This series contains the final papers of Dr. Worthen's class only. Research papers, including extended program notes, submitted in lieu of a thesis as part of the requirement for a Master's in Music must be submitted to the Graduate School Research Paper series at http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/gs_rp/.

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Submissions from 2014

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Composing For A Singer: The Vocal Qualities of Adriana Ferrarese del Bene Exemplified Through Four Mozart Arias, Emily Davis

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Synthesis and Melody: Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in Eb for Violin and Viola, Jennifer Franklund

Submissions from 2013

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Music and Movement: Katherine Dunham's Influence on American Dance, Kristine Graybar

Submissions from 2012

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Liszt’s O lieb’ so lang du lieben kannst: The Song That Inspired Liebesträume and the Composer’s Programmatic Literature, Danielle Aldach

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BUT WHAT IS IT SAYING? TRANSLATING THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF STRAVINSKY’S THREE PIECES FOR CLARINET SOLO, Derek Emch

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Takarazuka for the Family: Japanese All-Women’s Musical Theater and Traditional Gender Perceptions, Kay Satoh

Submissions from 2011

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CHAMBER STUDY TO PULITZER PRIZE: A COMPARISON OF GEORGE CRUMB’S ELEVEN ECHOES OF AUTUMN, 1965 (ECHOES I) AND ECHOES OF TIME AND RIVER (ECHOES II), Jonathan Micheal Goodman

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The Clarinet Concerti that Inspired the Composition of the Six Clarinet Concerti of Johann Melchior Molter, Jonathan Micheal Goodman

Submissions from 2009

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Schumann, Wolf, and Mörike’s "Das Verlassene Mägdlein:" A Stylistic Comparison, Emily Cline

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Bringing Broadway Home: Organizing a Broadway Pit Orchestra in an Amateur Setting, Laurie Lewis