Preparing a Trumpet Recital

Pate, William Matthew (2018) Preparing a Trumpet Recital. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of John Schuesselin from Music, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The following thesis presents a discussion of the elements that went into preparing a senior solo trumpet recital. This discussion is divided into eleven sections, of which the first five contain general performance challenges and information about the types of pieces performed on the recital and the instruments used to perform those pieces. The remaining six sections discuss why the performer chose to showcase each composer and their compositions, the specific performance challenges he encountered with each piece, and the techniques he used to overcome these challenges. The historical information used to produce this thesis comes from articles written by specialists in each type of piece, instrument, period, style, composer, or composition. The information regarding performance challenges and the techniques used to overcome them comes from journals, notes, and recordings the performer kept while preparing for the recital. The performer found that preparing for, performing, and writing about the recital increased his knowledge of the history and importance of his primary instrument, developed his ability to collaborate, and allowed him to consider how he could teach the techniques he utilized to overcome performance challenges as a future music educator.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Pate, William Matthew
Student's Degree Program(s): B.M. in Music
Thesis Advisor: John Schuesselin
Thesis Advisor's Department: Music
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Depositing User: William Matthew Pate
Date Deposited: 07 May 2018 17:21
Last Modified: 07 May 2018 17:21
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1066

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