File 1 - Graded elementary music plan

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OTUFM 81-G-1


Graded elementary music plan


  • 1961-1968 (Creation)

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1.5 cm of textual records

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File consists of proposals, policies, forms, form letters to composers, correspondence, press releases, copies of newspaper articles, reports, and other records pertaining to the initial years of the John Adaskin Project. The project, under the leadership of John Adaskin, was initially named the "Canadian Contemporary Graded Educational Music Project" and received funding from the Canada Council in 1961. The file includes a copy of Adaskin's initial suggested plan for the project (submitted July 25, 1961); notes on Seminar I, held November 1963, with 15 Canadian composers in attendance (Murray Adaskin, Louis Applebaum, Samuel Dolin, Anne Eggleston, Robert Fleming, Harry Freedman, Talivaldis Kenins, Alfred Kunz, William McCauley, Francois Morel, Clermont Pepin, Murray Schafer, Harry Somers, Norman Symonds, and John Weinzweig) as the first commissioning composers of the project; and materials from Sminar II, held March 1965, with the following Canadian composers: Murray Adaskin, Anne Eggleston, Robert Fleming, Harry Freedman, Talivaldis Kenins, Alfred Kunz, Murray Schafer, Harry Somers, and John Weinzweig.

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Note from Pat Shand at beginning of file: "I've tried to file materials in chronological order. First item = 1961."

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Box 1

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