- 1944-2007 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.2 m of textual records and other materials (10 boxes)
Name of creator
John Hawkins, composer, pianist, and teacher was born in Montreal on July 26, 1944 and died in Toronto, January 14, 2007.
Hawkins studied piano with Lubka Kolessa at the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique and composition with Istvan Anhalt at McGill University. He also attended a conducting seminar with Bierre Boulez in Basel, Switzerland (1969). As a pianist, he performed over 70 new works for both the Montréal’s Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) and New Music Concerts (NMC). He won the Léger Prize in 1983 for new chamber music. He joined the University of Toronto in 1970, and taught analysis and composition until 2006. His compositions are performed throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, and he wrote music for numerous groups and organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Nexus, York Winds, NMC, SMQC, Chamber Concerts Canada and the Banff Centre.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Larry Nevard, 2009
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of compositions and arrangements by John Hawkins, program notes, correspondence, teaching materials and biographical documents, sound recordings, and video recordings.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The original order that the material was presented in has been maintained.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
The John Hawkins fonds is stored offsite at Downsview. To access this collection, please contact the Music Library at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by the artist.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
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Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Previously titled "Archives Collection 37 : John Hawkins." Reference code (37) removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.