Performance Portfolio Jamie Hood DMA 2020

Hood, JM 2020, Performance Portfolio Jamie Hood DMA 2020 , DMA thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

This DMA portfolio contains materials and a written critical commentary relating to the work I have completed towards a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance Degree at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. The genesis of this study was first born of an observation that Salvation Army cornet soloists today were still playing many of the same solos that had been played for many years, with the risk of solos becoming musically stale to the performers. Secondly, many players today do not have the luxury of being accompanied by a band or an exceptional pianist and so being able to provide brand new repertoire with accompaniment tracks, as well as established solos with a piano accompaniment, was important. The research is an exploration of how the cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet as a solo instrument within the ministry of The Salvation Army church can be presented in new and varied musical settings and environments. I also hope this approach will potentially create more varied performance opportunities and possibly attract a wider range of listeners. This work explores repertoire that is innovative and fresh. This is presented through commissions by world-renowned composers such as Stephen Bulla, Dr Kenneth Downie and Eric Alexander, adaptations of existing repertoire, premières and commercial recordings. The work also endeavors to ensure that the new repertoire output is widely available and accessible for cornet and trumpet players worldwide by working alongside music publishers with an international reputation and distribution facilities. In addition, the portfolio compilation contains: a) Copies of excerpts of parts and featured pieces; b) Published reviews and critical evaluations of the performances on premières; c) The public lecture recital and live recording; This submission adds significant new works to the Salvation Army cornet/trumpet player’s possible repertoire and explores new areas of artistic output, which I hope other performers and composers will continue to develop in future. This is represented through the CD projects and the première performances. The project shows my various facets across this submission, which illustrates how I am an ambassador of the cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet. I have been involved in the project on various levels, not just as a solo performer, but also as a recording artist, executive producer, editor, and in writing programme notes and hand-outs.

Item Type: Thesis (DMA)
Contributors: Dewhurst, R (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 14:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59059

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