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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Music

 Organization

The Northwestern University Department of Music, successor to the University's Conservatory of Music (1874-1892) existed from 1892 to 1895 as a division of Northwestern's College of Liberal Arts. The Department offered three courses of study: one for amateurs, another for aspiring professionals, and a third advanced course leading to the Bachelor of Music degree. Students successfully completing the advanced course received diplomas, those completing the professional course received certificates of attainment.

The School of Music supplanted the Department of Music in 1895. As its curriculum developed, the School sponsored a variety of programs of study. The curriculum included both certificate of attainment and performance programs and diploma programs. Diploma programs, leading to the Graduate in Music and Bachelor of Music degrees as well as the Diploma in Musical Proficiency, were either more extensive in scope or less narrowly professional than certificate programs.

The Northwestern University Catalogues and School of Music Announcements of Courses should be consulted as to specific Department and School of Music degree programs and courses of study.
For an excellent history of Northwestern's School of Music, see:

Advancing music for a century : the first hundred years of Northwestern University's School of Music. By Heather Rebstock (Northwestern University c2002).

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Glenn Cliffe Bainum (1888-1974) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/7
Abstract Bainum worked as a high school and junior college band instructor before becoming a professor of music, Director of Bands, and Director of the glee clubs at Northwestern University in 1926. Bainum retired in 1953. The Glenn Cliffe Bainum Papers fill twenty-seven boxes and span Bainum's life, with the bulk of the papers dating between the 1930s and the 1960s. Most of the materials in this collection consist of correspondence, records and photographs from Bainum's professional life after he...

Emily Boettcher Bogue (1907-1992) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/6
Abstract Emily Boettcher Bogue earned Bachelor and Master degrees in music from Northwestern University before returning as a music instructor from 1930 to 1939, after which she married and moved to England. The Emily Boettcher Bogue Papers fill eleven boxes and span the years 1907 through 1996, with the bulk of the material dating between 1936 and 1954. Included are biographical materials; concert programs; scrapbooks; diaries and notebooks; correspondence; and teaching and professional materials.

Walter Carringer (1924-2006) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/8
Abstract The Walter Carringer Papers document Carringer's busy and successful singing career, and consist for the most part of newspaper clippings, publicity and repertoire information, though biographical information and correspondence are also included.

Records of the Concert Management Office

 Collection
Identifier: 19/2/6
Overview The Concert Management Office at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music serves to schedule, organize and facilitate all concerts, which includes large and small school ensemble concerts, student recitals and guest performers, at the Bienen School of Music.

Marion Bard Corbett music manuscripts and papers

 Collection
Identifier: Corbett
Overview The Marion Bard Corbet music manuscripts consist of all known musical works of the late Marion Bard Corbett (1915-1972), a Northwestern University alumna and Chicago-area composer. Included in this collection are music manuscripts, copies and published music scores, sketches, drafts, notebooks and other papers by Corbett.

Louis Norton Dodge (1873-1951) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/14
Overview The papers of Louis Norton Dodge (graduate of Northwestern University's School of Music, and member of the faculty (1903-1938) fill one half-size box and one expandable binder. They consist of a file of biographical items, and a collection of musical compositions. The papers reflect the School of Music’s pedagogy during the years of his association with Northwestern.

Anthony Donato (1909-1990) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/5
Abstract The Anthony Donato Papers fill 19 boxes in addition to eight oversize scrapbooks, spanning the period 1917-1992. Most of the material dates from 1945 to 1975. The papers are organized in four main categories: biographical materials, correspondence, music scores and publications.

Frederick L. Hemke (1935- ) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/11
Abstract In 1956, Frederick L. Hemke was appointed as Professor of Music at Northwestern University in 1975. Hemke was the Northwestern University faculty representative to the Big Ten Conference from 1981 to 2001 and served as the Big Ten faculty representative to the NCAA. He has served on numerous Big Ten committees, including the management review and finance committee where he served as chairman. The Frederick L. Hemke Papers span the years 1962 to 2004.The Papers document Hemke's career at...

George Russell Howerton (1905-1999)

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Identifier: 19/1/4
Abstract The papers of George Howerton (professor and Dean of Music at Northwestern University), filling nine boxes, illuminate Howerton's life, career and interests. While the entirety of the collection ranges from 1923 to 1999, the bulk of the content lies between 1935 and 1971. The Papers fall into six general categories: 1) biographical information, 2) teaching materials, 3) programs and concert information, 4) information on clinics and festivals and programs from these occasions, 5) presentation...

