2011 Innovative ETD Award
D.M.A. Musical Arts
West Virginia University, U.S.A.
In his doctoral research project, Tomislav Dimov provides a very novel and innovative approach to musical performance studies. His research explores pitch width and speed rates of the vibrato violin solos by contemporary performers, utilizing tables and graphics for comparison, sorted by the year of recording, and followed by a discussion of the results.
Access to sound samples/files is available through a virtual CD linked to the document via the Internet. Tomislav’s doctoral research project files include PDF with music score interlinked to MP3 audio files, so the end user may simultaneously hear the audio result of the music score they are viewing on the page. This provides an interactive approach to the listener which allows for enhanced “visualization” of the music score by making it come to life as it was intended to be heard. Very few examples of this interactive approach exist in the field of music, thus Tomislav’s path breaking approach serves as an excellent model of enhanced learning experiences through multimedia integration into the research document.
Tomislav is working full time on the faculty of the Pelita Harapan University and serves as Head of the String Department and teacher of violin, Head of the Orchestra Department and Artistic Director and Conductor, and Head of the International and Domestic Relations for UPH Conservatory of Music in Indonesia.
Short Historical Overview and Comparison of the Pitch Width and Speed Rates of the Vibrato Used in Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach as Found in Recordings of Famous Violinists of the Twentieth and the Twenty-First Centuries