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John Adaskin Project under development by the Canadian Music Centre : Toward new music in education : [report by Keith MacMillan]

File consists of a report on the John Adaskin Project by Keith MacMillan, executive secretary of the Canadian Music Centre, including a brief catalogue of "Canadian instrumental works suitable for school use." The catalogue includes the composer, title, instrumentation, duration, and availability (manuscript or publisher) for each piece. The report also includes a bibliography of reference sources on the John Adaskin Project and other aspects of new Canadian music in education.

Graded elementary music plan

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.

John Adaskin Project collection

  • OTUFM 81
  • Collection
  • 1961-2011

Collection consists of records of the activities of the John Adaskin Project, formerly the Graded Educational Music Plan, started by John Adaskin in 1961 at the Canadian Music Centre. Records include notes and drafts of articles, lectures, presentations, and workshops on the project; records and correspondence relating to commissions by the project; correspondence with contributors and educators; guidelines for submissions; lists of publications; and records from the first three symposiums and seminars hosted by the project (1963, 1965, and 1967).

John Adaskin Project

Serge Garant biography

File contains typescript of Draft II, including 2 versions of conclusion: 113 1; Photocopies of music examples: 20 + 2 + 18 1; and, correspondence with Ron Schoeffel, John Beckwith, Garant, and Keith MacMillan.