Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Leslie Morgan


A musical performance is much more than technical execution of notes on a page. A performance is a way to communicate the deepest part of the human soul across culture, language, or racial barriers. Music can bring one to tears or turn their mood sour in a matter of minutes. It is- a powerful medium of emotional communication, communicating far beyond the confines provided by the written word. However, wonderful music-making does not just happen. Like any academic or artistic discipline, it takes intense study, time, thought, and practice to become a work of art. In preparing my senior recital, I organized this process into five sequential steps.

Year of Submission



School of Music

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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