Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Thesis Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)


Music Theory and Composition

Committee Chairperson

Robert Maggio, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Van Stiefel, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Ovidiu Marinescu, D.M.A.

Committee Member

Jacob Cooper, D.M.A.


The Dream Eater is an interpretive musical setting of the book The Dream Eater, written by Christian Garrison and illustrated by Diane Goode. The story follows a small boy named Yukio who is tormented in his nightmares by a dragon. The score was composed with ballet choreography in mind.