Title

Unpenned

Document Type

Honors Project

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Publication Date

5-2021

Abstract

Unpenned is the story of a female singer discovering her voice in a world defined by the male composer’s quill. It is told from the perspective of a vocal performance student preparing for her senior recital during a pandemic and explores baroque and romantic styles, eventually moving into contemporary art song, alternative rock and R&B as the student realizes the expanse of narrative and musical forms through which she can express herself. With this musical journey comes an exploration of female characters, some operatic, and some I’ve created based on stereotypes of women as depicted in films, musicals, books and other forms of literary narrative. Each woman brings her own struggle and sense of power to this journey of self-discovery.

Level of Honors

summa cum laude

Department

Conservatory of Music

Advisor

Estelí Gomez

Included in

Music Commons

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