Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

First Committee Member

Dean Gronemeier

Number of Pages



In the quest to expand the repertoire for the middle school band medium, arrangements of high musical value are always in demand. The focus of this document will be the expansion of middle school repertoire by arranging three Japanese folk songs from the island of Okinawa for middle school band: Tinsagunu hana, Jin jin and Endono hana and developing a warm up method for beginning, intermediate and advanced middle school bands. Included will be a complementary presentation of the Okinawan folk songs along with detailed descriptions of the way these folk songs were adapted for middle level students. Problems associated with the limitations of different aspects of developing young musician will be presented. Timbre and texture will be key components in deciding scoring. Examples of the choice of instrumentation and range limitations will be elucidated. Various techniques utilized in preparing these arrangements will be discussed.


Band; Folk Song; Japan; Middle; Middle School; Okinawan; Schools; Treasury; Triptych

Controlled Subject

Music; Music--Instruction and study; Education, Secondary

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1.31 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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