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Pan Thesis/Dissertation Index

Dissertations and Masters Theses on Pan and Steelband
compiled by Ray Funk; links added by Brandon Haskett

Anonymous. “To Investigate the Tradition of Carnival in the West Indies and its Establishment in London as the Notting Hill Carnival. Tracing through the Development of the Spectacle and how the Traditions and Styles have Adapted the Carnival of Today.” Master’s thesis, Queen Margaret University, 2011.

App, Lawrence J. “The Professionalization and Commodification of Steel Drum Music in Florida: Musical Continuity and Change in the Caribbean Diaspora.” MM thesis, Florida State University, 1997.

Archer, Ken J. “The Brooklyn Carnival.” PhD dissertation, Ohio State, 2009.

Appollis, Sylvester. “Steeling Notes: A Guide To Steelband Arrangement In South Africa.” MA thesis, Rhodes University, 2010.

Appollis, Sylvester. “The History of Steelband in South Africa.” Long essay for Bachelor of Music with Honours, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 2005.

Baboola, Salisha. “Divided Unity: Shifting Meanings of Trinbagonian Carnival Music.” MA thesis, University of Calgary, 1997.

Ballengee, Christopher L. “From Indian To Indo-Creole: Tassa Drumming, Creolization, And Indocaribbean Nationalism In Trinidad And Tobago.” DPhil, University of Florida, 2013.

Barsotti , Natasha T. “The Steelband in Trinidad: Re-negotiating Identity and Sense of Place in a Contested New World Landscape.” MA thesis, University of Texas-Austin, 1996.

Batson, Dawn. “Pan into the 21st Century : The Steelband as an Economic Force in Trinidad and Tobago.” PhD diss., University of Miami, 1995.

Blejewski, Hallie R. “Engineering A National Instrument: Inventions And Innovations In Trinidadian Steelpan.” MA thesis, Wesleyan University, 2015.

Bona, Lisa M. “Steel Drums In The Steel City: Performance Practices Among Steel Drum Musicians In Pittsburgh.” MA thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2009.

Bowen, Jeffrey. “Pan, Sinking: For Steelpan and Nine Instruments.” DMA dissertation, University of Washington, 2015.

Boyce, Derek S. “Voices of Steel: A Case Study of a Pennsylvania High School Steel Band.” PhD diss., Boston University, 2015.

Brown, Kevin J. “The Development of the Drum Set in Steel Drum Music: A Guide for Integrating the Standard Steel Drum Band Percussion Section into a Single Drum Set Part as Applied to Andy Narell’s Composition ‘The Last Word.'” Master’s thesis, California State University – Long Beach, 2016.

Bush, Jeffrey E. “Differences and Interactions among Cognitive Style, Gender, Achievement, and Mode of Instruction of Middle School Music Students.” PhD diss., University of Arizona, 1996.

Clarke, Axel L. “The Double Tenor Steel Drum: Evolution and Performance.” MA thesis, Cal State Long Beach, 2006.

Clarke, Claudia L. “Music, Politics and Violence: A Study of Calypso and Steelband from Trinidad, Reggae from Jamaica and their Impact on a Multi-ethnic Community in London in the Late 20th Century.” PhD diss., University of London, 

Coomansingh, Johnny. “Commodification and Distribution of the Steelpan as a Conflicted Tourism Resource.” PhD diss., Kansas State University, 2005.

Diaz Cruz, Herminio. “A Descriptive Study of the Music Programs in Roberto Clemente High School and Selected Feeder Schools as They Relate to Bilingual-Bicultural Education.” University of Illinois.

DeLamater, Elizabeth. “White College Boys Steelbands in 1950s Trinidad.” DMA document, Arizona State University, 2011.

Diaz, Nigel Leslie. “Arrangers, Adjudicators, and Judging Criteria: Creativity in the Panorama Domain.” M. Phil thesis, University of the West Indies, 2017.

Diehl, Keila Mackie. “Tempered Steel: The Steel Drum as a Site for Social, Political, and Aesthetic Negotiation in Trinidad.” MA report, University of Texas at Austin, 1992.

Dudley, Shannon K. “Making Music for the Nation: Competing Identities and Esthetics in Trinidad and Tobago’s Panorama Steelband Competition.” PhD diss., University of California – Berkeley, 1997.

Eastridge, Jessica Lynn Fonte. “High School Students’ Musical Achievement and Improvisation on the Steel Drum.” MM thesis, University of Delaware, 2015.

Edwards, Ralph. “A Brief Analysis of ‘Pan from the West was Best’ Brother Valentino” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2011-12.

