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Wayne D. Shirley

(Bunshaft)

(b Brookline, MA, Nov 28, 1943). American conductor, musicologist, and music librarian. Anderson attended Bryn Mawr (BA 1965), the University of Illinois (MM 1969), and the University of Maryland (MLS 1989). Anderson was a Music Librarian at the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1995 before resigning to pursue an independent career as a conductor, specializing in the conducting of music to accompany the showings of silent films. Her interest in this area began in the late 1970s while working on the score for Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. Her conducting is informed by scholarly work; whenever possible her performances use the music for its original release; lacking that, she compiles a score using material which might have been used during the film’s first showings. A good example of her work is the 1922 film Häxan (now on Criterion Collection DVD 134)....

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Mark McKnight

(b Christianburg, VA, April 4, 1942). American music librarian. He studied music and English at Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia (BA 1963) and received his graduate degree in library science (MLS 1973) from George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tennessee. He did additional graduate work in music at Yale University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and at Indiana University. Following three years of service in the US Army in Vietnam and Italy, he studied Italian at the Università Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, 1969–70. After holding various library positions at James Madison University from 1973 to 1984, he served as principal cataloger and music cataloger at Virginia Tech University from 1984 to 1997, when he joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, where he currently serves as Head of the Original Cataloging Section of the Cataloging Services Department....

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Mimi Tashiro

(Phillips) [Todd Mayfield, Ann; Todd, Ann E.]

(b Denver, CO, Aug 26, 1931). American music librarian, editor, and publisher. Daughter of composer Burrill Phillips and Alberta Phillips, and wife of composer Robert Basart, she was raised by her maternal grandparents who named her Ann Todd Mayfield. As Ann E. Todd, she was a child actress featured in more than twenty films such as Intermezzo, All This, and Heaven Too, and Three Daring Daughters. In 1953 she graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in Music History and continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley earning an MLS in 1958 and MA in 1960. She had a distinguished career as reference librarian at the UC Berkeley Music Library from 1960–61 and 1970–90, during which time she founded and edited the library’s newsletter, Cum Notis Variorum, which gained a national audience. It contained news, reviews, and substantial articles, including bibliographies, checklists, and indexes on various topics and sources. Basart also wrote numerous reviews for ...

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Mark McKnight

(b Mount Pleasant, MI, May 11, 1958). American librarian. She studied music history at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant (BM 1979) and received graduate degrees in library science (AMLS 1981) and historical musicology (MA 1982) from the University of Michigan. After serving as music cataloger at Detroit Public Library (1985–8), she was appointed music cataloger (1988–91), then Associate Head of Technical Services (1991–8), and Head of Technical Services (1998–2007) at Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music. In addition, from 2000 to 2007 she held a concurrent position as head of cataloging at the University of Rochester Libraries, where she presently serves as director of metadata management.

Bowen has been active in committees related to cataloging in both the Music Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and has given numerous presentations on the subject. She represented US libraries in the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of ...

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Jane Gottlieb

(b Rockville Centre, NY, Aug 23, 1954). American music librarian and composer. He holds degrees in music composition from the State University of New York College at Oneonta (BA 1976) and Hunter College, CUNY (MA 1981) as well as in library science from Columbia University (MLS 1987). Boziwick joined the staff of the New York Public Library in 1986, served as Curator of its American Music Collection from 1991 to 2008, and was appointed Chief of the Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2006. In these roles he has worked closely with composers, performers, and musicologists to foster research on and documentation of American music.

An active composer, Boziwick’s works have been performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet, the Modern Brass Quintet, and other ensembles. He has performed as an oboist and blues harmonica player. Boziwick has served on the boards of the Music Library Association and the Society for American Music....

