First Advisor

Jelena Simonovic-Schiff

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music: Performance and University Honors




Music -- 21st century -- History and criticism, Music -- Social aspects -- History -- 21st century, Electronic music -- History and criticism, Concerts -- Production and direction




This thesis will explore the contemporary evolution of the classical music concert by recording and analyzing the creation, development, production, and realization of an electroacoustic concert with a strong community engagement theme. The concert, entitled “Music That Binds Us”, blends audio recorded stories of participants with commissioned music for a set of pre-determined instruments to create a powerful and thought-provoking exhibit of the human experience. Risk-benefit analysis of potential complications, effective publicizing practices, organization and management of participants, and helpful guidelines to increase the efficacy of the community aspect are discussed.


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Music That Binds Us._Alexjander_Nearby.wav (84833 kB)
Final concert audio of Nearby, by Susan Alexjander

Music That Binds Us_Dyson_Russell.wav (83123 kB)
Final concert audio of Russell, by Elizabeth Dyson

Music That Binds Us_Harris_Lenny's Story-A Modern Soldier's Tale.wav (159568 kB)
Final concert audio of Lenny-A Modern Soldier's Tale, byt Marek Harris

Music That Binds Us_Liebling_Holding On to What I Can.wav (75470 kB)
Final concert audio of Holding On to What I Can, by Damen Liebling

Music That Binds Us_Marsh_Surfacing.wav (92756 kB)
Final concert audio of Surfacing, by Lisa Marsh

Music That Binds Us_Philipps_Overwhelmed With the Lights.wav (81138 kB)
Final concert audio of Overwhelmed with the Lights, by Stacey Philipps