The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts

Graduation Convocation

Virtual Ceremony | Spring 2020

Fred Fox School Of Music

Rex Woods
Interim Director

Music Showcase

Final Fantasy VII for Soprano Saxophone and Piano

Edward Goodman, Soprano Saxophone
Kay He, Piano

Degree Candidates

Fred Fox School of Music

Each degree candidate's name links to their personal page, where you can view their photo and/or quote, if submitted.

Academic distinctions are projections based on data as of April 1, 2020, and may differ from the final diploma distinction.

Faez Ismael Abdalla Abarca

Doctor of Philosophy: Music - Theory
Dissertation: Towards a Theory of Early-Romantic First-Movement Concerto Form: A Study of Felix Mendelssohn and His Contemporaries
Major Professor: Dr. Boyd Pomeroy

Kathy Acosta Zavala

Doctor of Philosophy: Musiciology - Musiciology
Dissertation: Toward a History of the Institutionalization of the Classical Guitar: Vahdah Olcott-Bickford (1885–1980) and the Shaping of Classical Guitar Culture in Twentieth-Century America
Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Mugmon

Jared Aragon

Doctor of Musical Arts: Composition
Composition: Harpsichord Concerto
Major Professor: Prof. Daniel Asia

Emma Christine Barnes

Bachelor of Arts:

Frances Elizabeth Barrows

Master of Music: Performance - Voice
Major Professor: Dr. Kristin Dauphinais

Caroline Joy Bell

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Cello
Cum Laude

Tad Thomas Biggs

Master of Music: Musicology
Thesis: Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater, Black Historical Memory, and the Lynching of Christ
Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Mugmon

Jared Brayton Bollenbacher

Master of Music: Conducting - Choral
Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Schauer

Chelsea Nicole Bravo

Master of Music: Performance - Flute
Major Professor: Dr. Brian Luce

Jennifer Dorothy Brobeck

Master of Music: Music Education
Thesis: A Narrative Case Study of Sight-Singing Philosophies and Practices of Two Secondary Choral Educators
Major Professor: Dr. Dawn Corso

Erika M. Burkhart

Master of Music: Performance - Voice
Major Professor: Dr. Kristin Dauphinais

Lucas Carballeira

Master of Music: Theory
Thesis: Metrical Consonance and Dissonance Complementing Formal Structures in the Music of The Dillinger Escape Plan
Major Professor: Dr. John Muniz

Rachel Elizabeth Clemmer

Master of Music: Performance - Trumpet
Major Professor: Prof. Jason Carder

Kathleen Elizabeth Cluff

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Tuba

Karlee Kathleen Connors

Bachelor of Arts:

Martin J. Constantine

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Voice

Yvonne Denise Cox

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Harp
Magna Cum Laude

Matthew Mark Crosby

Doctor of Musical Arts: Choral Conducting - Choral Conducting
Document: Franz Schubert's Use of Harmony to Express the Texts in His Musical Settings of Franz Grillparzer's Poetry
Major Professor: Dr. Bruce Chamberlain

Jessica Lynn Cunningham

Master of Music: Performance - Violin
Major Professor: Prof. Timothy Kantor

Katherine Anne Damon

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Harp
Cum Laude With Honors

Martin Allen Duarte

Master of Music: Performance - Clarinet
Major Professor: Dr. Jackie Glazier

Angelica Marie Dunsavage

Doctor of Musical Arts: Conducting - Choral
Document: Johann Schein, Poet-Composer: Analyzing the Assimilation of Rhetoric and Word Painting in the Diletti Pastorali Collection
Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Schauer

Caroline Elizabeth Earnhardt

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Tuba

Anthony Patrick Elias-Hand

Bachelor of Music: Music Education - Music Education

Shuree Enkhbold

Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance - Piano
Document: The Piano Music of Sharav Byambasuren: Expressing Mongolian Identity Through Piano Performance
Major Professor: Dr. Rex Woods

Jesse Factor

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Tuba

Kai David Felix

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Jazz Studies

Chiara Ferrero

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Violin

Steveland Armando Figueroa

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Trombone

Joshua Nathan Gastelum

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Composition
Summa Cum Laude

Christian Charles Giddings

Doctor of Musical Arts: Conducting - Choral
Document: The Poetic Influence of Torquato Tasso on Monteverdi's Madrigals
Major Professor: Dr. Bruce Chamberlain

Maya Griswold

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Magna Cum Laude

Benjamin Jason Hansen

Doctor of Musical Arts: Conducting - Choral
Document: Textual/Musical Interrelationships in Five Unaccompanied Works by Ivo Antognini
Major Professor: Dr. Bruce Chamberlain

Charity Faye Hansen

Bachelor of Arts:

Matthew Edward Hill

Bachelor of Arts:
With Honors

Alysonn W. Hoffmann

Bachelor of Arts:
Cum Laude

Alan Honeker

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Cum Laude

Grace Lorraine Hoskinson

Bachelor of Music: Music Education

Alexander Joseph Hunter

Master of Music: Performance - Trombone
Major Professor: Prof. Michael Becker

David Liam Ingram

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Voice

Crystal Ann Kachevas

Master of Music: Performance - Voice
Major Professor: Dr. Kristin Dauphinais

Daniel Karger-Penalosa

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Piano
Magna Cum Laude

Grant Stephen Knox

Master of Music: Musicology
Document: Examining the Double-Consciousness: Portraits of Americana in the Works of Ulysses Kay
Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Mugmon

