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Music Dissertation Titles

Dissertation Title  Author  Supervisor  Date
The Practice and Performance of Katajjaq: Culture, Identity and Resistance Raj Shobha Singh Johnson 2022
Exploring the Significance of Musical-Emotional Response on Community Band Participation Gordon Shephard Thomas 2021
Creativity, Improvisation, and Pedagogy for the Chinese Yangqin Di Zhang Coghlan 2021
Original Compositions Inspired by the Genius of Bill Evans' Compositions Richard McGill Coghlan 2021
Hexachords reconsidered towards a revised compositional paradigm Douglas Gordon Wilde Coghlan 2021
Pan, Still on the Move: An Exploratory Study of the Steelpan's Uncharted Growth and Development in North America, and What Impact this Puts on the Pan Movement in its Place of Origin, the Caribbean Anthony Irvine Wilson Coghlan 2020
Mindful Singing: Exploring Mindfulness and Self-Regulation in Classical Singing Vania Lizbeth Chan Robbin 2020
Listening through technology: Toward a hybrid aurality practice Tony Vieira Bowman 2020
A History of the Royal (Toronto) Conservatory of Music Piano Examinations, 1887-2015: Their Impact and Influence Tatiana Voitovitch-Camilleri de Val 2019
The Forbidden Zone, Escaping Earth and Tonality: An Examination of Jerry Goldsmith's Twelve-Tone Score for Planet of the Apes Vincent Paul Gassi Coghlan 2019
The Music of Sting Matthew Rait Coghlan 2019
Optimizing Song Retention through Spacing Joel Katz de Val; Wiseheart 2019
An Investigation into Children's Opera: A Historical Survey, Its Nature and Condition in Canada Today Afarin Mansouri Tehrani Coghlan 2019
Hidden in Plain Sight: Musical Subtext in Drama Brigitte Bogar Coghlan 2018
Beyond the Silver Moon: Exploring the Lost Tradition of Dvorak's Operas through a Study of Myth, Music, and Nationalism John Christopher Holland Canton 2018
The Hungarian Cimbalom: History and Evolution Richard Moore Coghlan 2018
Jazz and Psychotherapy: Perspectives on the Complexity of Improvisation Merle Simeon Alev Coghlan 2018
Space and Voice: Compositions for Contemporary Cello Charles Matthew Brubeck Coghlan 2018
The Improvising Musician's Mask: Using Musical Instruments to Build Self-Confidence and Social Skills in Collective Free Improvisation Kathryn Elizabeth Ladano de Val 2018
Toward Pedagogy of "Play" for the Mande Bala Todd Martin Simms 2017
TUTTI! - Music Composition as Dialogue Nathalie Dupuis-Désormeaux Coghlan 2017
"Knowing is Seeing:" The Digital Audio Workstation and the Visualization of Sound Ian Andrew Macchiusi Bowman 2017
Locating Lucille Bogan: Black Music, The Arts and Socio-Political Opposition in Early 1900s America Linda Mary Moroziuk Bowman 2017
Lerdahl's Surface Tension Rule: Validation of Modification Deborah Henry Rahn 2017
Reanimating Dissonance: Cultivating the Antecedents of Barry Harris' Concept of Movement as Multidimensional Pedagogical Tool for Ontario Post-Secondary Jazz Curricula Brian de Lima Viswanathan 2017
Fascist Disenchantment and the Music of Goffredo Petrassi Alessia Macaluso de Val 2017
A System Model for Subjective Creative Wellbeing: Implications for the Industrialization of Creativity Roberts Shield Coghlan 2017
Music and Healing: Progress towards Elysium Catherine Wilson Coghlan 2017
Tsugaru Shamisen and Modern Japanese Identity Gerry McGoldrick Simms 2016
"Integrated Arts" Pedagogy and Philosophy Nina Soyfer Petrowska Quilico 2016
The Requiem Mass as Concert Piece Graham Smith Coghlan 2015
Jazz Theory for Community Singers Glennis Houston Sokol 2015
Jackie Mittoo At Home and Abroad Karen Cyrus Bowman 2015
Emergence and Evolution of Tango
Expressions in Paris since the Late 1970s
Alberto Munarriz Wrazen 2015
Shinichi Suzuki and Musical Talent: An Analysis of His Claims Zachary Ebin Rahn 2015
Music of the Martial Arts: In a Chinese
Canadian Kung Fu Club
Colin McGuire Wrazen 2014
Non-isochronous Meter: A study of Cross-
Cultural Practices
Jordan Saull Coghlan 2014
Musical at the Stratford Festival of Canada Lauren Acton De Val 2014
Making the Scene: Co-operative Jazz Clubs
in Canada: 1955-1964
Mariann Jago Bowman 2014
Western Extended Techniques in Traditional
Japanese Wind Performance
Amy Simon Rahn 2014
Thematic Interconnectivity as an Innate
Musical Quality: Jandek's "European Jewell"
