David C. Monk

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Master of Music (MMUS)




The purpose of this project is to give a detailed description of the process involved in developing an anthology of excerpts from musical scores. The scope of the final project will encompass works for concert band and is intended for use as a study guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate conducting students. This. paper details the methods used for selecting compositions to be considered for inclusion, the final selection process for inclusion, relevant observations made during these processes, and the format of the completed anthology. The selection process took place in two parts. The first part involved soliciting suggestions for inclusion from a small group of nationally known college and university band directors, analyzing their responses, and constructing a survey to be given to a larger group of college and university music educators and band directors. The next phase of the project involved selecting the survey group, analyzing their responses, and compiling the list of compositions to be used in the final project. The final analysis of the results from the second survey showed a consensus of opinion with regard to compositions that should be included in this type of work.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Music 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 1993 David C. Monk.