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Robert A. Choate papers

 Collection 0151-SCPA
Robert A. Choate (1910-1975) was president of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), from 1954 to 1956. His contributions to MENC include a number of professional activities. In addition to his professional career with MENC, he is also known for his work as professor of music and dean of the School of Fine and Applied Arts at Boston University.

Dates

  • 1951-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1959-1970

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

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. Please make an appointment with the curator: Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: scpa@umd.edu

Extent

6.00 Linear Feet

Biography

Robert A. Choate (1910-1975) was president of the Music Educators National Association (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), from 1954 to 1956. His contributions to MENC include a number of professional activities. Prior to his presidency, he was Chairman of the Editorial Board from 1950 to 1954. While president, he is credited for organizing and directing ten commissions for the study of music education in the United States. Later he became Chairman of the States Assembly from 1956 to 1958, a member of the Editorial Board for the Music Educators Journal in 1962, chairman of the Publications Committee in 1964, and director of the Tanglewood Symposium Project in 1967. In addition to his professional career with MENC, he is also known for his work as professor of music and dean of the School of Fine and Applied Arts at Boston University.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into eight series.
  1. MENC Board of Directors
  2. MENC State Presidents National Assembly (SPNA)
  3. MENC Commissions Committee
  4. MENC Publications Planning Committee (PPC)
  5. Other MENC Committees
  6. Music Educators Journal Editorial Board
  7. MENC Related Organizations
  8. Tanglewood Symposium Project

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of papers and discussion tapes deposited by Robert Choate on April 21, 1972.

Related Material

The Robert Choate papers are part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center, formerly known as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center.
Title
Robert A. Choate papers
Status
Completed
Author
Stephanie Keller
Date
January 2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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