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Music Senior Project Showcase

  • Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
  • Location: Noble Recital Hall, Choir Room, Room 123: Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Senior Project Showcase Schedule

Tuesday, December 10, 2019  7:30 – 9:45 p.m.

Choir Room

7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Evelyn “Eddy” Galstad, "Edvard Grieg: Norge Fem Digte: Musical Reflections and Development of National Identity” (Advisor: Prof. Storlie)

This presentation offers an examination of traditional Norwegian musical ideas used to reflect an authentic Norwegian identity and style, specifically in Edvard Grieg’s Opus 58, Norge: Fem Digte. In addition to the Norwegian musical idioms, historical events, linguistic conflicts, and the implications of modern performance will also be investigated. Excerpts from Norge: Fem Digte will be analyzed and performed in collaboration with Professor Rachel Storlie.


8:05 – 8:35 p.m.

Joshua Burniece, “Franz Liszt: The Paganini Cover Artist” (Advisor: Prof. Huang)

This presentation focuses on Liszt’s methodology for translating a select number of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for Violin into the virtuosic pieces known as Liszt’s Grandes Études de Paganini. This presentation will also focus on how Liszt’s career was perceived by the public. At the end of the presentation, I will be performing Liszt’s Grandes Études de Paganini, S.141, No.3, ‘La campanella’ to showcase one of these virtuosic masterpieces.

8:40 – 9:10 p.m.

Noah Reisdorff, “Arnold Jacobs: The Psychological Pedagogue”

(Advisor: Prof. Smith)

Arnold Jacobs was a teacher who revolutionized the way that wind players think about their bodies and their minds while they make music.  I will be delving deeply into the psychological methods that Jacobs used. Briana McGrane and I will demonstrate this process in a masterclass setting.

9:15 – 9:45 p.m.

Mary Flaherty, "The Effects of Music Therapy on Alzheimer’s Disease Patients"

(Advisor: Prof. Potvin)

The increasing death rate of patients with Alzheimer’s disease is alarming; with no cure in sight, therapeutic treatments, such as neurologic music therapy, are the best route to go. This presentation will discuss the importance of choice, repetition, and participation in neurologic music therapy and how these three methods have created successful cognitive improvements in Alzheimer’s disease patients. 

Green Card: Please pick up, fill out, and hand in a Green Card for each presentation that you attend, if you require recital attendance. You must attend 2 senior project presentations to equal 1 recital attendance.

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