Prairie Ensemble Records, 1996-2015
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Brief Description: Consists of tax information, financial reports, group bylaws, payroll sheets and performer contracts, meeting minutes, advertisements and publicity reports, photographs, awards, concert programs, computer files, and correspondence documenting the governance, operations, events, and publicity of the Prairie Ensemble.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/9/143
Created by: Kevin Kelly
Volume: 10.25 cubic feet
Acquired: 06/13/2015. Eleven cubic feet of material from the Prairie Ensemble were acquired from Joe Walter Grant Jr. on June 13, 2015.
Arrangement: Organized in three series: Series 1: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Governing Records, 1996-2015; Series 2: Operational Records, 1997-2015; and Series 3: Concerts, Special Events, and Publicity, 1997-2014.  Series 2 is then organized in two sub-series:  subseries 1: Financial Records and subseries 2: Administrative Records and Correspondence, and Series 3 is organized in three sub-series:  subseries 1: Concert Programs, subseries 2: Special Events and Correspondence, and subseries 3: Publicity.  The records in Series 1 are arranged in chronological order, and the materials in Series 2 and Series 3 are arranged chronologically within each sub-series.
Biographical Note for Kevin Kelly : Kevin Kelly holds bachelors degrees in English and music history and criticism from Northwestern University and masters degrees in orchestral and choral conducting from the University of Illinois. He has sung with several professional choral ensembles in Chicago, including the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, The City Musick, Basically Bach and His Majesties Clerkes (now Bella Voce). He has studied conducting with Kenneth Kiesler, Paul Vermel, Victor Yampolsky, Harold Farberman, Kirk Trevor and Emil Simon.
Subject Index
Instrumental music
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Joe Walter Grant Jr.