Collection - Convocation Hall Recording Archive

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Convocation Hall Recording Archive

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Department of Music

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  • 1967-2010s (Creation)
    Department of Music

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The Department of Music began in 1945 as the Music Division of the Department of Fine Arts, under the leadership of Henry George Glyde. The first head of the Music Division was John Reymes-King. The Bachelor of Music degree was instituted in 1958, and the Master of Music degree in 1968. The Department of Fine Arts split into its present three Departments of Music, Drama, and Art and Design in 1965.

The Department of Music was located in the Old Arts Building, but now has a performance space in Convocation Hall and classroom and office space in the Fine Arts Building. The department offers BMus, BA, and combined BMus/BEd degrees, and a Certificate in World Sound Arts. It also offers graduate level MMus and DMus degrees in Performance, Choral Conducting, Wind Band Conducting, and Composition, and MA and PhD degrees in Musicology, Theory, and Ethnomusicology.

Over the years, the Department's staff and students have enriched the cultural climate in Edmonton and its environs through bands, choirs, orchestras, opera productions, radio and television concerts and lectures, and production of new music, to name some examples. The Department cooperates with the Western Board of Music to provide a comprehensive study syllabus and examination program used widely by music teachers throughout Alberta and Western Canada (PACCR, 1983).

Heads: 1947-1965 Richard S. Eaton.

Chairs: 1965-1968 Richard S. Eaton; 1969-1986 Robert Stangeland; 1986-[1990] Alfred Fisher; [1990]- Wesley Berg.

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The Convocation Hall Recordings Archive consists of over 2000 recordings documenting musical performances at the University of Alberta from 1967 to present. The collection contains student and faculty recitals, performances by visiting artists, lecture-recitals, radio programs, and interviews.

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      Digitized versions of the recordings can be found in the University of Alberta's streaming media repository:

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      The original recordings are not for use by the general public. Digitized versions can be accessed through the University of Alberta's streaming media repository:

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