Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Dr. Ramon Zupko

Second Advisor

C. Curtis-Smith

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert Ricci

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Homo Tonos is a work for large orchestra. The entire piece stems from a dodecaphonic system in which each family of instruments is assigned its own unique 12-tone row. The rows are constructed in such a way that when they are written out and stacked one atop the other, they create 12 unique vertical rows.

Throughout the work, the basic rules of 12-tone row manipulation were used as a foundation for organization of pitches. Each family of instruments adheres strictly to its own row except in passages where there are unisons across families. In these instances, the vertical 12-tone rows were employed.

Homo Tonos is intended for performance by an orchestra of competent professionals.

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