Austin James Kruger

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Composition

Yvette Marie Camou Lanz

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Violin
Cum Laude

Yujia Luan

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Piano
Magna Cum Laude

Yujia Luo

Doctor of Musical Arts: Conducting - Choral
Document: A New Edition of Anlun Huang's A Requiem in Chinese with an English translation and International Phonetic Alphabet Transcription
Major Professor: Dr. Bruce Chamberlain

Jacob Anthony Lythgoe

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Trumpet
Cum Laude

Nicholas Manlove

Master of Music: Conducting - Choral
Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Schauer

Bridget Elizabeth Marlowe

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Voice
Summa Cum Laude With Honors

Jeremy Luke Meeker-Hackett

Bachelor of Music: Music Education - Music Education
Magna Cum Laude

Pavel Francisco Meza Peraza

Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance - Guitar
Document: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Sonata Omaggio a Boccherini, op. 77: A Comparison of the Original Score with Andrés Segovia's Standard Edition, Analysis, and New Scholarly Performance Edition
Major Professor: Prof. Tom Patterson

Bonnie Sue Mitson

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Magna Cum Laude With Honors

Madeline May Moeller

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Trombone
Magna Cum Laude

Ignacio Mondaca-Garcia

Master of Music: Performance - Guitar
Major Professor: Prof. Tom Patterson

Andrew Paul Morales

Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance - Percussion
Document: Sticking Categories: A Practical Application in Contemporary Literature for Four-Mallet Marimba
Major Professor: Dr. Norm Weinberg

Sierra Norris

Doctor of Philosophy: Music Education
Dissertation: Private Studio Music Teachers' Attitudes Towards Students with Disabilities: A Descriptive Analysis
Major Professor: Dr. Matt Williams and Dr. Dawn Corso

Lauren Michelle O’Donnell

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Summa Cum Laude

David Oregon

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Performance

Sangjoon Park

Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance - Piano
Document: Musical Oration: J.S. Bach's Use of Rhetorical Devices in the Fantasia and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904, and the Chromatic Fantasia and Fuge in D Minor, BWV 903
Major Professor: Dr. Rex Woods

Alexander James Pratt

Master of Music: Performance - Saxophone
Major Professor: Dr. Eddie Goodman

Haoshen Qi

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Composition

Eloy Fidel Ramirez

Master of Music: Musicology
Thesis: Queer Theory and Third-Wave Feminism in Pauline Oliveros’s Meditative Work
Major Professor: Dr. Mattew Mugmon

Sophia Osuna Rankin

Bachelor of Arts: Music
Magna Cum Laude

Jacob Lewis Ransom

Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance - Performance
Document: Use of the Program Ableton Live to Learn, Practice, Compose, and Perform Electro-Acoustic Drumset Works
Major Professor: Dr. Morris Palter

Rebeckah Resare

Master of Music: Performance - Voice
Major Professor: Prof. Yunah Lee

Walter Callum Robbins-Gennerich

Master of Music: Performance - Performance
Major Professor: Prof. Timothy Kantor

Jakub Rojek

Doctor of Musical Arts: Composition
Composition: Transient Tangents
Major Professor: Prof. Daniel Asia

George Adam Rosas

Bachelor of Music: Music Education

Kenneth Roy Saufley

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Trumpet

Maria Christiana Savarese

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Cello
Summa Cum Laude

Kevin Michael Seal

Doctor of Musical Arts: Conducting - Choral
Document: Achieving a Historically-Informed Performance of Johann Christoph Graupner's Church Cantatas: A Conductor's Guide and New Edition of "Wo gehet Jesus hin, GWV 1119/39
Major Professor: Dr. Bruce Chamberlain

Cynthia Stella Smalling

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Summa Cum Laude With Honors

Nicholas Ryan Stanley

Bachelor of Arts:

Matthew Cain Strzalka

Bachelor of Arts:

William Kullen Thomas

Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance - Organ
Document: Rhythmic Freedom in Felix Mendelssohn's Six Organ Sonatas, Op. 65
Major Professor: Dr. Rex Woods

Claire Elizabeth Thorpe

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Summa Cum Laude With Honors

Joshua Dyllon Troyani

Bachelor of Arts:
Magna Cum Laude With Honors

Diego Armando Urias

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Jazz Studies

Julie Marie Vivaldo

Bachelor of Music: Performance - Clarinet

Todd Wachsman

Doctor of Musical Arts: Conducting - Choral
Document: Stylistic Features of the Compositions of the Modern American Composer Peter Williams, Particularly as Found in His Missa Brevis
Major Professor: Dr. Bruce Chamberlain and Dr. John Brobeck

Neal Warner

Doctor of Musical Arts: Composition - Composition
Composition: Streamer Symphony
Major Professor: Prof. Daniel Asia

Hannah Sunseri Whelchel

Bachelor of Music: Music Education

Jeffery Russell White

Bachelor of Arts:
Magna Cum Laude

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