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Music Department. Collection, 1964-Ongoing

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSU Archives Collection 116

Scope and Contents

The Music Department collection includes correspondence, newsletters, photographs information about department faculty and other materials created by the department. The collection also includes audio recording of recitals and group performances. This collection has been divided up into three series and two sub-series.

· Faculty records

· Subject files

· Audio recordings and programs

o Reel to Reel audio cassettes

o DVD audio recordings

Faculty Records: This series contains faculty’s recital programs, photos, negatives, Newsweekly, and information about faculty in the department from 1967-2008.

Audio Recordings and Programs: These audio records begin in 1966 and go through 1997. It includes two sub-series, DVDs & Programs and Reel-to-Reel Tapes. Reel to reel are the originals. DVD copies have been made of the reel to reel. They are recitals and performances of faculty and students in various school events.

Subject Files: This series encompasses different parts of the Music Department. There are newsletters, correspondences, photos, negatives, and music programs.

Dates

  • 1964-Ongoing

Biographical / Historical

When the Mankato State Normal School began, Vocal Music was the only music course the school offered. In 1938, Music became one of the three departments of the College of Arts and Humanities. At that time, Music Education offered Fundamentals of Music, Music Appreciation, Advanced Sight Singing, History of Music, Materials and Methods of Teaching Music, Harmony I, Instrument Music, Orchestra Conducting and Orchestration, and Orchestration.

The Music Department today offers four undergraduate degrees, Bachelor of Music (with emphases in four performance areas), Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Music Industry, and the Bachelor of Arts. The Department also offers the Master of Music degree in two concentration areas of Performance (instrument or piano) and Conducting (choral or wind band). All programs are accredited by the National Association of School of Music.

The Music Department is committed to offering musical experiences and instruction designed to fill a variety of individual needs. Whether in preparing musical experiences or simply enjoying good music, there is something here for everyone.

For more information about the Music Department, their website at: http://www.mnsu.edu/music/

This information was gathered from the Mankato State Normal School, the Mankato State Teachers College, the Mankato State College, the Mankato State University, the Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the MSU Catalogues Collection.

Extent

86.00 items

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Music Department collection includes correspondence, newsletters, photographs information about department faculty and other materials created by the department. The collection also includes audio recording of recitals and group performances.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Music Department donated this collection in 1994, 2004, 2015, and 2016
Title
Music Department. Collection, 1964-Ongoing
Status
Completed
Author
Kieu Cao processed this collection helped by Ben Siglin and Ashonte White
Date
2017-11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota State University, Mankato University Archives Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029