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  • Porter, William (2017)
    This dissertation details a physiological exploration of voice and brass tuba physical methods in order to suggest a synthesized and integrated tuba training pedagogy, which may enhance tone timbre. Voice and brass tuba ...
  • Sarkissian, Nelly Achkhen (2010-06-08)
    This thesis is a plateau for cinematic documentaries that illuminates the story of cultural religious tattooing ritual of the Armenians, neighboring in the Middle East and Eastern Europe; A camera-pan that exposes the ...
  • Golden, Jeff (2012-01-30)
    What is it to be human? It is more than genetic code, more than a belief that we simply exist, more than a classification. But what exactly defines who and what we are? Our actions characterize who we are; our journey ...
  • Rackley, Christopher (2012-06-18)
    The following document uses photographs of Chris Rackley’s artworks in progress, including pages from his sketchbooks, to give a glimpse into the meandering creative paths taken between ideas and forms. Six pieces from ...
  • Greenberg, Daniel
    This thesis takes a critical eye to the 1994 title Final Fantasy VI, and in particular, its famous opera scene. Using examples from prior works of opera, the scene is deconstructed in full, and its various literary elements ...
  • Ammerman, Angela D. (2017)
    This study investigates the influence of string teacher attitudes toward recruiting, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control on recruiting behaviors. Between 1962 and 1989 the number of public school string ...
  • DeSaix, Suzanne (2013-02-12)
    Breathing Space is about a journey of developing artistic inquiry that moved from a macro-level sociopolitical focus to an intimate reflection on the impetus for art making. That focus circled back to an enriched perspective ...
  • Irvin, Sarah
    My thesis is a selection of actions, objects, and texts made as a response to my experience of pregnancy, giving birth, and caring for my daughter. The actions themselves were time-based performance pieces derived from ...
  • d'Amboise, Christopher (2014-05-22)
    This thesis study examines and reviews the existing literature on choreographic craft and process. In addition, it adds to the existing literature on the subject of choreography including elements of craft, process, ...
  • Herce, Clarita M. (2009-07-25)
    This thesis describes how I came to create the body of work for Claritas: An MFA Thesis Exhibition, the culmination of my thesis project at George Mason University. I reflect on the journey that brought me to painting; ...
  • Hendrick, Jay (2015-08-13)
    Collude Collide is primarily a painting exhibition and asks axiological questions about and around painting. The objects ask questions about asking questions. The objects, when seen together are attempts at casting doubt ...
  • Taylor, Mark A. (2014-05)
    With the intent of contributing new research to the body of knowledge on
  • Cole McInturff, Cecilia
    This thesis catalog chronologically records in-studio aspects of design, construction, and a substantive major edit of a 2015 sculptural exhibition completing MFA requirements for graduation. Also, it is a case study ...
  • Arnold, Jermie Steven (2014-05)
    American composer Charles Ives was first and foremost a bandsman. Having been raised in the band world by his father, his first works were for band. Though only four of Ives's original works for band survive, many of his ...
  • Mueller, Johanna (2009-07-25)
    This thesis seeks to describe and illuminate the personal mythology in my work, from my own narrative to the cultural and historical references, pattern and design, ancient myth and legend that inhabit the work. The eight ...
  • Windom, Kristina
    The goal of this thesis is to answer this question: “How do classical ballet companies sustain themselves in a twenty-first century society that is attracted to diverse and innovative ideas?” As a teacher of both classical ...
  • Russell, Donald
    This thesis documents the objectives of my research and curatorial projects exploring the relationship of contemporary art to social change. It describes the concepts and programmatic model of Provisions Library, a resource ...
  • Torres-Ortiz, Luis R. (2014-10-27)
    This document describes the investigative process of the dancer– audience relationship through the exploration of emotions as movements. I choreographed an eleven minute and forty seconds (11:40) dance piece called Bereave ...
  • Smith, Timothy (2017)
    This study provides a multivariate approach to the study music teachers’ beliefs about teaching dispositions. The participants were pre-service and in-service teachers in rural, suburban, and urban settings who taught or ...
  • Sargent, Patrick
    This thesis describes the chronological process and the technical application of Social Art Practice concepts in ART-illery community workshops and subsequent themes that culminated in the work on display in my Masters of ...

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