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Nancy Nuzzo

(b Huntingdon, PA, Aug 12, 1934; d Buffalo, NY, July 27, 2009). American music librarian, historian, and educator. She attended Lebanon Valley College (BS, Music, 1956), Western Reserve University (now Case-Western Reserve) (MS, Library Science, 1957), and the University of Florida (PhD 1978), and held positions at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1957–9), the United States Military Academy Library (1959–60), Vassar College (1960–67), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1967–99) where, with James Coover, she established that institution’s Music Library and its program in music librarianship.

Bradley’s legacy falls into three areas: music cataloging and indexing; the history of music librarianship in America; and education for music librarianship. She was the leading authority on the Dickinson Classification for music, publishing a manual for its use in 1968. The Index to Poetry in Music is an example of her rigorous application of technical services skills to a public services problem. For her research into the history of American music librarianship, Bradley conducted hundreds of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field, producing two essential monographs and a series of vital articles that appeared in ...

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Richard Griscom

(b Lorain, OH, Mar 22, 1954). American music librarian, theorist, and editor. She received her undergraduate degree in music theory from Ohio University (BM 1976). While completing studies in music theory at Northwestern University (PhD 1985), she joined the staff of the Northwestern University Music Library (1980–98). Campana was also active in the promotion of contemporary music in Chicago through performances with the ensemble Kapture (1977–86) and by editing the monthly newsletter of New Music Chicago (1982–4). Her study of library science at the University of Chicago (MA 1987) led to her appointment as music public services librarian at Northwestern (1987–98). While at Northwestern, she also held appointments as lecturer (1993–8) and assistant dean for undergraduate studies (1993–4) in the School of Music and acting head of the Music Library (1994–6). In ...

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Jane Gottlieb

(b Buffalo, NY, 29 March, 1954). American music librarian and musicologist. He studied music and library science at the State University of New York at Buffalo (BA 1978, MLS 1980) and musicology at Cornell University (MA 1993). Prior to becoming Head of the Theodore M. Finney Music Library at the University of Pittsburgh, Cassaro worked at the University of Buffalo (1980), North Texas State University (1980–83), and Cornell University (1983–99). Cassaro has published widely in the areas of music librarianship, opera, and American music. Since 2004 he has served as editor of Notes, the journal of the Music Library Association (MLA). A past president of MLA (2001–3) and vice-president of The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (2004–9), he also has held several other key positions in both organizations and worked extensively on their behalf throughout his career....

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James P. Cassaro

[Frances]

(b Detroit, MI, Jan 30, 1939; d Ithaca, NY, March 8, 2005). American musicologist and music librarian. She attended the University of Chicago (BA 1961, MLS 1965), and studied at King’s College, University of London on a Fulbright-Hays research fellowship (1965–7). Under the initial direction of Thurston Dart and later Howard Mayer Brown, she wrote a dissertation on music in British auction catalogs and received her PhD in musicology from King’s College in 1974. She continued her research in this area throughout her career, culminating in several important studies, chief among them British Book Sale Catalogues, 1676–1800: a Union List (with A.N.L. Munby, 1977).

From 1967 to 1972 she was the fine arts librarian at the University of California, Irvine. In 1972, she began her tenure as the first full-time librarian of the Mills Music Library at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a position she held until ...

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(b Milwaukee, WI, April 3, 1949). American music librarian and ethnomusicologist. She studied music at Lawrence University (BM 1971) and ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois, (MMus 1979, PhD 1991). She has held several positions at Harvard University: keeper of the Isham Memorial Library (1993–9), curator of the Archive of World Music (1994–), Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library (1999–), and visiting lecturer in the music department.

Danielson has made significant contributions in the area of audio preservation. She oversaw the creation and development of the Audio Preservation Services program at Harvard and was the codirector, with Daniel Reed, of Sound Directions, a joint Harvard and Indiana University project that produced a groundbreaking 2008 report on best practices in digital audio preservation (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/sounddirections/). As a recognized authority, she has consulted for numerous institutions and agencies looking to preserve and create access to multimedia materials. Her scholarship focuses on music of the Middle East; she has published numerous articles on Arabic song, female singers, and Muslim devotional music, and has coedited, with Scott Marcus and Dwight Reynolds, the Middle East volume of the ...

