Defense Date

7-10-2014

Graduation Date

2014

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Technology

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Lynn Purse

Committee Member

Lynn Purse

Committee Member

William Purse

Committee Member

Judith Bowman

Keywords

Children's, Galileo, Musical, Next, Writing

Abstract

This thesis details my process in writing the book, music and lyrics to a one-act children's musical entitled The Next Galileo; it also includes an analysis of key aspects of the work. It begins with background on the project's genesis, followed by the early stages of the creative process, including chapters on the story's themes and structure. It continues by analyzing important musical elements of the piece as well as giving specifics about the compositional process. After describing the benefits of the music technologies and digital media utilized, it concludes with information about ongoing plans for the work, including its scheduled tour of Western Pennsylvania schools in 2015.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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