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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.

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

School of Music Scholastic Records

 Collection
Identifier: 19/2/3
Abstract This series, comprising one bound volume, includes two main categories of records: a list of graduates of Northwestern University's Department of Music from 1892 through 1895, and a yearly record of Music course grades for students enrolled in the School of Music from 1895/1896 through 1912/1913. Additionally, the volume includes a list of Music students and their course grades for the Summer Session of 1913/1914.
Dates: 1892-1914

School of Music Student Files

 Collection
Identifier: 19/2/4
Abstract The Music School Student Files fill 49 record cartons and span the dates 1916-1960, with the bulk of the records dating from the late 1920s to the late 1940s. Records mostly consist of correspondence with students before and after their attendance at the School of Music. Many folders contain requests for transcripts of the student's coursework at Northwestern University, as well as transcripts from institutions the student attended prior to Northwestern that were part of his or her application...
Dates: 1916 - 1960; Other: Majority of material found within 1925 - 1949

School of Music Student Registration Records

 Collection
Identifier: 19/2/2
Abstract The School of Music registration records consist of 27 bound volumes of an early registration form and three boxes of later registration statistics. The earlier form is the actual registration sheet for each student, providing name, address, classes and charges for each semester. The later records provide an overall registration summary and list students' names and addresses alphabetically under each Music School category: Applied Music, Theory & Composition, Public School Music, special...
Dates: 1901-1956

Alan Stout (1932-2018) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/15
Abstract The Alan Stout papers fills 22 boxes and includes music scores, sheet music, performance programs, articles, press releases, publications, biographical information, correspondence, course materials, and student work created by or related to the life and career of Alan Stout. Composer and music composition and theory professor, Alan Stout, was born on November 26, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dates: 1916 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1951 - 2000

Alan Stout manuscript scores

 Collection
Identifier: Stout
Abstract Manuscript scores (diazotype) by the American composer Alan Stout (born 1932), most with cover labels and stamps from the American Composers Alliance Library, New York.
Dates: 1961-1975; Other: Date acquired: 12/11/2007