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2010 Nov. 15

Bestor, Charles

Charles Bestor oral history interview with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with UMass Amherst Professor of Music. Arrival at UMass in 1976. Music Department at time of his arrival as it had evolved from Alviani through Bezanson; Bob Sutton. Building the department and music; attracting quality students and faculty. Bringing electronic music to UMass -- had some prominence, but did not survive Bestor's tenure. Accomplishments during h... more

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2010 Oct. 21

Tillis, Frederick, 1930-

Fred Tillis oral history interview with Russell Annis, part 1

Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with UMass Amherst Professor of Music. Preparatory discussions for longer interview on history of the Music Department: arrival in 1970, brought by Philip Bezanson (former teacher at University of Iowa) who was largely responsible for building the department. Building programs at UMass: Jazz in July (with Billy Taylor, Max Roach); bringing faculty on boar... more

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2010 Nov. 12

Tillis, Frederick, 1930-

Fred Tillis oral history interview with Russell Annis, part 2

Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history with UMass Amherst Professor of Music, Fred Tillis regarding growth of Music department. Career before coming to UMass. Segregation and education in Texas; study in Iowa; major figures in growth of department at UMass; Fine Arts Center.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2013 Nov. 19

Bezanson, Thomas E.

Thomas Bezanson oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Son of Philip Bezanson, former head of the Music Dept. Discussing his father Philip; growing up in Iowa City; Philip's path to UMass and the work he did to form the modern Dept. of Music; Philip's compositions and musical influences; planning of the Fine Arts Center.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection