Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Date Information

May 2017


Music and Dance

First Advisor

Gary Wood

Second Advisor

Mary-Jo Grenfell

Third Advisor

Randy McGee

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The Music Department at Salem State University works hard to foster students into well-rounded musicians by the time they graduate. To showcase this, we are asked to complete an artistic project in the spring semester of our senior year. I chose to present a recital of thirty minutes of music alongside my friend and colleague Samantha Mansfield on April 10, 2017. I performed fifteen pieces of music, two of which were duets with my recital partner and one of which was a trio with my recital partner and one of our other senior music majors. Several of my pieces were an exploration into the world of atonal music, or music lacking a tonal center. Accompanying the performance was a program note for each of the pieces I performed with a background on each composer, a bio, and, for honors’ thesis purposes, a reflection of how it went and a guide to practicing music.

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