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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Conservatory of Music

First Advisor

Lucas Underwood

First Committee Member

Mary Bowling

Second Committee Member

Stanworth Beckler


The Promethean characteristics of contemporary young iconoclasts as they have expressed disapproval of the society which they have inherited and in which they feel entrapped prompted this study. Our interest here lies with the nature of the dissatisfaction rather than with ways of expressing it. If follows that out concern is primarily with the gift of Prometheus - the fire rather than with the rebellion and defiance associated with the demigod who took action against the tyranny of Zeus.