Esarey, Morgan W. “Pandemonium: An Evolution of Steel Pans and its Place in Music Education.” Honors thesis, University of South Carolina, 2016.

Esdelle, Chantal M. “In Our House: The Realization of Self Through Sound in Clive Bradley’s Musical Arrangement of the Calypso ‘In My House’ for the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra.” York University (Canada), 2010.

Felix, Lesedi. “The Positive Effects of Junior Panorama Competition on the Behavior of Primary School Children in Trinidad and Tobago.” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2016-2017.

Ferdinand, Nicole. “From Port of Spain to Notting Hill and Beyond: The Internationalization of the Trinidad Style Carnival.” PhD diss., King’s College (London), 2014.

Ferreyra Tello, Everaldo. “Materials Science and Metallurgy of the Caribbean Steel Drum.” PhD diss., University of Texas – El Paso, 2000.

Fisher, Tammy M. “A Survey of Undergraduate Percussion Curricula at Selected 4-year Colleges and Universities.” University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2004.

Gaillard, Pascal; Robert Fajon; and Michèle Castellengo. “Etude de la Perception des Transitoires D’attaque des sons de Steeldrum : Particularités Acoustiques, Transformation par Synthèse et Catégorisation.”

Galvin, Joseph. “Advanced Steelpan Method: 4-Mallet Tenor Pan Techniques.” DMA dissertation, Indiana University, 2017.

Garcia, Ayana. “Silver Stars: The Trevails of a Family Steelband.” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2016-2017.

Gormandy, Mia. “Pan Trinbago And The Social Conflict Surrounding Phase II’s Panorama Performance Of 2011.” MA thesis, Florida State University, 2013.

Granger, Charissa. “Beyond the Sphere of the Steelorchestra and Calypso: Identity, Hybridity and Transformation of a Caribbean Music and Instrument.”

Grise, Adam. “Scholastic Steel Bands in the United States: A Comprehensive Profile.” MM thesis, University Of Maryland, 2015.

Guess, Francis A. “The Incorporation of Steel Drum Ensembles into School Music Programs: A New Pedagogical Approach.” MM thesis, Bowling Green State University, 1998.

Guzzo, Jennifer. “Rock de rack! Two Steelband Approaches to the Panorama Competition.”

Hacker, Gerry B. “Steelpan in Postsecondary Education.” MA thesis, University of South Florida, 1999.

Hailey, William A. “Developing an After-School Steel Drum Program in the United States Based on a Middle School Experience.” DMA diss., University of West Virginia, 2005.

Haslebacher, Pauline I. M. “Pan on the Move: A Historical and Ethnomusicological Overview of the Toronto Steelband Community.” MA thesis, York University, 1988.

Haskett. Brandon L. “A Case Study On The Importance And Value Of The Desert Winds Steelpan Programs.” DMA diss., Arizona State University, 2009.

Hayward, Rachel. “Yellow Bird and Pan: The Transmission, Circulation and Re-creation of a Caribbean Song.” 2015.

Helbing, Rachel Renee. “Women and Steel Bands in Trinidad.” Honors thesis, Miami University, 2004.

Helmlinger, Aurelie. “Mémoire et jeu D’ensemble: La Mémorisation du Répertoire Musical dans les Steelbands de Trinidad et Tobago.” Doctoral thesis, Paris 10, 2005.

Hernly, Patrick. “World Percussion Approaches in Collegiate Percussion Programs: A Mixed-Methods Study” DPhil diss., University of South Florida, 2012.

Hildebrand, Linda. “A Proposal for a Steelband Program Utilizing a Discipline-Based Art Education Model.” MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1991.

Hill, Errol. “The Trinidad Carnival.” DFA thesis, Yale University, 1966.

Hoover, Mark A. “Modal Analysis of a Steel Drum.” MS thesis, Indiana State University, 1990.

Hunt, Tyler A. “Liam Teague’s ‘Impressions’ and the Art Form of Solo Steel Pan.” MM thesis, California State University – Long Beach, 2016.

Ingram, Amelia K. “The Petrotrin Invaders: A Trinidadian Steel Band and its Relationship to Calypso, Soca, and the Recording Industry.” MM thesis, University of Florida, 1996.

Joseph, Makesi. “Contract Players: The Impact on Steelbands that Participate in Panorama.” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2014-2015.

Jones, Jeffrey A. “A Content Analysis Of American Pan Scholarship Published From 1985 To 2003.” MM thesis, Appalachian State University, 2004.

Jones, Jeffrey A. “Music and Healing with the Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra in San Fernando, Trinidad.” PhD diss., Florida State University, 2010.

Johnson, Kim. “The Soul in Iron: Origin and Development of the Steelband, 1939-1951.” University of the West Indies -Mona, 2002.

