2004

Zappa Final Projects (Summer 2004)

Final Project Topics — Summer 2004
Chris Cowart: “The [Studio] Wizardry of FZ”
Jessica Leza: “My Elected Officials Want to Censor Your Mama”
Isaac Lausell: "Analysis of 'Watermelon in Easter Hay'”
Yvonne Canales: “FZ as Father and Husband”
Steve Sayed: “Frank Zappa vs. the PMRC”
Jake Vaught: “The Drummers of Frank Zappa”
Jocelyn Hund: "Analysis of 'King Kong'”
Jake Montgomery: “Zappa’s Influence on the Pop Careers of His Musicians”

Final Project Readings — Spring 2004

The following works were presented at the final project reading session:

  • Matthew Weaver: Duet (2 pianos)
  • Franklin J. Parker: On Earth So Why Not? (brass quartet)
  • Stephen Lucas: Brought About by the Interaction Between Two Entities (solo piano)
  • Chris Lane: Anacondas Playing Twister (5 trombones)
  • Elliott Davis: [untitled] (piano solo)
  • R. Heath French: Anecdote of the Jar (after Wallace Stevens) (voice, piano)
  • Erik Curley: Quartet Final (4 trombones)

Final Project Readings — Fall 2004

The following works were presented at the final project reading session:

  • Jonathan Anderson: Daylight at Midnight (vibraphone, piano)
  • Raj Hensley: Framework (2 flutes, bassoon)
  • Brian Radtke: Release the Llamas (solo piano)
  • Tyler Johnston: Entropy (flute, guitar, marimba, piano)
  • Brina Palencia: Cecilia’s Last Movement (voice, viola, piano)
  • Frank Hames: Black and White—or Let’s Get Drunk and Drive (solo piano)
  • Dennis Pitman: [untitled] (brass quintet)
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