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Corbett, Marion Bard, 1915-1972



  • Existence: 1915 - 1972


Marion Bard Corbett, born September 6, 1915 in Park Ridge, Illinois was an American composer, concert pianist and a founder of Contemporary Concerts– a contemporary music group in Chicago. Corbett earned a Master of Music degree in Theory and Composition from Northwestern University in 1969 where she studied under Professor Alan Stout among others from 1964 to 1969. Corbett had previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, presumably in music, from Sarah Lawrence College (Yonkers, New York) which she attended from 1933 to 1937. Her earliest dated composition, String Quartet No. 1(1937) is from this early period in her musical studies. She also attended summer sessions at the Tanglewood Institute from 1942-1952.

Corbett was previously married to Charles Wilbur Boand (1908-2002), a prominent Chicago attorney. Some of her compositions reflect her former married name and are signed, Marion Bard Boand or Marion Boand. She later married Charles Wilbur Corbett (1905-1972), a former executive and past member of Northwestern Universitys Board of Directors.

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Marion Bard Corbett music manuscripts and papers

Identifier: Corbett

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.

Dates: Existence: Acquired circa 1975