Sarah Jean Sknerski in a senior honors composition recital : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Sknerski, Sarah J.
Kothman, Keith, 1963-
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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A Senior Composition Recital is a requirement of all Music Engineering Technology majors at Ball State University. It demonstrates the development of a student as a composer throughout the duration of the program. It is a culminating event that allows friends, peers, family, and faculty to observe a student's progress while studying music at Ball State. Students are not only required to compose traditional acoustic works, but also electronic music. Electronic compositions involve various methods of sound synthesis, manipulation, and design. Elements such as gesture, texture, and form are part of all types of musical composition.This thesis contains an extended version of the program notes that were distributed at the concert performance on November 14, 2003. It also contains insight into the compositional process, such as inspiration and technical methods learned. Also included is a reaction by the composer of the works presented and the process of creating a recital.