Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Mandat, Eric


Ocean Waves: Nine Preludes for Solo Piano is a collection of preludes that sets ocean waves and sea currents for piano. The preludes range from being minimal and sparse in content, to being melodic and heavy in material. Waves of notes are used to push in and out of new musical ideas throughout the preludes. The work experiments with note density, motivic growth, and multiple pitch centers and harmonic structures all while centering around the musical color of each prelude.




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