Jules, Murchison. “The Rise of Single Pan Bands.” University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2014-2015.

Kalantarian, Enayatallah. “Modal Analysis Testing of a Double Second Caribbean Steel Drum.” MS thesis, University of Texas at El Paso, 1998. 

Kalicharan, Noel. “The Design of a Hypermedia Tutorial System for Teaching Music for the Pan.” PhD diss., University of the West Indies – St Augustine, 1997.

Kaljunen, Raiija. “Steel Pan Musiikinopetuksessa.” 1997.

Kerg, Kayleen. “Memetics, Media, And Groove: Musical Experience In Two Florida Steelbands.” MM thesis, Florida State University, 2008.

Knapp, David. “The Effects of Multicultural Music Instruction on the Perception of Authenticity and Preference for Teaching Multicultural Music.” PhD diss., Florida State University, 2012.

Kurasz, Richard M. “Solo Literature for Steel Pan: Examining Existing Compositions and Commissioning New Works.” MA thesis, University of Illinois, 2007.

Landinez, Pamela C. “Pan Women: Gender and the Steelband in Trinidad and Tobago.” MA thesis, University of Florida, 1999.

Lapps-Lewis, Joy. “A Collection of Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz Compositions.” MA thesis, York University, 2015.

Lawson, Stanley. “Multicultural Awareness Project: The Organization and Implementation of a World Steel Drum Ensemble.” EdS document, Nova University, 1991.

Le Gall, Sharon B. “Preserving One’s Narrative: Implications of Intellectual Property Protection of Folklore and the Steel Pan in Trinidad and Tobago.” Master of Laws thesis, York University, 1994.

Lienert, Keith A. “An Annotated Bibliography and Online Database of Original Published Works for Solo Steel Pan.” DMA document, The University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2017.

Litsiou, Julia. “Fran kakburkar och pottor tillChopin och Tjajkovskij: En studie om steelbandkulturens uppkomst i Trinidad och Tobago.” MM thesis, Linkopings University, 2015.

Luhning, Frauke. “Anthony Williams and his Musical Oeuvre.” 2007.

Love, Jacob W. “Our Boys: A Study of a Steelband in Tobago, W. I.” Senior thesis, Harvard University, 1967.

Maloney, Soren E. “Acoustics and Manufacture of Caribbean Steelpans.” DPhil diss., Wolfson College, 2010.

Martin, Andrew. “Pan-America.” PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 2011.

Martinsen, Lene M. “Panyarden som Læringsmiljø – Analyse af Aæring og Kommunikation i Indstuderingen i et Steelband på Trinidad.” København, 2007.

Mattis, Timothy L. “The steel drums of Trinidad and Tobago.” MM thesis, Bowling Green State University, 1997.

Monteil Melodie and Cyril Touzé. “Comportement Vibratoire du Steelpan: Effet des Procédés de Fabrication et Dynamique non Linéaire. École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées.” (Palaiseau, Essonne), 2013.

Morford, James B. “A Study of the Pedagogy of Selected Non-Western Musical Traditions in Collegiate World Music Ensembles.” MM thesis, University of West Virginia, 2007.

Morrison, Andrew C. H. “Acoustical Studies of the Steelpan and HANG: Phase-sensitive Holography and Sound Intensity Measurements.” Northern Illinois University, 2005.

Morin, Francine. “Elementary School Steelband: A Curriculum and Instructional Plan for Canadian Schools.” Master’s paper, University of North Dakota, 1989.

Moses, Lennard V. “A Cultural Analysis of Afro-Caribbean Rhythm, Strumming, and Movement for the North American School Steelband.” MA thesis, Ohio State University, 2008.

Muddeen, Fasil. “An Acoustic Study of the Steelpan.” University of the West Indies – Saint Augustine, 2010.

Nagahama, Eiko. “Women in the Steelband Movement: History of Women’s Participation in Steelband Movement of Trinidad and Tobago.” Master’s paper, University of Washington, 2000.

Nathaniel, Daina. “Finding an Equal Place: How the Designation of the Steelpan as the National Instrument Heightened Identity Relations in Trinidad And Tobago.” PhD diss., Florida State University, 2006.

Newton-Williams, Georgia. “The Steelpan and Education in the Primary School.” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2016-2017.

Nielsen, Hans C. “Calypso og Steelband: Musik fra Trinidad.”

Muddeen, Fasil. “An Acoustic Study of the Steelpan Musik fra Trinidad.” Københavns Universitet, 1995.

Ochoa, Jevan. “Pelham Goddard Contributed to Calypso, Soca and Steelband Music of Trinidad and Tobago.” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2016-2017.

