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Geary Henderson Larrick papers

 Collection 0180-SCPA

Geary Henderson Larrick is an author, educator, composer, and performer of music. He holds degrees from Ohio State University, The Eastman School of Music, and the University of Colorado. Specializing in percussion, he is known as a prolific writer on the subject and has published many articles in an extensive array of publications.


  • 1983-2020
  • Majority of material found within 1983-2020

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:


11.75 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Geary Larrick papers, part of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors records, consists of correspondence, biographical information, published writings, programs, internet search results, and scores. The collection covers the period from 1983 to the present. Acquisition of new materials is ongoing.


Geary Henderson Larrick (b.1943) is a writer, educator, and performer. His degrees include a BS from Ohio State University, a MM from the Eastman School of Music, and a DMA in Percussion and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado. As a performer, Larrick has performed in the percussion section with orchestras such as the Columbus Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. He has held teaching positions with the Newark City schools, Cambridge City schools, Wisconsin State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Among all of the performance experience Larrick has gained throughout his life, he has also become a well known writer. His articles have been published in Percussive Notes Magazine and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) Journal. He also has written seven books on various percussion topics. Larrick continues to compose through his own publisher, G and L Publications, as well as perform for local elementary schools, churches, and senior centers. Larrick resides in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with his wife Lydia and daughter Sullina.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Geary H. Larrick, July 5, 2002 with ongoing accruals.

Related Material

National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Research Center Score Collection, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

Geary Henderson Larrick papers
Tim McKay, updated by Sarah Lindblom
April 2005, updated August 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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