Founded in 1941 by Anna Harriet Heyer and Wilfred Bain, the University of North Texas Music Library has become one of the largest academic music libraries in the United States and has served as a fruitful training-ground for many highly successful music librarians. To celebrate our seventy-five years of existence, we of the Music Library staff have planned a series of events that will mark this momentous milestone. These include a symposium, concert, and gala reception. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the print, media, and special collections holdings of the UNT Music Library.  We invite you to join us on this very special occasion!



and the Establishment of the UNT Music Library 75th Anniversary Endowment in Honor of

Morris Martin

April 22 – 23, 2016
Willis Library Forum


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Friday, April 22

Registration: 12:30 – 1:00

Welcome: Martin Halbert, Dean of UNT Libraries  1:00 – 1:15

Session I: A History of the UNT Music Library and the Legacy of Anna Harriet Heyer  1:15 – 2:30

  • An Official and Unofficial History of the Music Library –– Donna Arnold; Morris Martin, Music Librarian Emeritus, respondent
  • The Horned Frog, The Eagle, and The Music Library: A Tale of Two Universities –– Cari Alexander

Session II: Educating Music Librarians  2:30 – 3:30

  • Music Librarianship Career Training for Undergraduates and Distance Learners –– Susannah Cleveland & Misti Shaw
  • Educating Music Catalogers: The Synergy of Work and School –– Jean Harden

Break: 3:30 – 4:00

Session III: Music Librarians, Music Scholars, and the Digital Humanities  4:00 – 5:00

  • Bridging Established and Emerging Approaches to Music Research –– Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, David Hunter, & Peter Mondelli, panelists; Jonathan Sauceda, moderator

Saturday, April 23

Continental Breakfast: Sponsored by Theodore Front Musical Literature  8:00 – 9:00

Session IV: Unearthing the Hidden Treasures of Library Special Collections  9:00 – 10:30

  • "When Opera Made Its Debut Here": North Texas and Julia Smith's Cynthia Parker –– Katie Buehner
  • Music for Silent “Spook Tales” in the University of North Texas Music Library Special Collections –– Kendra Preston Leonard
  • The Stan Kenton Collection: An American Treasure –– Terry Vosbein

Break: 10:30 – 11:00

Session V:  Lecture-Recital featuring the Music Library’s Ampico B Reproducing Piano / Tour of Music Special Collections  11:00-12:00

  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Borodin: Documenting Performance Practice with Piano Rolls –– Maristella Feustle

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:30

Session VI: Current Trends in Musical Editions  1:30 – 3:00

  • Dating a Manuscript from New Spain with Clues from Old Spain: A Tale of Two Antiphonals –– Felicia Piscitelli

  • Mendelssohn contra Mendelssohn: The Pre-1848 British Editions of Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs, Duets, and Vocal Quartets –– John Michael Cooper

  • Statistical Indications of Notational Style in Composers' Additions of Performance Marks in Solo Piano Scores –– J. Paul Buchanan

Break: 3:00 – 3:30

Session VII: Current Trends in Musical Editions  Willis Library, Room 340 3:30 – 5:00

  • Editing Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea as a Collaborative Project with Students –– Hendrik Schulze
  • If Casals or Primrose Jumped Off a Cliff, Would You? Thoughts on Editions of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites and Their Use by Performers –– Andrew Justice
  • Going Digital: Critical Directions for Online Editions –– James L. Zychowicz

Gala Reception: 5:00 – 6:15 Willis Library Forum

Concert: Voertman Hall, College of Music  6:30 – 7:30

  • ‘Fessor Graham’s Saturday Night Stage Show –– featuring UNT Jazz Studies Division ensembles Avenue C, Justin Binek, Director; Three O’Clock Lab Band; students from UNT Department of Dance, Joseph Stevens, choreographer; Jeffrey Snider, Emcee

We gratefully appreciate the support of the following sponsors:

  • Theodore Front Musical Literature
  • Otto Harrassowitz

UNT Music Library 75th Anniversary Symposium Biographies

UNT Music Library 75th Anniversary Symposium Abstracts



Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:00pm to Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 8:30pm


Willis Library
Forum, Room 140