Guide to the Northern Virginia Music Center at Reston collection, 1967-1979

Northern Virginia Music Center at Reston C0191


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator Meir, Robert C.
Title Northern Virginia Music Center at Reston collection
Date 1967-1979
Physical Characteristics 3.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Abstract The Northern Virginia Music Center at Reston collection contains correspondence, articles, photographs, and 56 audiotape reels related to music center. Photographs include both images of performances as well as publicity shots of the musicians.
Collection Number C0191
Language English

Historical Information

The Northern Virginia Music Center at Reston was established in 1967, and held its first summer camp for young musicians that same year. Initially, its founders aspired to develop the summer camp into a full-faculty, national summer music training program that would eventually become a year-round high school for the performing arts. Although it never developed into a high school, the Center did manage to draw 150 talented student enrollees who came not only from the Greater Washington area, but also from 30 states and a half dozen foreign countries. From 1969-1972, the Music Center faculty and students held regular concerts in Northern Virginia. In 1972, students and faculty traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland, to participate in a series of concerts. By the mid-1970s, the Music Center encountered budget problems, and many board members, including the president, Paul S. Frick, resigned and the Center gradually dissolved. The collection contains some materials from 1978 since some students and faculty from the Center later became associated with the Northern Virginia Youth Symphony Association.

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Scope and Content

The Northern Virginia Music Center at Reston, established in 1967, saw its faculty and students conduct and participate in yearly summer camps and concert series until 1973, when the Center dissolved. This collection documents the Center, and is divided into two series.

Series 1, Music Center Papers, 1967-1979, consists of correspondence, programs, articles, and photographs documenting the Center and its performances. Funding, budget, board minutes, member mailings, photographs, and resumes of musicians visiting the Center constitute the bulk of the materials in series 1. The photographs include both images of performances as well as publicity shots of musicians. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 2, Reston Recordings, is a collection of 56 audiotape reels containing Music Center performances by both faculty and students from 1969-1972. This series is arranged alphabetically by the name of the recorded performance.

Series 3 consists of digitized duplicates of the recordings in Series 2. There are audio discs of the recordings as well as digital files on an external drive. The arrangement follows that of Series.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

Series 1: Music Center Papers, 1967-1979 (Boxes 1-2)
Series 2: Reston Recordings, 1969-1972 (Boxes 2-6)
Series 3: Digital Duplicates, 1969-1972 (Boxes 7-9)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Only the digitized recordings are available for listening.

Use Restrictions

There may be restrictions on use of the sound recordings.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other collections on Reston, Virginia.

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Index Terms

Reston (Va.)

Subjects:

Music.

Document Types:

Live sound recordings.
Photographic prints.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Northern Virginia Music Center at Reston collection, Collection #C0191, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Loren Bruce of the Reston Historical Trust.

Processing Information

Processed in November 2011 by Kate Grauvogel. EAD markup completed in January, 2012 by Kate Grauvogel and Jordan Patty.

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Contents List

Series 1: Music Center Papers, 1967-1978 (1.5 boxes)
Series 1, Music Center Papers, 1967-1979, consists of correspondence, programs, articles, and photographs documenting the Center and its performances.
Box Folder
1 1 Budgets and Fundraising, 1968-1978
2 Concerts and Publicity, 1967-1973
3 Directories and Lists, 1960s-1970s
4 Head Shots of Musicians, 1960s-1970s
5 Heyde, Norma, 1967-1971
6 Letterhead, undated
7 Member Correspondence, 1967-1978
8 Mission Statement, 1960s
9 Music Center Board, 1968-1978
10 Music Center By-laws and Amendments, 1968-1973
11 Music Center Pamphlets, 1967-1972
12 Music Center Photographs, 1970s
13 Ogg, Janette, 1960s
Box Folder
2 1 Persichetti, Vincent, 1960s
2 Pfohl, Henry, 1960s
3 Pfohl, James Christian, 1967-1968
4 Poliakine, David, 1970
5 Pollack, Daniel, 1960s
6 Reston Music Center Personnel Directory, 1967
7 The School Musician, 1978
Series 2: Reston Recordings, 1969-1972 (4.5 boxes)
Series 2, Reston Recordings, is a collection of 56 audiotape reels containing Music Center performances by both faculty and students.
Box Reel
2 8 Aaron Rosand, July 14, 1972
9 Concert, June 30, 1972
10 Concert in Tent, 1968
Box Reel
3 1 Concert in Tent, 1968
2 Concert on Plaza, Undated
3 Concerto, August 8, 1970
4 Eighth Concert, July 16, 1969
5 Eleventh Concert, July 16, 1971
6 Elijah-Reston Chorale, May 1, 1970
7 Faculty Concert, July 21, 1971
8 Faculty Concert, July 19, 1972
9 Faculty Concert, July 7, 1972
10 Faculty Concert, July 12, 1972
11 Faculty Concert, June 28, 1972
12 Faculty Concert, July, 28 1972
Box Reel
4 1 Faculty Concert, July 5, 1972
2 Faculty Concert, July 26, 1972
3 Faculty Concert, July 1, 1970
4 Faculty Concert, July 14, 1970
5 Faculty Concert, July 29, 1970
6 Faculty Concert, July 8, 1970
7 Faculty Concert, July 7, 1971
8 Final Concert, August 4, 1972
9 First Baptist Church, 1969
10 First Concert, June 29, 1971
11 Fourth Concert, July 5, 1970
12 Handel-Messiah, December, 1969
13 John Terry, Tenor, July 21, 1972
Box Reel
5 1 Last Concert Before Trip to Switzerland, July 22, 1971
2 Music Center at Reston Presents Handel's Messiah, December 10, 1971
3 National Anthem, August 3, 1969
4 National Cathedral, August 12, 1972
5 National Cathedral, July 6, 1972
6 New Town Concert, October 17, 1971
7 New Town Concert, October 23, 1970
8 Northern Virginia Music Center Orchestra, August 8, 1970
9 Northern Virginia Music Center Orchestra, July 24, 1970
10 Pfohl, Arizzi, Heyde, July 26, 1970
11 Reston Chamber Orchestra, April 17, 1970
12 Reston Chamber Orchestra, March 19, 1971
13 Reston Chorale, November 14, 1970
14 Reston Trio, January 1, 1970
Box Reel
6 1 Second Concert, July 2, 1971
2 Sixth Concert, July 9, 1971
3 Student Concert, July 8, 1972
4 Student Concert, August 2, 1972
5 Student Concert, July 29, 1972
6 Student Concert, July 18, 1969
7 Student Concert, August 5, 1970
8 Student Recital, July 10, 1971
9 Sunday, July 12, 1970
10 The Creation, April 16, 1972
11 Twelfth Concert, July 19, 1970
12 Twentieth Concert, August 2, 1970
13 Twenty-sixth Concert, August 9, 1970
14 Untitled Recording, Undated
Series 3: Digital Duplicates, 1969-1972 (3 boxes)
This series consists of digital duplicates created in 2014 from the open reel tapes of the original concerts. The open reel audio was saved as MP3 and WAV and stored on nine compact discs and an external hard drive. Recordings are arranged in the same order as the recordings in Series 2.
Box
7 Audio discs, 1969-1972
Box
8 Audio discs, 1969-1972
Box
9 Audio discs and external drive, 1969-1972
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