Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MMUS)

First Advisor

Dr. Melissa Berke


The purpose of this study was to introduce the elements of Lithuanian folk music as an option for fulfilling multicultural curriculum requirements in American music education. Fifteen songs were selected for this study. The main criterion was melodic and harmonic simplicity, the involvement of movement elements, improvisational possibilities, creativity, and verbal message. The songs are presented in native Lithuanian language, with a literal _English translation, with a phonetic pronunciation and English setting of the text. Suggestions for movement are also given.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Fine Arts And the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Music University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 2003 Kestutis Vedeckis.