Fonds 09 - Archives Collection 09: Theodore Thomas

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CA OTUFM 09

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Archives Collection 09: Theodore Thomas

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  • 1950-1989 (Creation)

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0.6m (5 boxes) of textual records

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Prof. Ezra Schabas was born in New York and received his Diploma in Clarinet (1943) and Bachelor of Science (1948) from the Juillard School. In 1949, he received his Master of Arts from Columbia University. He also studied at the Conservatoire de Nancy, and the Fontainebleau School for the Arts in France between 1945 and 1950. After several appointments at American universities (1948-1952), he joined the staff of the Royal Conservatory of Music as Director of Concerts and Publicity where he arranged concerts for leading young artists across Canada. During the 1950s he was active as a clarinetist and conductor and managed music at the Stratford Festival (1958 and 1961). In 1960 he joined the staff of the Faculty of Music as Special Lecturer, becoming Associate Professor in 1961 and Professor in 1968. From 1978 to 1983, he was Principal of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Prof. Schabas retired as Professor Emeritus in 1985.

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Correspondence, copies of sources, notes, illustrations, and other working papers for his Theodore Thomas : America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 , University of Indiana Press, 1989.

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Extensive Theodore Thomas collections are held by the Library of Congress, The Chicago History Museum, and The Newberry Library

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Archives Collection 09

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