Undergraduate Capstone Papers, Projects, and Recitals

 

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Submissions from 2015

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On Navigating Life as a Deceased Lutheran Pastor’s Daughter, Kathy Roberts

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'We Need Some Light': Seeing Identities After Grief in Next to Normal, Kathy S. Roberts

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New START from Old Beginnings?, Michaela Ruhlmann

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David Saur, Senior Trombone Recital, David A. Saur

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There Is an Unformed World in the Sky of My Heart, Nathanael T. Spanos

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Nate Spanos, Senior Piano Recital, Nathanael T. Spanos

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President Kennedy and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, Kenneth L. Sterner

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“Do Not Ask Me to Remain the Same”: Charles Darwin in Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Rachael D. Tague

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Kim Tavierne, Senior Trumpet Recital, Kim M. Tavierne

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Bethany Thompson, Senior Violin Recital, Bethany K. Thompson

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The Double-Sided Message of The Lego Movie: The Effects of Popular Entertainment on Children in Consumer Culture, Jordan Treece

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Megan Troyer, Senior Trumpet Recital, Megan Troyer

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webster ('web-stər) n. one who weaves or unites, Taylor P. Wilcox

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Central Government and Secession, Tyler Zuch

Submissions from 2014

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The Effects of an Exercise Program on Cardiovascular Risk Factors at a Faith Based University, Annisa R. Albury, Jacob D. Forsythe, and Greggory M. Thorpe

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Zachary Anderson, Senior Horn Recital, Zachary Anderson

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Rebekah Andrews, Senior Piano Recital, Rebekah Andrews

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Learning to Play: Cognitive and Physical Development of Children and Requirements of Playing the Piano, Amy Carmichael

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He Started the Whole World Singing a Song, Brian R. Cates

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“An Obscene Power”: Desire, Capitalism, and Identity in Geraldine Brooks’ March, Rachel Dark

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We Are Infinite: Confronting High School Simulacra in Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Michayla N. Lehman

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Rachel Lowrance, Senior Piano Recital, Rachel Lowrance

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Alexandria Martella, Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Alexandria Martella

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Life, Love, and Lost Smiles, Ashley V. Matthew

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Capitalistic Christians and Educated Elites: Fanonian Theory and Neo-Colonialism in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat, Rebecca Miller

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Anne Morris, Senior Piano Recital, Anne Morris

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A New Approach: The Feminist Musicology Studies of Susan McClary and Marcia J. Citron, Kimberly Reitsma

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"A Generation That Didn't Agree": The Paramountcy of Multidimensional Moral Hierarchy in the System of a Down Discography, Jesse A. Silk

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Calling All Spirits, Jesse A. Silk

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Adam's Race, and Other Writings, Eric C. Skowronski

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Hope Strayer, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Hope Strayer

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The Effects of a Pre-workout Supplement on Collegiate Track Athletes' Sub-max Bench Press, Hannah Stroud-Lusk, Valerie Kirk, Jo Sharp, and David Lenhardt

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Andrew Symington, Senior Horn Recital, Andrew Symington

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Jacob Tudor, Senior Violin Recital, Jacob A. Tudor

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Jeremy Witt, Baritone, Senior Voice Recital, Jeremy C. Witt

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Michael Wood, Senior Conducting and Trumpet Recital, Michael J. Wood

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Simon Yeh, Senior Saxophone Recital, Simon Yeh

Submissions from 2013

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The Heroic Fallacy: Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and the Young Adult Reader, Shawn L. Buice

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Emalyn Bullis, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Emalyn Bullis

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Rachel Coon, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Rachel Coon

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Emma Gage, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Emma Gage

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Kaily Grapes, Mezzo Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Kaily Grapes

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Orual's Quest for Identity: C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces in 1950s British Society, Cora Gray

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This Level of Living, Rose Havard

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Julia Hodecker, Senior Violin Recital, Julia Hodecker

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Brandi Hoffer, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Brandi Hoffer

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Crayons and Yarn, Danielle G. Holloway

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A New Masculinity for a New Millennium: Gender and Technology in David Fincher’s The Social Network, Danielle McDonald

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“Ravaged by Time”: The Effects of the Past and Future on the Present in The Glass Menagerie, Lauren R. Moore

