Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part consists of an original orchestral work, The Seven Valleys, featuring seven movements, each of which presents various musical elements. The piece is a symphonic poem inspired by a chapter with the same name in the celebrated masterpiece of Persian literature, The Conference of the Birds, by the 12th-century poet Farid ud-Din Attar. The second part presents a study of music composition pedagogy, investigating past and present pedagogical practices in music composition. Chapter 3 provides a conceptual and historical examination of music composition pedagogy. Chapter 4 surveys the curriculum and methodology of a selection of music/composition professors. Chapter 5 presents an integrated model of music composition pedagogy, featuring an overview and examination of the data from Chapter 4 as well as perspectives from other resources and my own views.
Iravani, Niloufar, "The Seven Valleys for Orchestra and a Study of Music Composition Pedagogy" (2020). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5300.