Olsen, Kristofer W. “Molten Steel: The Sound Traffic of the Steelpan.” DPhil diss., Ohio University, 2016.

Parks, Walter I. “Examination of the Role, Value, and Function of Steel Bands in University and College Percussion Programs.” University of Houston, 1986.

Perryman, Janice Y. L. “A Social and Cultural History of Steelpan in Barbados since 1945.” MA thesis, University of the West Indies – Cave Hill, 2006.

Phillip, Lyndon. “The Caribana Festival.” MA thesis, York University (Toronto), 1998.

Rabe, Gigi L. “The Steel Bands of Southern California: History, Economics, Representation.” MA thesis, University of California – Los Angeles, 2000.

Rampersad, Savitri. “Steelpan Therapy: Examining the Suitability of the Steelpan.” University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2014-2015.

Reid, Ronald I. “Earl Rodney: His Career and Concepts for Steelpan Improvisation.” MA thesis, Tufts University, 2002.

Remy, Jeannine. “A Historical Background of Trinidad and Panorama Competitions with an Analysis of Ray Holman’s 1989 Panorama Arrangement of ‘Life’s Too Short.'” AMusD diss., University of Arizona, 1991.

Rouse, Andre. “A Gulf Stream Dream: A Merging of Steel Pan Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.” Master’s thesis, York University, 2013.

Ryan, Erin. “Pan on the Verge of the 21st Century: Issues in the Evolution of the Trinidadian Steelband.” MA thesis, Wesleyan University, 1994.

Saddeen, Fasil. “An Acoustic Study of the Steelpan: The Development of a Handbook for Preparing a Steelband Performing Arts Workshop for Public Performance.” M.Ed thesis, Carthage College, 2012.

Short, Charles B. “A Day to Play: The Development of a Handbook for Preparing a Steelband Performing Arts Workshop for Public Performance.” M. Ed thesis, Carthage College, 2012.

Spencer, Sally Ann. “A Study of a Steel Band: The ILEA Schools Steel Orchestra.” MA thesis, University of London, 1986.

Stewart, Alana. “The Steelpan as a Weapon against the Incidence of Crime and Violence in the Laventille Area.” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2016-2017.

Stuempfle, Stephen. “The Steelband Movement in Trinidad and Tobago: Music, Politics and National Identity in a New World Society.”

Sullivan, Nestor. “The Steelband Movement in Trinidad and Tobago: Fundamentals for its further Development.” MA thesis, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 2011-2012.

Tello, Everaldo F. “Material Science and Metallurgy of the Caribbean Steel Drum.” PhD diss., University of Texas- El Paso, 2000.

Thomas, Jeffrey R. “A History of Pan and the Evolution of the Steel Band in Trinidad and Tobago.” MA thesis, Wesleyan University, 1985 (updated 1990).

Thomas, Leon. “The Art of the Steelpan instrument in a Jazz Combo.” MA thesis, Florida International University, 2012.

Tiffe, Janine L. “Trinidadian Steel Drum (Pan) Bands in Three Great Lakes States: A Study of Musical Migration.” MA Thesis, Kent State University, 2006.

Tiffe, Janine L. “Tropicalism and the Struggle for Legitimacy: A History of the Steel Band Movement in American Universities.” PhD diss., Florida State University, 2015.

Trelka, Jessica. “Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer: The History of the Steel Drum and its Many Applications.” MM thesis, Boston University, 2006.

Verba, Daniel and Jean Rouch. “Enquete Cinematographique Sur Les Steelbands De Trinidad.” 1989.

Walton, David B. “Music for Steel Band: An Examination of the Various Styles which Develop Specific Performance Skills.” MA thesis, University of Arizona, 1996.

Williams, Kenyon. “By Which All Others are Judged: An Analytical Look at the Arranging Styles of Four Panorama Arrangers with an Original Composition for Steel Drum Ensemble.” MA thesis, University of Kentucky, 2003.

Wilson, Chris. “Afropan.” MA thesis, York University – Toronto, 2007.

Woods, Teresa J. “Characterization of a Tenor Steelpan in Response to Impulse Excitation Ssing Conformal Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometry.” MME thesis, Catholic University of America, 2009.

Yancey, Benjamin. “An Investigation of the Perceived Impact of the Inclusion of Steel Pan Ensembles in Collegiate Curricula in the Midwest.” MM thesis, Kansas State University, 2014.

Ziegler, Aaron M. “Challenging the Trinidad and Tobago Panorama Construct: An Analysis of Compositional styles of Ray Holman, Liam Teague, and Andy Narell.” MM thesis, University of Iowa, 2015.