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Graduation Date


Document Type

Master's Thesis


Emphasis in Creative Writing or Applied Music

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Program Name


Program Director

Judy Halebsky, PhD

First Reader

Anne Lerner-Wright

Second Reader

June Oh, MM


This recital provides a brief introduction into the world of solo cello music. The recital program includes some better-known solo cello works, such as the Cello Suite No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach, and some lesser-known pieces, including a Jazz cello suite written in 2010 by the contemporary composer, Lucio Amanti. Through this varied program, the audience shall see the diversity that exists within the world of solo cello music. In addition, this recital exhibits the many capabilities of the cello, how manifold are the sounds that this instrument can produce. Further, the recital explores the evolution over the years with regards to the cello's antaomy and sound. As different as each of these pieces are from each other, each piece displays how profoundly the solo cello can fill a room with its incredible sound and musical power.

Solo Cello Music Program Notes.pdf (694 kB)
Program Notes For Solo Cello Music:Through The Ages