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Myron Welch papers

 Collection 0003-SCPA-505
Myron Welch is an award-winning conductor and an educator. The Myron Welch papers contain both personal and professional papers, including published and unpublished writings, correspondence, committee reports, memorabilia, awards, addresses, clippings, tapes, and articles related to Dr. Welch’s education and work as a music educator in the Midwestern United States, including materials related to his time as President of the American Bandmasters Association and the Iowa Bandmasters Association.

Dates

  • 1985-2014

Conditions Governing Access

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet

Content Description

The Myron Welch papers cover the period from 1931 to 2017; the bulk of the materials date from 1954 to 2010. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including published and unpublished writings, correspondence, committee reports, memorabilia, awards, addresses, clippings, tapes, and articles related to Dr. Welch’s education and work as a music educator in the Midwestern United States, including materials related to his time as President of the American Bandmasters Association and the Iowa Bandmasters Association.

Biographical / Historical

Myron Welch was born in Michigan and attended Michigan State University before receiving his Doctorate in Music Education from the University of Illinois. While at Illinois, he studied conducting with Dr. Harry Begian, and was the first candidate selected for the Band Conductor Internship program. After completing his dissertation, he worked first as the director of band and orchestra at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan. Then, Dr. Welch was appointed the Director of Bands and Coordinator of Music Education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Most of his career was spent at the University of Iowa, where he conducted the Symphony Band and Chamber Wind Ensemble, was director of bands, coordinated the graduate band conducting program, and taught a variety of courses. Dr. Welch received numerous awards throughout his career as a bandmaster, including the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series
  1. Personal papers
  2. American Bandmasters Association papers

Custodial History

Transferred by Dr. Myron Welch, October 2018.

Related Materials

American Bandmasters Association records, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)
Title
Myron Welch papers
Status
Completed
Author
Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson
Date
November 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States