Four CoPA Music seniors will present their capstone thesis projects at the Student Scholar Symposium on Wednesday, December 4, in Beckman Hall Room 404, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. These projects represent the culmination of a year of hard work by these students. The public is invited to see the poster displays, meet the students, and learn more about their research and discoveries!

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Katie Kotar

Katie Kotar (B.M. Instrumental Performance, Art History minor)

“The relationship between Mendelssohn’s music and his visual art, and how he uses both media to wrestle with ideas of displacement and identity.”





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Kasady Liu

Kasady Liu (B.A. Music, B.A. Psychology)

“How the film music of several Hong Kong films reflects cultural identity before and after the hand-off from the British to China.”






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Divya Putty

Divya Putty (B.A. Music, Leadership Studies cluster)

“Various Christian worship music traditions around the world and how these musical practices contribute to the experience of worship.”





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Devon Ryle

Devon Ryle (B.A. Music, Music Technology minor)

“How the idea of narrative or storytelling plays out in a non-programmatic piece by John Adams and how this relates to narrative theory.”