2020 NEXT Music Capstones
NEXT Music Capstones are the culminating projects for graduating music majors. These capstones may take the form of a recital, thesis, composition, or any combination of items, but all require an academic research component as part of the Music B.A. curriculum.
Beethoven and His Interpreters: A Study on Moonlight Sonata
By Sheila Albertson
Sheila Albertson’s (virtual) senior recital explores the history, influences, and interpretations surrounding Beethoven's momentous composition.
Audio Instrument Isolation via De-Noising Auto-Encoder
By Eric Boulter
This project explores various machine learning neural architectures to effectively discriminate and isolate individual instrument audio signals.
9 Stories and a Basement: The Thurston Memorial
By Andrew Hesbacher
This project shares the stories of Thurston Hall residents past and present as we remember and say goodbye to a place we call home.
I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed: Settings and Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry
By Angela Lentini
Angela's Capstone explores the nature of Emily Dickinson's prosody, and how Dickinsonian linguistics converts to music
The Hero’s Journey
By Steven Shi Xinglan
This ongoing project curates vocal works from diverse periods, traditions, and aesthetics to explore “the hero’s journey” as interpreted by a variety of composers.