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Institution of higher education in Providence , Rhode Island, founded in 1764 as Rhode Island College (see also Libraries and collections).

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A summer school of music established in 1947 at Bryanston School, Dorset; in 1953 it moved to Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon. It became the Dartington International Summer School in 1985.

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The music department is a part of the Research Institute of the Arts, which also includes Fine Art Studies, Theatre Studies, Screen Arts Studies (after 1988), and Architectural Studies (since 2010). The music department existed independently until 1988 as an Institute of Music. The Institute of Music was established in ...

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Graydon Beeks and Christopher E. Mehrens

A private conservatory of the arts in Valencia, California. The institution was established in 1961 by Walt and Roy Disney through a merger of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (founded in 1883) and the Chouinard Art Institute (founded in 1921). It moved to its present campus in ...

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Graydon Beeks and Christopher E. Mehrens

A statewide system of institutions of higher education organized in 1960 as the California State Colleges, renamed in 1972, and given its current name in 1982. CSU (as of 2009) comprises 23 campuses and a faculty of over 21,000 that serves more than 433,000 students....

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University in California, USA, with a number of campuses; see San Francisco, §5.

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Joanne Sheehy Hoover and Suzanne L. Moulton-Gertig

Summer school for harpists. Carlos Salzedo established the school in 1931, and until his death in 1961 taught up to 40 students twice per week. He expected students to adhere to a strict dress code and spend most of their time practicing. He left his colony and house to a former student, Alice Chalifoux (...

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University founded in 1967 in Cleveland through the merger of Western Reserve University and the Case Institute of Technology.

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University founded in Washington, DC, in 1887, with a music department from 1950; see Washington, DC.

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Suzanne Flandreau

The Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) was founded in 1983 at Columbia College Chicago by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. Its mission has remained the same since its inception: to document, preserve, and promote the music of the African Diaspora. This mission is accomplished through publications, conferences and symposia, performances, research fellowships, and the Library and Archives, housing books and research collections....

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John M. Geringer

The CMR was founded at Florida State University in 1980 to create effective research environments for scholarship in music education, music therapy, and associated areas. It facilitates research and publication by students and faculty, and combines scholarly inquiry in music with appropriate applications of technology....

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John Shepard

Organization founded in 1954 by Eleanor Belmont and sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Its 2000 members included opera companies and workshops, professionals involved with opera, and interested individuals. It provided information about performance material and repertory, and offered a wide range of services including advising on organization, public relations, and fund-raising techniques. From ...

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Peter Dickinson

A program for study, research, and performance of American music, based at Keele University, Staffordshire, England. It was founded in 1974 by Peter Dickinson, the first professor of music at the university’s newly established department of music. The center, which housed an excellent collection of American music materials, sponsored the Ives centenary concerts (...

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Michael H.S. van Eekeren

A non-profit organization promoting the work of Dutch composers and musicians. Although there are other promoters of Dutch music in the Netherlands, CNM is unique in the range of its support. It concerns itself with contemporary and older music, with improvised and amateur music; it produces CDs and books, organizes concerts in the Netherlands, stimulates educational projects and collaborates extensively with Dutch public radio stations....

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John Shepard and George Boziwick

Organization devoted to the advocacy and performance of chamber music in the USA, formed in 1978. Its membership (numbering over 6000 at the beginning of the 21st century) includes professional ensembles, training institutions, composers, music businesses and individuals. Chamber Music America’s purposes are to coordinate and develop support for chamber music activities using government, corporate and private resources, and to provide information and advice. Its activities include performances, touring, educational programmes and the commissioning of new repertory. These goals are promoted through the publication of a journal (...

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Adrienne Simpson

One of New Zealand’s largest and most progressive arts promoters. It was founded in 1950, based in Wellington, and in 1987 changed from a federation of autonomous societies to a centralized organization. Its principal purpose is to present chamber music concerts by international and New Zealand artists. Concert series are presented in nine major centres, as well as concerts in a further 25 cities and towns, and a contemporary music series in a more limited number of venues. Since the 1960s it has produced a newsletter, ...

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Chamber music society. Resident in New York at Alice Tully Hall, the society is a constituent of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It was conceived by William Schuman, the president of Lincoln Center, who appointed the pianist charles Wadsworth as the society’s first artistic director (...

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The children of London charity schools or orphanages, who sang in certain church services given for the benefit of those institutions from the 16th century to the 19th; see London, §I, 4.

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A mechanism for training pianists’ hands. See under Logier, Johann Bernhard.

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Simon Lindley

British society, the main aim of which has always been to publish performing editions of church music of all schools. It was founded in 1906 to assist clergymen in selecting and performing church music. It also did valuable work organizing lectures, rehearsals and courses. Among early members were Robert Bridges, Hugh Allen and Walford Davies. The first chairman was Henry Hadow, whose successors have included H.C. Colles and E.H. Fellowes. In ...