This collection includes fliers, announcements, programs, newsletters, and related material generated by the Department of Music of the College of William and Mary. Topics covered relate to departmental business, visiting performers, recitals and performances by College students and faculty, the Choir and other student vocal and instrumental ensembles, Ewell Concert Series, Jazz Combo, Gallery Players Materials, and other related topics.
The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use:
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
The Department of Music at the College of William and Mary offers programs of study in music composition, theory, performance and musicology. Most of the department's students do not major in music, but rather study music as a life-enriching activity; as such, the program is designed to function as an integral component of the undergraduate curriculum. At the same time, however, the department prepares many of its students for further academic work in the discipline, and in the last ten years has sent graduates off to some of the best musicology, composition, and performance graduate programs in the country.
Large ensembles include the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Symphony, the Concert Choir, and the Women's Chorus. Medium-sized ensembles include the Jazz Ensemble, Botetourt Chamber Singers, Appalachian String Band, Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Gallery Players, Performance Art Ensemble, and Indonesian Gamelan. In addition, the department regularly offers eight to ten other small ensembles, featuring various combinations of string, percussion, and wind instruments.
The department's academic faculty as of 2007 included three composer/theorists, two ethnomusicologists, three music historians, and four conductors. For further current information see http://www.wm.edu/music/. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Arrangement of Materials:
Acc. 2011.325 is currently not fully arranged or described. Consult a staff member for assistance.
Part of this collection was formerly part of the University Archives Publications Collection.
Acc. 2008.095 recieved on 8/28/2008 from the Department of Music, and was moved to the University Archives Audiovisual Collection; Acc. 2009.255 was transferred via Libby Covairt on 6/17/2009. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Papers of Carl A. "Pappy" Fehr (UA 6.017); Alumni Band Organization (UA 271); William and Mary Pep Band (UA 7.035); University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13); University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8).
Photographs of various music ensembles were separated from Acc. 2009.255 on 6/17/2009 and were made part of the University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8). Three CDs featuring various music ensembles including The New Hellenic Expression, William and Mary Symphony, and a mix CD of various music ensembles were separated from Acc. 2009.255 on 6/17/2009 and were made part of the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58). Several posters announcing music concerts were separated from Acc. 2009.255 and added to the University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12).
The audiovisual material from Acc. 2010.334 was separated from this collection and made part of the University Archives Audiovisual Collection on 6/16/2010. The posters from Acc. 2010.334 were separated from this collection and made part of the University Archives Poster Collection on 6/16/2010.
The photographs and audiovisual material were separated from this collection and were made part of the University Archives Photograph Collection and University Archives Audiovisual Collection, respectively, on 5/25/2011.
The audio recordings were separated from this collection and were added to the University Archives Audiovisual Collection on 5/17/2013.
A box and folder list was created by Amy White, SCRC Staff, in May 2009. Acc. 2009.255 was accessioned and described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2009. Acc. 2009.255 was interfiled into the existing collection by Nathaniel Baako, SCRC Staff, in August 2009. Acc. 2011.325 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in May 2011. Acc. 2013.082 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookmkan, University Archives Specialist, in May 2013.