


As the articulation technique of double-tonguing is becoming more necessary and desirable for oboists to learn, this document explores the benefits of incorporating Body Mapping methods and kinesthetic awareness exercises into the double-tonguing learning process. These methods of body exploration are applied only to the areas of the body deemed highly relevant to accomplishing double-tonguing: the atlanto-occipital joint, the temporo-mandibular joint, the throat, the tongue, and the roof of the mouth. To explore the effectiveness of this approach, an Institutional Review Board approved research study was conducted, in which eight oboists learned double-tonguing with a preliminary iteration of this method. The tongue and oral kinesthetic sensations that the participants experienced while double-tonguing were also investigated. A summary of the discoveries concluded from this study are included, as well as a pedagogical guide to double-tonguing for oboists inspired by the research and findings. All of the material strongly serves to demystify, as well as make more accessible and efficient the double-tonguing learning process for oboists. Part II of the document contains recital programs and corresponding program notes from the recitals performed in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)