Date of Award

Fall 2019

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

School

Music

Committee Chair

Dr. Ben McIlwain

Committee Chair School

Music

Committee Member 2

Dr. Edward Hafer

Committee Member 2 School

Music

Committee Member 3

Dr. Richard Perry

Committee Member 3 School

Music

Committee Member 4

Dr. Douglas Rust

Committee Member 4 School

Music

Committee Member 5

Dr. Timothy Tesh

Committee Member 5 School

Music

Abstract

This dissertation examines three solo trombone works, each with a different electronic accompaniment–fixed media, live electronics with a computer, and live electronics with a loop station. A historical and cultural background establishes a context for each accompaniment type, followed by a brief introduction of the selected composition and its composer. Then, an analysis of the piece explores how the electronic accompaniment functions within the context of the solo. Finally, a performance guide addresses rehearsal techniques and important aspects of performing with the different electronic accompaniments. The final product is a pedagogical resource representing current literature for the trombone and electronics genre, to encourage others to perform these works.

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