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Doctoral Public Lecture - Laura Duffy

Date:
Friday, August 23, 2019
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Music Building (MB)
Room: 140
Cost:
Free

Please join us for Laura Duffy’s Public Lecture: 10:30 am on Friday, August 23 in MB 140.
 
The final requirement before a DMA monograph defense is a Public Lecture where the candidate presents her research in an open forum.
 
James Rolfe's Vocal Chamber Music: A Performance Guide
 
Abstract:
This study examines three vocal chamber works by Canadian composer James Rolfe (b. 1961). Rolfe's vocal chamber music is examined through analysis of text setting, melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic components of his compositional style in vocal writing. Specific performance requirements and vocal considerations of each selected work are then provided.
 
This study demonstrates Rolfe’s substantial contributions to Canadian vocal chamber music and provides specific information to guide vocalists and educators through the process of learning and performing this music; highlighting his specific contributions to the genre.
 
The goal of this research is to increase awareness of Rolfe's vocal chamber music, both from an analytic and performance viewpoint. This exploration seeks to contribute to information of an important Canadian composer and foster performances of Canadian vocal chamber music, and spur further research and performances of this music.


Candidate: Laura Duffy
Program: Music
Time: 10:30 am, 140 Music Building
Thesis Title: James Rolfe's Vocal Chamber Music: A Performance Guide

Contact:
Krystyna Locke
klocke2@uwo.ca


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