Guitar Riffs
Nicole Marchesseau Bowman 2014
Escaping the Ideological Framework:
Brazilian Choro Music for the Piano
Maria Farinha Coghlan 2014
Ensemble Stuff: The Grateful Dead's Rock-
based Improvisational Practice and Its
Religious Inspiration
Michael Kaler Bowman 2014
Considering Schubert and Nature: A
Romantic Ecology
Michael Donovan Coghlan 2014
Mariposa Folk Festival: A 50 Year
Road Trip
Sija Tsai Wrazen 2013
Change of the "Guard": Charlie Rouse, Steve Lacy, and the Music of Thelonious Monk Ryan Bruce Van Der Bliek 2013
Archetypes in White Commercial Gospel
Music: Constructing Christian Nationalist
Vivia Kieswetter Bowman 2013
Music, Power, and Relations: Fiddling as
a Meeting Place in Manitoba
Monique Giroux Wrazen 2013
Henry Mancini and the "Frenzy" Experience Patricia Wheeler-Condon Coghlan 2013
The Persian Radif in History, Theory and Practice: A pedagogical and Ethnomusicological Analysis Based on AQA Hossein Qoli’s Version Amir Koushkani Coghlan 2013
Dharma Noise: Parergonality in Zen Buddhism and Non-Idiomatic Improvisation Daniel Schnee Sokol 2013
Hip Life: Redefining Ghanaian Culture Isaac Akrong Coghlan  2012
Mediating Musical Experience: Studying the
Effects of the Re-mix on Production and
Sheena Hyndman Van Der Bleik 2012
An Integral Approach to Musical Meaning Jason Saunders Mott 2012
Sign of the Times: Prince's Funk as an
Indicator of Socio-Musical Change
Dana Baitz Bowman 2012
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze's Influence on
Frank Martin: 1924-1937
Daniel Rubinoff Rahn 2011
Revisiting the Ennanga. The Royal Harp of the
Buganda Kingdom
Rachel Muehrer Marcuzzi 2011
Bugarabu: Musical Process and Creativity in
Jola Drumming
David O. Font Simms 2011
Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls Jennifer Taylor Bowman 2011
Arranging Hybridity: Cuban-Canadian
Brigido Galvan Diamond 2010
Fields of Production and Streams of
Pete Johnston Simms 2010
Roots Music in Calgary, Alberta: An
Gillian Turnbull Bowman 2010
Dance, Music, and Nationhood Marcia Ostashewski Diamond 2009
The Tibetan Buddhist God Ritual
Meditation Practice
Jeff Cupchik Bowman 2009
Musicological Examination of Philip Glass’s
Film Scores
Kristin Force De Val 2009
Music, Cultural Rescue, and Development
among  Garifuna People of Nicaragua
Ann Marie Gallaugher Coghlan 2008
O eEncontro nos Trios: Axé Music and
Musicians in Salvador, Brazil
Gordon Sheard Bowman 2008
Music of Community Change in Vancouver,
Downtown Eastside
K. Harrison Diamond 2008
"O Lead Us On, Thou Gentle Shepherd":
Black Canadian Sacred Gospel
Jesse Feyen Bowman 2007
Jamaican Popular Music Between 1957-1981
(Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae)
Len McCarthy Bowman 2007
"New Age" Overtone-Singing Rituals in Tuva Alex Glenfield Simms 2007
The Historiography of Rock Music 1955 -1976 Mike Daley Bowman 2007
Negotiating Tradition in Ontario Fiddle
Sherry Johnson Diamond 2006
The Life and Improvisational Style of Herbert
Lawrence "Sonny" Greenwich
Andrew Scott Bowman 2006
Song Genres, Cultural Capital and Social
Distinctions in Gaelic Cape Breton
Heather Sparling Diamond 2006
Mediating Metis Identities Through Music
and Storytelling
Annette Chretien Diamond 2006
Toronto's Rave Culture Charity Marsh Diamond 2005
"Ascendant Role of Bàtá Drumming in
Cuban Orís à Worship"
Michael Marcuzzi Witmer 2005
Music and Cultures of Jiangnam Sizhu Kim Chow-Morris Bowman 2004
"Café Society: Intersection of Jazz and
Politics During the Popular Front Era"
J. Bakan Rahn 2004
"The Changing Same: Asymmetry and
Rhythmic Structure in Repetitive Idioms"
John Brownell Rahn 2003
Grand Designs: A Musical, Social and
Ethnographic Study of Rush
Chris McDonald Bowman 2003
Powwows in Southwestern Ontario:
Relationships, Influences and Musical Style
Anna Hoefnagels Diamond 2003
Chinese-Canadian Festivals: Diasporic
Chinese Communities in Toronto
Margaret Chan Diamond 2001
African American Musical Avant-Gardism C. Bakriges Bowman 2001
Neil Young, Embodiment and Stylistic Diversity William Echard Witmer 2000
Soundscape Compositions of Hildegard Westerkamp. Andrea McCartney Diamond 1999
National, Racial and Gendered Identities on
Muchmusic and MTV
Karen Pegley Diamond 1999
Organicism in Musicology: A Critique of Selected
Twentieth-Century Writings
Roseanne Kydd Diamond 1999