Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Fink, Tim J


This document is a musical analysis of the show Curtains by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a look at each major song’s structure through the following criteria: form, melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, orchestration, texture, and challenges a music director faces with in regards to vocal coaching and conducting. This production was staged at SIUC in the fall of 2014, and because of the many formats that this book underwent it would have been helpful to have musical research in order to make the path more clear.