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dc.contributor.authorTome, Vanessa Priscilla
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation presents a history of the musical activities of the Western Pennsylvania Exposition from 1889 to 1916. The Exposition was established as an annual event to promote and influence the growth of the city’s industry and arts. The dissertation focuses on Pittsburgh’s development as a leading musical center and on the representation of Pittsburgh composers and musicians in the concerts at the Exposition. It explores the influence of class, gender, race and ethnicity on Pittsburgh’s musical culture, and also analyzes Pittsburgh’s musical hierarchy. Using data collected from newspapers, concert programs, and souvenir books preserved in regional libraries in Pittsburgh, this dissertation documents the programs presented by the bands, orchestras, and soloists at the Exposition. An analysis of the data reveals that the Pittsburgh Exposition and its music concerts succeeded in entertaining large audiences while also educating audiences and influencing cultural activities in the city.
dc.subjectAmerican Wind Bands
dc.subjectAmerican Orchestras
dc.subjectWomen’s Orchestras
dc.subjectGrand Army of the Republic
dc.subjectJohn Philip Sousa
dc.subjectVictor Herbert
dc.subjectWalter Damrosch
dc.subjectFrederick Neil Innes
dc.subjectGiuseppe Creatore
dc.subjectModest Altschuler
dc.subjectDan Godfrey
dc.titleThe Western Pennsylvania Exposition, 1889-1916
dc.title.alternativea microcosm of American musical life
dc.description.departmentSchool of Music
dc.description.advisorDavid Schiller
dc.description.committeeDavid Schiller
dc.description.committeeStephen Mihm
dc.description.committeeDorothea Link
dc.description.committeeDavid Haas
dc.description.committeeAdrian Childs

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