Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MMUS)



First Advisor

Dr. Roger E. Foltz

Second Advisor

Dr. W. Kenton Bales

Third Advisor

Dr. Mary Julia Curtis

Fourth Advisor

Ms. Cina Crisara


Michael Fink was born on March 15, 1939 in Long Beach, California. He began formal musical study with basic theory and jazz guitar, studying with Vincente Gomez at an early age. Fink began composing and playing the guitar professionally at the age of thirteen. The composer traces his penchant for tonality back to these early experiences playing jazz and pop music (Appendix III,'49).


A Thesis-Equivalent Project Presented to the Department of Fine Arts and the Faculty and Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Music (MMUS) University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1988 Eileen Croell Levin.