Brad Mehldau DMA Program Notes of a piano recital – discussion on his use of consonance and dissonance
George Handy arranger and composer of Boyd Raebrun Orchestra, Dissertation by Benjamin Biermann
Jazz Continuum Collected Writings – Keeping the Peace by Graham Collier
THE BIRTH OF JERU: GERRY MULLIGAN‘S EARLY COMPOSING/ARRANGING CAREER (1945-1953) – Richard Samuel Fine
Richard Samuel Fine
A Study of BobBrookmeyers’ Compositional Stytle for Large Jazz Ensemble dissertation by Stephen J. Guerra Jr.
The Development of Bob Brookmeyers’ Compositional Style: A Comparative Study of Six Works for Jazz Ensemble dissertation by Ryan Patrick Middagh
The Music of Bob Brookmeyer and his influence Upon Contemporary Composers and Arrangers of Large Ensemble Works dissertation by Kevin Neil Dempsey
Unifying composition and improvisation : applying Bob Brookmeyer’s pitch module concept to composition and improvisation dissertation by Michael Wallace.
Darce James Argue
Darce James Argue’s Blog – Part of the Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange
Duke Elington and Billy Strayhorn Jazz Composers (Smithsonian Albert H. Small Document Gallery)
Arranging Ellington: The Ellington Effect by Darcy James Argue – Article discussing the unusual voice leading in just a few bars of Ellington’s Mood Indigo.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF DUKE ELLINGTON’S COMPOSITIONAL STYLE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THREE SELECTED WORKS Masters thesis by Eric Strother
John La Barbera
“Lickety Split”: Modern Aspects of Composition and Orchestration in the Large Jazz Ensemble Compositions of Jim McNeely: An Anyalsis of “Extra Credit”, “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning” and “Absolution”
Jim McNeely Website – Study scores can be purchased in the store section
Maria Schneider Videos includes advice to young composers, composer’s block and more