Dissertations and Theses @ UNI


Open Access Thesis


Flute music; Sonatas (Flute); Sonatas (Flute and piano);


Azeem Zakiyy Ward performed a graduate flute recital at six o’clock in the evening of Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Davis Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Collaborating with Mr. Ward on selected works were pianist Mariya Akhadjanova, trumpeter Ryan Garmoe, and guitarist Tanner O’Connor. The recital was presented in partial fulfillment of a Master of Music in flute performance. The program opened with the Sonata in A Minor for solo flute by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, followed by three movements of Astor Piazzolla’s Historie du Tango for flute and guitar. The first portion of the program concluded with Paul Taffanel’s Grand Fantasie on themes from the Opera “Mignon” by Ambroise Thomas for flute and piano. Following intermission, the audience was treated to four contemporary works: Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata for flute and piano, Azeem Ward’s Suite for Beatbox Flute and two original works, Clockwork and Red Velvet, by Azeem Ward and Ryan Garmoe. Mr. Ward’s graduate recital presented works spanning four centuries, from C.P.E. Bach’s sonata composed in 1747 to Ward’s beatbox flute suite dating 2017, demonstrating variety and virtuosity of the flute repertoire.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Music


School of Music

First Advisor

Angeleita Floyd

Date Original


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14 audio files + 1 PDF file (iii, 14 pages)



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