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Records of the University of Maryland Percussion Program

Abstract

Title:
Records of the University of Maryland Percussion Program
Author/Creator:
University of Maryland Percussion Program
Collection number:
2010-28-SCPA
Size:
0.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1972-1977
Inclusive dates:
1971-2002
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

The University of Maryland Percussion Program was established and led by Ron Barnett. Best known as the timpanist with the Kennedy Center Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Washington D.C. from 1971 to 2002, he was also a former member of the U.S. Navy Band, as well as a member of the Marimba Masters, a marimba ensemble formed at the Eastman School of Music that gained wide critical acclaim. This collection contains various performance programs, handwritten notes by Barnett, a music manuscript, and historical documents.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Records of the University of Maryland Percussion Program, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36414
Publication rights:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The University of Maryland Percussion Program was founded by Ron Barnett, who after graduating the Eastman School of Music in 1960, came to the D.C. area to serve as timpanist and marimba soloist with the U.S. Navy Band. In 1963, Mr. Barnett began his Master's degree at the University of Maryland in 1963 and became a graduate assistant with the Band Program. In 1966, he became a full time Percussion Instructor, at a time when UMD had no percussion teacher. He held this position until 2003.

During his time at Maryland, Barnett founded the Percussion and Marimba Ensembles. The collection consists of programs, handwritten notes, and a manuscript score related to UMD Percussion Ensemble performances and recitals given by both faculty and students.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Records of the University of Maryland Percussion Program covers the period from 1971 to 2002; the bulk of the materials date from 1972 to 1977. The collection consists of programs, handwritten notes, and a manuscript score related to UMD Percussion Ensemble performances and recitals given by both faculty and students.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Transferred in September 2009 to Special Collections in Performing Arts, by another UMD Percussion Instructor, Lee Hinkle.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Wendy Bargstadt and Mario Perez in July 2015 and October 2016

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by John Davis, October 2016.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Programs, 1971-2002, undated (5 folders)

This series contains programs from UMD Percussion Ensemble performances and recitals given by both faculty and students. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Programs, 1971-1976 series 1box 1folder 1
Programs, 1980-1989 series 1box 1folder 2
Programs, 1991-1998 series 1box 1folder 3
Programs, 2002 series 1box 1folder 4
Programs, undated series 1box 1folder 5

Series 2: Notes, , 1990-2001, undated (4 folders)

This series contains historical and production related materials on the Zildjian cymbal company, as well as handwritten notes relating to part assignments and programming for percussion ensemble performances. Also included are a sheet of handwritten notes relating to the Marimba Masters (1954-1959) and a manuscript score for a piece entitled Star-Spangled Bandana. Although no composer is indicated in the score, the notebook was owned by Ron Barnett, a former UMD percussion professor.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Historical and Production Related Materials - Percussion Instruments, 1990, undated series 2box 1folder 6
Handwritten Notes - Percussion Ensemble, 2001, undated series 2box 1folder 7
Handwritten Notes - Marimba Masters, undated series 2box 1folder 8
Star-Spangled Bandana manuscript, undated series 2box 1folder 9

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