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Schabas, Ezra (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Ezra Schabas, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Discusses family influences and early musical education, World War II service, post-war instruction and study in Europe, the development and curricula of the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Faculty of Music, and faculty and staff associated with both institutions. Focusses on the period 1952-1986, compares Faculty of Music and Royal Conservatory of Music to leading American institutions such as the Juilliard School of Music and the Eastman School of Music.

Schabas, Ezra

Ezra Schabas fonds

  • UTA 1747
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2008

Fonds documents Prof. Schabas' forty year career as teacher, administrator, and consultant with the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and his numerous external activities as consultant, juror, examiner, and as member in various professional and government organizations devoted to the promotion of the education and professional development of musicians in Canada and abroad.

The arrangement of this accession reflects Prof. Schabas' long association with the Royal Conservatory of Music and is divided into two Sous Fonds:
-1: Royal Conservatory of Music
-2: Ezra Schabas Personal records

A later accession (B2008-0031, now described as Series 10 within Sous-fonds 2) is an accrual to the Ezra Schabas fonds. It consists of an alphabetical file series that documents most facets of Prof. Ezra Schabas’ career. While there are a few early records, most files document his activities after his retirement from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, including: involvement in associations and music groups, publishing and research endeavours including his book Sir Ernest MacMillan: The Importance of Being Canadian; evaluation reports of music programs throughout Canada; performances and public appearances; travels; workshops and talks. The files contain a variety of documents including correspondence, minutes, agenda, papers, talks, reviews, evaluation reports, scripts, grant applications and memorabilia. 1953-2007 (predominant 1985-2002)

Schabas, Ezra

Sir Ernest MacMillan collection

  • CA OTUFM 15
  • Collection
  • 1924-1994

Collection includes correspondence, notes, transcripts, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Sir Ernest MacMillan: the importance of being Canadian, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1994.

Schabas, Ezra

Theodore Thomas collection

  • CA OTUFM 09
  • Collection
  • 1950-1989

Collection contains correspondence, copies of sources, notes, illustrations, photographs, microfilms, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Theodore Thomas : America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 (University of Indiana Press, 1989).

Schabas, Ezra