Musicology Department

Austin B Caswell Awards

Award Recipients and Titles of Winning Papers

Award Year

 Student Name

 Paper Title (written in previous academic year)

2018

 Joseph Wiegand

 Colonization and Consolidation in New Spain
2018

 William Bradley Berg

 The Father of the Piano Trio
2017

 Brian Curl

 Byzantium and Rome: Musical Borrowing
2017

 Vanessa Gehring

 Haydn’s Forgotten Operas: The Influence of Residential
 Opera on Haydn’s Operatic Works
2016

 Natalie Hart

 A Comparison of the Social Implications of the Musette
 and the Bagpipe
2016

 Grant Luhmann

 The Decline of Baroque Trumpet Performance in the
 Eighteenth Century
2015

 Michael Gebhart

 Style and Eloquence in Early Tudor Melody: Towards a
 Rhetorical Interpretation of Motivic Repetition and Variation
 in the Melismatic Style of Robert Fayrfax
2014

 Jessica MacLean

 Spanish Missionary Music: A Method for New World
 Christianization
2014

 Katie Minion

 To Be European: Toward an Understanding of National Style
 in 17th- and 18th- Century French and German Organs
2013

 Evita Jovic

 St. Mark’s and Cori Spezzati: Polychoral Style Development
 in Renaissance Venice
2013

 Charles D Helge

 Beatrice Harrison and Jacqueline du Pré: Misrepresentation
 and Mythology and the Elgar Cello Concerto
2012

 Grace Saunders

 The Appeal of the Unexpected in Die Zauberflöte
2012

 Zhizhong (Danny) Xie

 Cori Spezzati in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
2011

 Kaitlyn Paradise

 Kepler’s Music of the Spheres and His Astronomy
2011

 Rose Fraser

 A Developmental Dialogue:  Common Roots and Interplay
 in Medieval Jewish and Arabic Music
2010

 Linsey Rogers

 Crossing the Line:  A Stylistic Study of the Film Music and
 Concert Music of Miklós Rózsa
2010

 Abraham Smith

 Guillaume de Machaut and the Inception of the
 Musician-Celebrity
2009

 Carol Ann Cheung

 Sexuality in Lady Macbeth
2009

 Clara Nieman

 Rameau as Theorist and Composer
2008

 Miyo Aoki

 The Origins of the Ars Subtilior Style
2008

 Rebecca Gabriel

 Dær was hearpan sweg… or was there?.  Music, Speech,
 and Beowolf
2007

 Alyssa Yorgan

 A Critical Look at Hermeneutical Analyses of Schubert’s Works
2007

 Stanley Fink

 An Insightful Study of Influences on Ottaviano Petrucci
2006

 Ross Crane

 On the Evolution of Style:  The Trouvere Tradition and
 Guillaume de Machaut
2005

 Dena Borman

 Voice of Steve Reich in the Third Movement of Different Trains
2005

 Ben Syversen

 Aristoxenus’ Spatial Conception of Music
2004

 Liam Byrne

 Marin Marais’s Influence on French Accompanimental Style
2004

 Drew Massey

 The Piano as Proving Ground in the Music of John Cage,
 1940-1951
2003

 Leanne Dodge

 Spectacle, Humanism, and Patronage:  Claudio Monteverdi’s
 Orfeo and Arianna as Political Tools of Vincenzo Gonzaga
2003

 Maria del Carmen
 Espinosa

 The Influence of the Argentinian Context in Alberto
 Ginastera’s ‘Objective Nationalism’ (1937-1947) through the
 Analysis of DanzasArgentinas
2002

 Justin Hoffman

 Ockeghem’s Missa Cuiusvis Toni, Tinctoris, and Choirboys: 
 A Fifteenth-Century Catholicon Mass in Theory and Practice
2002

 Jeffrey Litman

 The Marriage of Music and Poetry in Leonard Bernstein’s: 
 The Age of Anxiety Symphony Number Two For Piano and
 Orchestra after W.H. Auden
2001

 Julia Dolken

 An Ancient Partnership Renewed:  The Historical Relationship
 Between Music and Medicine
2001

 William Quillen

 The Aesthetics of Otherness:  Eighteenth-Century European
 Exoticism as Expressed in Mozart’s Turquerie
2000

 Jennifer E. Borhart

 Olivier Messiaen:  Musical Philosopher
2000

 Matthew Van Brink

 Salomone’s Sacred Style Reading Rossi Rhetorically
1999

 Brian P. Harlow

 William Byrd:  Master of Text and Music
1999

 Teddie Hwang

 Parallels in the Artistic Style of Arnold Schoenberg and
 Wassily Kandinsky
1998

 Rebecca Powell

 The Music of the Spheres and its Effects in Renaissance
 Musical Thought
1998

 Cory Smythe

 The Girl with the Flaxen Toupee:  Simulated Sex and the
 Decadent Aesthetic in the Music of Claude Debussy