M. William Karlins (1932-2005) Papers

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Identifier: 19/3/12
Abstract Composer and music professor M. William Karlins came to Northwestern as an Associate Professor of Theory and Composition, and in 1973, he was appointed a full Professor. He was also the director of the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble from 1967 until his retirement in August 2001. The M. William Karlins Papers fill 12 boxes and consist almost exclusively of his musical works. The material spans the period 1953 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating between 1957 and...

Peter Christian Lutkin (1858-1931) Papers

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Identifier: 19/1/1
Abstract Peter Christian Lutkin was a member of the faculty of Northwestern University's Conservatory of Music and played a role in restoring the Conservatory, and bringing it into the College of Arts and Sciences. Lutkin later served as Dean of the School of Music. The Lutkin Papers include biographical material, some correspondence and several lectures and addresses that span the years 1889-1928. The biographical material (1859-1971) includes general material, i.e. memorabilia, and miscellaneous...

Peter Christian Lutkin music manuscripts and papers

 Collection
Identifier: Lutkin
Overview A collection of predominantly music manuscripts and scores with some papers by composer and former Northwestern University School of Music dean, Peter Christian Lutkin.

Gui Mombaerts (1902-1993) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/1
Abstract Gui (Guillaume) Mombaerts toured Europe as a pianist following his 1926 Prix Gunther win and 1927 finalist position in the International Chopin Piano Competition. Mombaert begin his career in the academy as piano instructor in 1923. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University's School of Music in 1948, and served as Ralph Votapek piano instructor in this position. The Gui Mombaerts Papers, spanning the years 1922-1980, comprise two boxes. They include biographical material, vitae, press...

Records of the Dean of the Music School

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Identifier: 19/1/3
Abstract The Music School Deans Records fill three archival boxes and span the years 1923-1936. The bulk of the records consist of correspondence and documents relating to the administration of the School of Music. Though a small collection, these records encapsulate a formative period in the history of the music school. Many of the records touch on critical topics from the Beecher’s administration and the early administration of Beattie, with a few records from the Lutkin years. The records are divided...

Albert Noelte music manuscripts and papers

 Collection
Identifier: Noelte
Overview The collection consists of music manuscript scores, music notebooks and lecture notebooks by former Northwestern University School of Music professor Albert Noelte. A few accompanying papers documenting either Noelte's career, background or tenure at Northwestern are also included.

Arne Oldberg (1874-1962) Papers

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Identifier: 19/3/3
Abstract Oldberg joined the music faculty of Northwestern University in 1897, eventually becoming the Director of the Graduate Music Department in 1924. The Arne Oldberg Papers are arranged in seven folders and include mainly biographical materials and clippings dating between 1917 and 1976. Also included are listings of Oldberg's musical compositions (one such listing features a biographical sketch [Box 1, Folder 3]); a photocopy of an original composition, "In the Country;" and a small amount of...

Arne Oldberg music scores

 Collection
Identifier: Oldberg
Abstract Manuscripts, diazotypes, published scores, and photocopies of the compositions of the American composer Arne Oldberg (1874-1962).

Arrand Parsons (1918-2001) Papers

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Identifier: 19/3/2
Abstract The Arrand Parsons papers fill six and one-half boxes and span the period 1942-1988. They are arranged in two major categories: correspondence and teaching and professional files. Included as well are a few folders of biographical materials and one of publications.

John P. Paynter (1928-1996) Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 19/3/9
Abstract Music professor and bandleader John Phillip Paynter, named for John Phillip Sousa, began his musical studies at Northwestern, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1950 and a Master's in Theory and Composition in 1951. Upon graduation, Paynter joined NU's faculty as the Director of the Marching Band. During his career at Northwestern, Paynter taught classes in band music, conducting, and arranging. The John P. Paynter Collection consists of six series titled Biographical Materials,...

School of Music Grade and Lesson Reports

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Identifier: 19/2/1
Abstract The School of Music Grade and Lesson Reports comprise 17 boxes of official forms submitted to record either grades or lessons taken by students at Northwestern University's School of Music in the years 1922-1959. Any hand-written or typed addendum reports handed in by a teacher are included, as well as an occasional short letter or note written about a particular student.