Music Master's Thesis Collection



This collection houses the Master's theses produced by the CSUN Department of Music's graduate students. More Master's theses can also be found in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Community.


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Recent Submissions

  • Yun, Eunsung (California State University, Northridge, 2014-08-28)
    This abstract provides historical and analytical information about the pieces I performed in my Graduate recital at California State University in Northridge on May 4, 2013. The three Pieces are Prelude and Fugue in D major ...
  • Rivera, Trisha (California State University, Northridge, 2014-07-29)
    The intention of my Master of Music recital is to explore the extreme emotion depicted in operatic music. Composers use various aspects to assert these emotions, including text, melody, harmonic progression and dynamic ...
  • Rodriguez, Marco Antonio Jr. (California State University, Northridge, 2014-07-24)
    The music for this recital gives a broad representation of styles present in art song from the 18th to the 20th century. The repertoire covers a wide array of passions including rage, love, quiet longing, nature, and ...
  • Karpuk, Boris (California State University, Northridge, 2014-07-17)
    Johann Sebastian Bach, universally recognized as the greatest composer of the Baroque Period, elevated keyboard compositions to a new level by developing and expanding new forms, genres, and styles. His numerous works ...
  • Shen, Lu (California State University, Northridge, 2014-06-26)
    This paper describes each composer and one piece of theirs, the piece's background, and an analysis of each one's form and expression. It focuses on music I specifically performed at my concerto recital and graduate recital ...