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Alice Parker Collection

 Collection 0185-SCPA
Alice Parker is an American composer, conductor, and teacher whose work includes more than 400 compositions including operas, cantatas, choral pieces, and songs cycles on American Indian texts as well as poetry. From 1949 to 1967 she worked as an arranger for Robert Shaw Chorale, arranging folk songs, hymns, and spirituals from around the world. In 1985, she founded Melodious Accord, Inc., a non-profit which presents choral concerts, hosts workshops, and provides training for composers, conductors, and song leaders. The Alice Parker Collection includes 290 original manuscripts, documents and related correspondence regarding workshops hosted by Melodious Accord, Inc., programs, and audio materials. The collection spans the years from 1960 to 2016.


  • 1960-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1960-2002

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.


40.50 Linear Feet

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Alice Parker Collection
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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