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Deborah Campana

(b Louisville, KY, June 9, 1935; d Boston, MA, Oct 11, 2012). American music librarian. She studied music at Wellesley College (AB 1957), library science at Simmons College (MS 1962), and with Gustave Reese at Harvard University (1962). In her 42-year academic career, Davidson held positions as music specialist at the Brookline Public Library (1962–4), Music Librarian at Radcliffe (1964–7) and Wellesley (1967–84) Colleges, Librarian of the Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music (1984–99), and Head of the Cook Music Library and Adjunct Instructor in the Indiana University School of Music (2000–4). She taught seminars and courses on music librarianship and bibliography at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. Counted among many impressive accomplishments are the planning and implementation of the Sibley Music Library in its current location (dedicated in 1989...

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Colette Simonot

(Jay )

(b Columbus, OH, Sept 7, 1956). American Singer, pianist, and music archivist. He has been one of the premier interpreters of American standards. More than an entertainer, he has been dedicated to preserving the repertoire of the great American songbook. Feinstein first studied piano at the age of five but soon quit his lessons, preferring to play by ear. As a teenager he performed at weddings and parties in Columbus, Ohio, and after high school he played in local piano bars. In 1976 he moved to Los Angeles and met Ira Gershwin, who hired Feinstein to help catalog his phonograph collection and organize archival materials. For the next six years, Feinstein was Gershwin’s musical assistant, working with him to preserve the Gershwin family’s musical legacy. Through his relationship with Gershwin, Feinstein earned access to many unpublished songs by Gershwin, several of which he has since performed and recorded. After Gershwin’s death in ...

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Richard Griscom

(b Sheboygan, WI, June 29, 1943). American music librarian, educator, and developer of music technology. Fenske received degrees in music education (BME 1965) and musicology (PhD 1973, with minor in library science) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While in graduate school at Wisconsin, he began his work in music libraries (1967–71). In 1971, he moved to Indiana University, where he was associate head music librarian (1971–4), head of the Music Library and professor of music (1974–98), and director of information and technology services (1995–8). In cooperation with the School of Library and Information Science, Fenske developed a dual Master’s degree program to train music librarians, and during his tenure the program graduated over fifty students.

Fenske’s interest in computer and networking technologies led to the founding in 1990 of the Variations Project, which developed software to offer near-CD-quality audio streaming over the library’s computer network beginning in ...

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Deborah Campana

(b Kansas City, MO, May 8, 1941). American music librarian. He studied music theory at Baylor University (BM 1962) as well as musicology (MA 1964) and library science (MLS 1975) at the University of Iowa. Fling spent his entire academic career at the Cook Music Library, Indiana University, beginning as Reference Librarian (1976–87), and later developing all facets of the music collection as Head of Collection Development and Acquisitions (1987–2006). In addition, he was Deputy Head (1995–2006) and Acting Head (1996–7, 1998). He also taught, as part of a team, the Seminar in Music Librarianship in the School of Library and Information Science (1979–2007). Upon retirement, he was named Librarian Emeritus.

Michael Fling has made extensive contributions to the profession of librarianship, most notably in music acquisitions and publications. For the Music Library Association, he served as editor of the Index and Bibliography Series (...

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Bonna Boettcher

(Ellen)

(b New York, Dec 8, 1954). American music librarian. She holds the BA in music from SUNY Binghamton (1976) and the MSLS from Columbia University (1978). She was named the vice president for library and information resources at the Juilliard School in 2003 (after serving as head librarian and associate vice president for library and information resources), responsible for managing the school’s library and archives, including the Juilliard Manuscript Collection; she also serves as chair of the doctoral governance committee and teaches courses in research techniques. She has focused on developing the Juilliard library into a major research collection and has overseen its significant physical expansion. She has also held librarian positions at Mannes College of Music, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and the American Music Center. Her primary scholarly work has focused on building, describing, and preserving music collections, the Music Library Association (MLA), and music research skills. She has held many MLA offices, including president (...

