|The contributions of Tommy Pederson (1920-1998) to trombone performance and literature in the twentieth century : a lecture recital and document
||"Tommy Pederson (1920-1998) was a twentieth century trombonist and composer whose legacy continues through his many compositions and recordings. Although Pederson's life affected many in the trombone community, articles and other materials that descr...
|Pre-service teaching experiences during the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Summer Music Camp
||Founded in 1983, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Summer Music Camp (SMC) is an annual residential summer youth program consisting of two, one-week sessions. Approximately 1,800 students participate in large and small ensembles, ...
|Causes, effects, and solutions to performance-related anxiety: suggestions for the teaching of brass players
||Music performance anxiety, or MPA, affects musicians of every age and performance level. This condition inhibits musical performance in the areas of accuracy, endurance, expression, and enjoyment. Music performance anxiety exists, in large part, thro...
|Musical accompaniments in the preparation of marimba concerti: a survey of selective interactive music software programs
||The purpose of this study was to investigate the features of three interactive music software programs and their application in preparing marimba concerti. Specifically, the study evaluated Finale, NOTION, and SmartMusic for their viability in prepar...
|Baroque Solo and Homogeneous Ensemble Trombone Repertoire: A Lecture-Recital Supporting and Demonstrating Performance at a Pitch Standard Derived from Primary Sources and Extant Instruments
||The dissertation project included four recitals containing representative works for solo trombone with piano and one lecture-recital. The purpose of the lecture-recital was to present works composed before 1750 for solo trombone and homogeneous tromb...
|The effectiveness of the SmartMusic assessment tool for evaluating trombone student performance
||The purpose of this study was to discuss the SmartMusic® assessment feature and to determine the effectiveness of this software with regard to student trombonists. The study was completed due to the widespread use of this convenient method forevaluat...
|The hammered dulcimer in the Southern Appalachian old time string band music of North Carolina, Southwest Virginia, and West Virginia
||The hammered dulcimer, although present since early in American history, has within the past few decades encountered a resurgence of popularity with some players performing the traditional Appalachian string band music known as Old Time. Although pre...
|James Francis Burke’s Zorita (c. 1968): a transcribed edition for solo cornet and brass quintet
||James Francis Burke (1923-1981) was one of the most renowned cornet soloists of the Twentieth Century. Despite having no use of his right arm, the result of suffering an injury at birth, Burke learned to play the cornet at an early age and began to p...
|Bridging the virtual gap in internet based music instruction: a feasibility study in trombone performance education
||Since being introduced into classrooms in the late 1990s, online instruction has grown substantially both in student enrollment and the number of programs offered at state, district, and multi-district levels. Although having been applied liberally t...