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Garling, Tom


School of Music


My goal with this Capstone project was to encapsulate my four years of music and jazz education at Northern Illinois University into a senior recital. I picked repertoire that spanned my whole college career and decided to arrange for jazz combo settings which is something I enjoy doing a lot. Arranging is an important concept in jazz music. My research for this project took a relatively simple approach; I listened to jazz music. Specifically, I listened to multiple versions of the tunes on my recital, compositions by the composers I was featuring on my recital, and other various recordings that were related to the repertoire I was playing. I took inspiration from the styles of the recordings I was listening to or I would even emulate what I was hearing in the music and write it in my arrangements. I am very proud of how my arrangements turned out in the end.


Link to recital: (It starts around 5 minutes in)