Abstract

This document will utilize the author's work on the developmental musical, From Here, to analyze the contemporary process of composing, arranging, and orchestrating a musical. Further, this document will highlight research on the process of composition by some of Broadway's best known composers, as well as the author's creative process of composing, arranging, and performing From Here. One key aim of the composition process will be to create music that supports the story and, thereby, reflects the emotions of the characters. While the end of the musical examines the tragedy of the 2016 Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida, USA, the rest of the musical reflects other realities of life including the joy of love and friendship. In support of creating visceral musical "emotion", the author will document the process of creating music themes, called motifs, and chord structures that help define and carry the emotion of songs. By researching the process of living, successful, Broadway-level composers, and documenting the process of this composer, the author hopes to offer a blueprint for future composers to create emotionally-infused, dynamic, story-centric scores.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Snyder, Tara D.

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

Theatre

Degree Program

Theatre

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007916; DP0023050

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0023050

Language

English

Release Date

May 2025

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

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