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Kenneth G. Bloomquist Collection


Kenneth G. Bloomquist Collection
Bloomquist, Kenneth
Collection number:
5.50 Linear Feet and 66 items
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
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:

A conductor and trumpet player, Kenneth G. Bloomquist (born 1931) was involved with numerous bands throughout his career. The bulk of his career was spent with the Michigan State University Band and Music program, of which he served as Director of Bands from 1978 until his retirement in 1993. During this time he also served as Director of the School of Music from 1978 to 1988. Bloomquist also served as an educator and clinician, working with many school music programs, summer camps, and community orchestras, including serving as Director of the Lansing Community Concert Band from 1978 to 1986. In addition, Kenneth Bloomquist also served as President of both The American Bandmasters Association and the National Band Association, and maintains active membership in both organizations. The collection consists of correspondence, programs, printed materials and tour itineraries, published and unpublished journal articles and speech transcripts, photographs, recordings and other memorabilia related to Bloomquist's career, the ensembles with which he was involved, and the colleagues with whom he had close relationships.

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Kenneth G. Bloomquist Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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