College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Music Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BA in Music



Primary Advisor

Meredith M. Brammeier, College of Liberal Arts, Music Department


Shimomura changes her compositional materials depending on the game or function of music she is writing for, but she consistently uses certain compositional techniques throughout her career to create a recognizable compositional style. These techniques include her approach to harmonic repetition; the way she builds motives, thematic development, and accompaniment patterns; and the way she uses extended tertian harmony, modality, tonality, ostinati, and meter.



Item available for download from library premises only.