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2013 Dec. 12

Gilbert, Michael W.

Michael W. Gilbert oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Gilbert, Advisor for Technology Initiatives and Services, Office of Information Technology. Background in electronic music, came to perform at Hampshire College and resumed academic career (begun at MIT) and became involved in electronic music scene at UMass; history and background of electrronic music.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2011

Lateef, Yusef

Yusef Lateef oral history with Russell Annis

United States - Jazz composer and instrumentalist on his arrival in Amherst in 1972 to earn his doctorate in education, his teaching position at Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1987, local performances and his involvement in the Jazz in July program at UMass, his experience as a music educator, and his approach to composition.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2013

Hager, Myron

Myron Hager oral history with Joyce Berkman

Falmouth (Me.) - 1940 graduate of Massachusetts State College and founding member of the vocal group the Statesmen. Discussing the formation of the Statesmen; leadership of Doric Alviani, the Mass State Glee Club; and his path to Mass State.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2013 Aug. 8

Stark, Paulina

Joyce Berkman oral history with Joyce Berkman

Amherst (Mass.) - Soprano and vocal professor in the UMass Dept. of Music from 1985-2005. Role of music in her youth and upbringing; career path to her position at UMass; experience as a faculty member in the Music Dept.; memories of Helen Perry; experience of women in academic departments at UMass and the Music Dept.; influence of administrative leadership and resources on the Dept.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2011 Nov. 4

Pitkin, Bernie

Bernie Pitkin oral history with Joyce Berkman

Massachusetts - Pitkin was an undergraduate and graduate student in the Dept. of Music starting in the early 1960s and remained involved in the department for many years after graduation. Recounts changes in department during his many decades of involvement and his experience as a student.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2013

Collins, James G.

James G. Collins oral history with Joyce Berkman

Holyoke (Mass.) - First Justice of the Franklin County Juvenille Court and undergraduate member of the Marching Band, 1964-1968. Band Uniforms; influence of John Jenkins leadership on the Band program; lack of African American students and efforts of CCEBMS and Upward Bound to increase diversity of campus and lack of federal support for Upward Bound; George Parks and campus pride about the Band.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2011 Oct. 21

Jenkins, John

John Jenkins oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Longtime UMass Dept. of Music professor and a transformative director of the marching band. Discusses career is music, experience at UMass, the development of the music program at the University, and his role as chair of the University's general education program.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2014 Jan. 29

Anderson, Elva Foerster

Elva Foerster Anderson oral history with Joyce Berkman

Pelham (Mass.) - Student and accompanist for Doric Alviani. Early experiences in music education; how she became connected with Doric Alviani; memories of Alviani; working as an accompanist; ice skating and work as an ice skating teacher at the Ice Skating Club of Amherst; experiences in the Dept. of Music; description of a rehearsal with Alviani.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2013

Parker, Tom

Tom Parker oral history with Russell Annis

New York (N.Y.) - Campus environment while an undergraduate student from 1968-1974; Parker's musical participation in bands on campus as a trombone player; flunking out of the music department; receiving the Distinguished Alumnus in the Arts award; experience as a student; founding the Kappa Kappa Psi marching band fraternity; activities as an alumnus; memories of Helen Perry.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2014 Jan. 26

May, Ernest, 1942-

Ernest May oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Professor of music, organ, and musicology, and former chair of Dept. of Music. Path to position at UMass; educational background; installing organs in Fine Arts Center building and general planning of the Fine Arts Center; experience as department head; renowned colleagues and departmental performances; philosophy and approach of Dept. Small break in recording at 19:31

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection