Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor

Mr. T. Patrick Howle

Second Advisor

Dr. John C. Ross

Third Advisor

Dr. Donald Viney


This thesis is an extension of Mrs. Chesney’s graduate vocal recital program notes. Each chapter includes biographical information about each composer, analysis of each piece, information about the larger work, and performance aspects. Composers include Dominick Argento, Gaetano Donizetti, Francis Poulenc, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Whitley’s recital was to take place on May 2, 2020.



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