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Life of Pi: Perspectives on Truth, Sarah Morse

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“I’m not lost anymore:” Hyperreal Self-Realization amidst Hostile Father-Son Relationships in Lunar Park, John Michael Mumme

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Delora Neuschwander, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Lecture Recital, Delora Neuschwander

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Russian-Jewish Art Music: The Voice of a People, DeLora J. Neuschwander

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Jessica Pearson, Senior Clarinet Recital, Jessica Pearson

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Cory Richardson, Senior Percussion Recital, Cory Richardson

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Deanna Ruman, Senior Piano Recital, Deanna Ruman

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Cameron Swett, Senior Trumpet Recital, Cameron Swett

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Josh Thomsen, Senior Guitar Recital, Josh Thomsen

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If I Remember Correctly, Kristin L. Troyer

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The Effects of Young Caregiving in Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, Natalie V. Youngquist

Submissions from 2012

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Ariel Bacon, Senior Piano Recital, Ariel Bacon

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Amy Beach: Tenacious Spirit, Ariel Foshay Bacon

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Lauren Bidwell, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Lauren Bidwell

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Alisa Daum, Senior Flute and Piccolo Recital, Alisa Daum

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David Dion, Senior Clarinet Recital, David Dion

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Gretchen E. Mayer, Senior Piano Recital, Gretchen E. Mayer

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Samantha Grelen, Senior Violin Recital, Samantha Grelen

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The Role of Harmonic and Formal Elements as They Relate to Performance Practices in Chopin's Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47, Zachary James

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Meredith Lawrence, Senior Cello Recital, Meredith Lawrence

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Taylor Nelson, Baritone, Senior Voice Recital, Taylor Nelson

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Alison Patton, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Alison Patton

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Janette Plumley, Senior Piano Recital, Janette Plumley

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“First they built the roads”: The Automobile Agent in Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, Kimberly Prijatel

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Guido of Arezzo and His Influence on Music Learning, Anna J. Reisenweaver

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Kyle Schick, Senior Saxophone Recital, Kyle Schick

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Waste, Wasting, Wasted: Repercussions of Simulations on the American Family in Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County, Kate Soules

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Rockwell Taylor, Senior Percussion Recital, Rockwell Taylor

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Vienna Trindal, Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Vienna Trindal

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Hannah Tucker, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Hannah Tucker

Submissions from 2011

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Emily Ann Powell, Senior Viola Recital, Emily Ann Powell

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Kaitlyn Arnott, Senior Trumpet Recital, Kaitlyn Arnott

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The Fantasy of the Real: J.R.R. Tolkien, Modernism, and Postmodernism, Hannah Brady

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Aubrie Compitello, Senior Piano Recital, Aubrie Compitello

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Matthew Compton, Senior Trumpet Recital, Matthew Compton

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Brittany Denningham, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Brittany Denningham

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Audrey Hebson, Senior Cello Recital, Audrey Hebson

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David Kauffman, Senior Saxophone Recital, David Kauffman

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Sara Moody, Senior Guitar Recital, Sara Moody

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“Look Back at Me”: North and South and the Two-faced Neo-Victorian Gaze, Julie Ellen Pickens

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Gabrielle Sanfilippo, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Gabrielle Sanfilippo

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Matthew Glenn Scheerschmidt, Bass, Senior Voice Recital, Matthew Glenn Scheerschmidt

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“Playing Like a Man”: The Struggle of Black Women in Jazz and the Feminist Movement, Katherine Soules

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Catherine Stampfli, Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Catherine Stampfli

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Sarah Thompson, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Sarah Thompson

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Krista Wiles, Senior Piano Recital, Krista Wiles

Submissions from 2010

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Mary Abraham, Senior Piano Recital, Mary Abraham

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Multiple Factors of “Insideness” and “Outsideness”: Exploring Why Gilead Is Both a Place of Insideness and Outsideness for Ames and Jack, Whitney Burch

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Lisbeth Cummings, Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Lisbeth Cummings

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Porgy and Bess: A Racial Paradox, Carolyn Deemer

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Evan Felmet, Baritone, Senior Voice Recital, Evan Felmet