Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Music

First Advisor

Dr. Barbara Hampton

Second Advisor

Barbara Oldham

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Poundie Burstein

Abstract

Musicians in North America have adopted the alphorn as a tool that builds community, enhances musical training, and interprets the Swiss tradition for a new generation. Meaningful combinations of experiences and identities combine to create a robust relationship and kinship among alphorn players in an intentionally international community.

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