Publication Date

2014-12

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2014-12-05

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2014-11-04

First Committee Member

Svetoslav R. Stoyanov

Second Committee Member

Gary D. Green

Third Committee Member

Thomas M. Sleeper

Fourth Committee Member

Charles N. Mason

Abstract

As the role of the percussionist has evolved throughout the past century, a new genre of one performer playing multiple percussion instruments has evolved, most commonly known as "multi-percussion." Undergraduate percussion programs have struggled to keep up with the increasing demand for students to perform solo multi-percussion repertoire. This study first evaluates the role of multi-percussion in the curriculum with a historical overview and survey of current practices. It then explores the possibilities for integrating multi-percussion into the undergraduate percussion curriculum by providing a repertoire guide and a four-year course of study for undergraduate students.

Keywords

percussion; multi-percussion; curriculum; multiple percussion; percussion pedagogy; percussion history

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