Date of Award

Fall 2022

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation


School of Music

First Advisor

Ari Streisfeld


This is an analysis of three pieces that contribute to solo violin and string quartet repertoire through the lens of intervallic relationships, rhythmic and gestural motifs, and instrumental technique. Briefly delving into the Aboriginal history of Taiwan and illuminating aural concepts inherent within each tribe, the research blends musicological research, theoretical analysis, and intuitive performance-based interpretations to meld and expand the technical and musical possibilities of the violin with the essence and impact of these songs.


© 2022, Isabel Hsin-Yi Ong