Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Benyas, Edward


This document was submitted to the Graduate School of Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a partial requirement for the Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting. This document includes historical, analytical, and performance considerations for the works performed in the corresponding graduate recital. The works discussed are Antonin Dvořák’s Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44, B. 77, Georges Bizet’s Carmen Suite arranged for mixed Octet, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, and James Stephenson’s there are no words. The performance of these works took place on April 1, 2017 in Old Baptist Foundation recital hall on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus.