Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor

Dr. Andrew D. Chybowski

Second Advisor

Dr. A. Douglas Whitten

Third Advisor

Dr. David Hurford


This thesis hypothesizes that the use of multi-level repertoire in community bands will allow ensembles to more directly cater to their community member’s musical expectations while respecting the issue of time commitment for others. In this way, a community ensemble can become more accessible and, ideally, lead to a more diverse and representative group. Creating a volunteer community ensemble that accounts for musician’s available time, skill level, and desire for appropriate level of challenge is what this document seeks to address.



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