Research by Graduate Students - Major Research Papers

Research faculty at the School of Music supervise and mentor graduate students on a broad range of topics, allowing our students to explore research interests while engaging critically with a variety of sources. Graduate students also learn to communicate complex ideas, issues, arguments, and research findings clearly and effectively in both oral and written formats.

Completed MA Major Research Papers (since 2000)

Daniel Mehdizadeh (2013)
Composition
Primary Supervisor: Steven Gellman
Co-Supervisor: John Armstrong

Gwen Watson (2013)
Anxieties Associated with Disabilities in Music Education and Performance: Recognition to Potential Solutions for Accommodation
Supervisor: Roxane Prevost

Fletcher Gailey-Snell (2012)
The Film Scores of Eldon Rathburn
Supervisor: Paul Merkley

Maximiliano Holten-Andersen (2012)
Reinventing the Tango: A Comparative Analysis of Matos Rodríguez’s La Cumparsita and Piazzolla’s Otoño Porteño
Supervisor: Roxane Prevost

Marie-Christine Des Rosiers (2010)
The Alliance Between Voice and Instrument in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: The Recitative as a Unifying Element of Gang and Narrator
Supervisor: Roxane Prevost

Justine Gratton (2010)
Exploring New Sound Sources in Canadian Music: A Study of Electroacoustic Works for Flute and Electronics by Frenette, Roy, and Boudreau
Supervisor: Roxane Prevost

Dave Rowat (2010)
New Perspectives: Vocal Expression in Extreme Metal
Supervisor: Lori Burns

Pierre Chrétien (2009)
Composition
Supervisor: Steven Gellman

Kathryn Henderson (2009)
Video Game Music: History, Functions, and Production
Supervisor: Paul Merkley

Jen Moore (2009)
The Expressivity of Musical Gestures and the Evocation of Interpretable Narrative in the Music of Claude Debussy
Supervisor: Lori Burns

Jonathan Neva (2009)
Composition
Supervisor: Steven Gellman

Bahktyar Hussain (2008)
Composition
Supervisor: Steven Gellman

Frédéric Ouellet (2008)
Composition
Supervisor: Steven Gellman

Simon Roussy (2008)
Composition
Supervisor: Steven Gellman

Kevork Andonian (2007)
Composition
Supervisor: Steven Gellman

Yifei Lu (2007)
Cross-Cultural Analysis of Motivation Levels of Piano Students in China and North America
Supervisor: Gilles Comeau

Jason Ray (2007)
The Use of Technology for the Measurement and Analysis of Piano Performance with a Discussion of the Implications for Piano Pedagogy
Supervisor: Gilles Comeau

Bryan Croft (2005)
Twelve-Tone Harmony and Form: An Analysis of the Theme and Variations from Schoenberg’s Suite, Op. 29
Supervisor: Murray Dineen

Sébastien McSween (2005)
Composition
Supervisor: Steven Gellman

Grace Bruno (2004)
Behind the Scenes of Musical Experience: Genes, Environment, Personality, Motivation and Cognition
Supervisor: Gilles Comeau

Luc Martin (2004)
Composition
Supervisor: John Armstrong

Karine Larochelle (2003)
L’impact de la musique dans le développement générale de l’enfant de o à 6 ans
Supervisor: Gilles Comeau

Julie Lacroix (2002)
Neoclassicism and Papineau-Couture’s Suite pour piano
Supervisor: Lori Burns

John Lazos (2002)
Symbol, Discourse and Music Score
Supervisor: Murray Dineen

Margaret Brydges (2000)
Eight Songs for a Mad King by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: The Relationship Between Performance Space and Pitch Space
Supervisor: Lori Burns

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