Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Music


School of Music

First Advisor

Dr. Stephen Lias

Second Advisor

Dr. Tod Fish

Third Advisor

Dr. David Campo

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Austin


This thesis explores the adaptation techniques of composers Frank Ticheli and Eric Whitacre. As a means for that exploration, it includes an original choral work by the author as well as a band transcription that was done using adaptation techniques found in the Ticheli and Whitacre pieces. The application of those techniques sheds new light on the subject of band transcriptions by showing a variety of possible approaches. Musicians, conductors, and composers will be able to use these materials to enhance the composition and performance of a choral work and its band transcription.

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