Publication Date

Fall 12-1-2022


School of Music


Music: Piano Performance; Music: Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion Performance


Performance, collaboration, conducting, pedagogy, large ensembles, small ensembles, composing


Music Pedagogy | Music Performance


This thesis is a discussion of the art of musical collaboration. First to be defined is general collaboration and what the key components to success are as discussed by various authors. The components will be discussed through the various aspects of musical collaborative relationships, such as those between fellow performers, composers and artists, conductors and their ensembles, as well as teachers and their students. A discussion of the differences between those who are experienced on their singular instrument versus those who are experiences on multiple instruments will also be made. Incorporation of this knowledge will be observed in the different aspects of collaboration through analysis of various professionals in the field.