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Recent Dissertations and Theses by CUA Students

Works in Progress

Christopher Booth, "Preexisting Music in Historical Fiction Film" (Ph.D. diss.).

David Mathers, "Communion Chants of the Easter Season: Text, Music, and Theology" (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

James Junipero Moore, O.P., "Episcopalian Tradition in the Midst of Reform: The Liturgical Works of Richard Wayne Dirksen" (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

Kenneth Stilwell, "The Poetics of Bourgeois Realism in the Late Songs of Robert Schumann" (Ph.D. diss.).

 

2017

Joseph Arthur Mann, '"In all the Factious Humours You Have Bred'": Music as Political Propaganda in Seventeenth-Century England" (Ph.D. diss.).
 

2016 

Anna Brashears, "Beyond Healing: The Limits of Nature, Creativity, and Wandering in Robert Schumann's Kerner Liederreihe, op. 35" (M.A. thesis).

 

2015

David S. Hanner, "'Mexico's Foremost Composer': Nicolas Slonimsky and the Carlos Chávez Legacy" (M.A. thesis).

Karen Moses, "Nielsen, Hindemith, and Schoenberg: Foundations of the Twentieth-Century Wind Quintet" (Ph.D. diss.).

Sara M. Pecknold, "'On lightest leaves do I fly': Redemption and the Renewal of Identity in Barbara Strozzi's Sacri musicali affetti (1655)" (Ph.D. diss.).

Jennifer L. Seighman, "Catholic Choir School Models in the United States: Reinvigorating the Musico-Liturgical Life of the Church" (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

Karen Uslin, "Grasping at Hours of Freedom: Musical Life in the Terezín Concentration Camp" (Ph.D. diss.).

Ian Wardenski, "Harmonic and Phrase Rhythm Analysis of the Core Dance Movements from the Four Lute Suites of J.S. Bach" (Ph.D. diss.).

Matthew Condic Yost, "Tota Pulchra Es: Themes of the Immaculate Conception in Francisco Guerrero's Polyphony" (University Honors Program capstone thesis).

Laura Newman Yust, "The Place of Music in a German Renaissance Liberal Arts Education: A Cataloging and Contextual Description of Library of Congress MT5.5 .H47 1550" (M.A. thesis).

 

2014

William H. Atwood, "The Influence of Plainchant on the Liturgical Music of Theodore Marier" (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

Rachel McNellis, "Defending the Immaculate Conception in Fifteenth-Century Cambrai: The Interaction of Iconography, Devotion, and Theology in Du Fay and Carlier's Recollectio Festorum Beatae Mariae Virginis" (M.A. thesis).

Philip Messing, "Making Them His Own: Musical Quotations in Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony" (B.M. thesis).

 

2013

Deborah B. Crall, "Context and Commission in Large-Scale Texted Works of Libby Larsen" (Ph.D. diss.).

 

2012

David Ottinger, "Music as Confrontation: Fin-de-siècle Vienna in the First Movement of Mahler's Third Symphony" (M.A. thesis).

Angeline Smith Van Evera, "Rediscovering Forgotten Meanings in Schubert's Song Cycles: Towards an Understanding of Well-Temperament as an Expressive Device in the Nineteenth-Century Lied" (Ph.D. diss.).

 

2011

Eric Crawford, "The Negro Spiritual of Saint Helena Island: An Analysis of its Repertoire during the Periods 1860-1917, 1922-1939, and 1972-present" (Ph.D. diss.).

Alicia Kopfstein-Penk, "Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: Contexts and Canons" (Ph.D. diss.).

Marilyn Maturani, "Passionate Ending: Reassessing the Original Finale of Schumann's Piano Sonata, Op. 22" (M.A. thesis).

Rachel McNellis, "The Dominican Office of the Most Holy Rosary: Textual, Musical, and Iconographic Representation of Mary as the New Eve" (B.M. thesis).

Kevin O'Brien, "Russell Woollen: Catalogue and Contextual Examination of the Sacred Music" (D.M.A. treatise, sacred music).

 

2010

Nelson Niño, "Celso Garrido-Lecca: Synthesis and Syncretism in Concert Music of the Andes Area (1985-2000)" (Ph.D. diss.).

 

2009

Katerina Lichtenwalter, "Elgar's Unintentional Modernism: The Aesthetics of Captivity in the Cello Concerto" (M.A. thesis).

Jami Moore, "Whether Today or Tomorrow: Plurality as a Factor of Time in Der Rosenkavalier" (M.A. thesis).

 

2008

Lars Helgert, "Jazz Elements in Selected Concert Works of Leonard Bernstein: Sources, Reception, and Analysis" (Ph.D. diss.).

Matthew D. Morrison, "Disturbing the Groove: Towards a Critical Analysis and Cultural Consideration of Contemporary Rhythm & Blues" (M.A. thesis).

 

2006

Alexandre Abdoulaev, "Nationalist, Neoclassical, or Both? The Examination of Nationalist and Neoclassical Trends in Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin" (M.A. thesis).

Sam Brian Dorsey, "Vihuela Intabulations of Josquin Masses: An Examination of Musical Texture and Musica Ficta" (Ph.D. diss.).

Christina Indianos Svilich, "The Doxastarion of Petros Lambadarios in the 'New Analytical Method': A Comparison of Second-Mode Melodies for a Byzantine Chant Genre" (M.A. thesis).

Richard Miller, "The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro: Analyses of Traditional, Solo, and Art Music" (Ph.D. diss.).

 

2005

Stephanie Lawrence-White, "Musical Education at the Ospedale degli Innocenti, Florence" (Ph.D. diss.).

Stephanie Poxon, "From Sketches to Stage: The Genesis of Samuel Barber's Vanessa" (Ph.D. diss.).

 

2004

Samuel Armstrong Schmitt, "The Paston Manuscripts in Context: A Study of Folger Shakespeare Library MSS V.a. 405-7" (Ph.D. diss.).

 

2003

Mark Andrew Cook, "An Analytical Study of Paul Hindemith's Symphony, 'Die Harmonie der Welt'" (Ph.D. diss.).

Deborah Crall, "Charles Lewis Hutchins (1838-1920) and the Hymnals of the Protestant Episcopal Church" (M.A. thesis).