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Deborah Campana

(b Chattanooga, TN, Sept 14, 1956). American music librarian. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (BM 1978) and studied musicology (with a minor in percussion) as well as library science at Indiana University (MM, MLS 1981). He served as Music Cataloger and Recorded Sound Services Librarian (1981–5) and Music Technical Services Librarian (1985–8) at Northwestern University. He next worked at the University of Louisville, where he became Head of the Dwight Anderson Music Library (1988–97; tenured 1995), and then at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he served as Music Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Administration (1997–2004). Griscom currently serves as Head of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library and Eugene Ormandy Music and Media Center at the University of Pennsylvania (2004–), where he is Project Leader of ScholarlyCommons@Penn, and Interim Coordinator for Humanities Collections (...

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Mark McKnight

(b Little Rock, AR, Aug 30, 1909; d Fort Worth, TX, Aug 12, 2002). American music librarian. She studied mathematics and piano performance at Texas Christian University (BA, BM 1930) and library science at the University of Illinois (BS 1933). In the summer of 1938 she enrolled in Richard Angell’s “Music Library Administration” course at Columbia University and remained there the following academic year, studying library service (MS 1939). Following a year as cataloger at the University of Texas in Austin, she was invited to North Texas State Teachers College in Denton (now University of North Texas), to establish a music library for the university, the first full-time music library position in Texas. In order to increase her knowledge of music history and literature, Heyer took a leave of absence for graduate study in musicology at the University of Michigan, where she received her Masters degree in ...

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Eleanor Selfridge-Field

(b Plymouth, MA, June 3, 1952). American musicologist and librarian. From 1979 through 1998 he held various positions at Harvard University, including Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library, Richard F. French Music Librarian, and Senior Lecturer in Music. He holds the MA (1976) and PhD (1983) from Bryn Mawr College. During his Harvard years Howard concurrently served as head of the U.S. Working Group of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), overseeing the successful completion the inventory of music manuscripts (c1580–1825). In cooperation with the RISM Zentralredaktion in Frankfurt, Germany, he was instrumental in transitioning access to RISM’s bibliographic information from printed formats to online databases. He also played a key role in initiating the online publication of the electronic journal Seventeenth-Century Music (1995–).

Since 1998 Howard’s work has focused on broad issues of computation and data, information and knowledge management. After holding technology administration positions at Harvard College (...

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(b Berlin, Aug 7, 1922; d Ottawa, Ontario, February 12, 2012). Canadian musicologist and librarian of German birth. He studied the piano, first with his father then privately in London (1940) and Toronto (1944–8), where he also took the BMus in 1949 under Arnold Walter. After working at the CBC music library in Toronto as a clerk (1950), librarian (1951), senior librarian (1961) and supervisor (1962), he was appointed chief librarian of the music division of the National Library of Canada in 1970. He was made an adjunct research professor at Carleton University in 1975 and he retired in 1987.

Kallmann was one of the founders (1956) and chairman (1957–8, 1967–8) of the Canadian Music Library Association, and was a member of the Canadian Music Council (vice-president, 1971–6); he also co-founded the Canadian Musical Heritage Society (...

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Ruthann B. McTyre

(b Champaign, IL, 1922). American music librarian. Little earned the MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her first post was as music librarian at Milwaukee Public Library. She played a significant role in the establishment of Harvard’s Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, working with Nino Pirrotta, professor of music and titular music librarian, beginning in 1956, succeeding him as music librarian in 1971. Having become an accountant, Little left the profession in 1977. During her tenure as a music librarian, she was an early leader in a collaborative project with the Library of Congress toward the development of the MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) format for music. She was also a founder, in 1973, of the Boston Area Music Libraries (BAML) consortium. Little was awarded the MLA Citation and Honorary Membership, the Music Library Association’s recognition for distinguished service to music librarianship, in 1978.

E. Forbes: A History of Music at Harvard to 1972...