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Thomas E. Caneva papers

 Collection 0328-SCPA
Dr. Thomas E. Caneva (b.1957) is Director of Bands, Coordinator of Music, and Coordinator of Ensembles and Conducting at Ball State University. He has also served on the music faculties of the University of Illinois, University of Colorado, Auburn University, and the University of Texas. Under his direction, the bands at these schools have performed at festivals, conventions, and NCAA football bowl games. Dr. Caneva is an active member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the American Bandmasters Association (ABA). Through the Ball State University Band program, he has commissioned many new works of music. Within the ABA, he is a member of the Ostwald Composition Contest Committee and the Edwin Franko Goldman Memorial Citation Committee. Through these venues he promotes the creation and performance of new band repertoire. The bulk of the collection consists of programs from Dr. Caneva’s tenure at universities including Auburn, Colorado, and Illinois.

Dates

  • 1984-2002

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Thomas E. Caneva papers cover the period from 1986 to 2002. It includes programs from his tenure at Auburn University, University of Colorado, and the University of Illinois. A photograph and c.v. are also included

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Thomas E. Caneva (b.1957) is Director of Bands, Coordinator of Music, and Coordinator of Ensembles and Conducting at Ball State University. He has also served on the music faculties of the University of Illinois, University of Colorado, Auburn University, and the University of Texas. Under his direction, the bands at these schools have performed at festivals, conventions, and NCAA football bowl games. Dr. Caneva is an active member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the American Bandmasters Association (ABA). Through the Ball State University Band program, he has commissioned many new works of music. Within the ABA, he is a member of the Ostwald Composition Contest Committee and the Edwin Franko Goldman Memorial Citation Committee. Through these venues he promotes the creation and performance of new band repertoire. He is the son of Ernest O. Caneva (1907-1922) and brother of Donald Caneva (1936-2008), both of whom were ABA members.

Custodial History

The Thomas E. Caneva papers were donated in 2002, following his election to the American Bandmasters’ Association in 2001.
Author
Christina Taylor Gibson
Date
March 2019
Description rules
dacs

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

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