Thomas Schleis Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Opera Theater Department Administrative Records

Class Instruction and Presentations

Research, Publications, and Program Notes

Personal Papers



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Collection Overview

Title: Thomas Schleis Papers, 1972-2012Add to your cart.

ID: 12/5/62

Primary Creator: Schleis, Thomas H. (1949-2012)

Extent: 10.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized into four series. Series 1: Opera Theater Department Administrative Records, 1981-2012, Series 2: Class Instruction and Presentations, 1974-2012, Series 3: Research, Publications, and Program Notes, 1972-2012, Series 4: Personal Papers, 1972-2007.

Date Acquired: 10/21/2012

Subjects: Music, School of, Music - Instruction and study, Opera, Theater orchestra music

Languages: English, German, French, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of class lecture notes, research and publications, event programs and program notes, correspondence, photographs, Opera Theatre production records, and personal papers documenting Schleis' career as a student, vocal coach, accompanist, and manager of the School of Music Opera Theater program between 1972 and 2012. In addition the collection also includes program notes written for Sinfonia da Camera and Champaign-Urbana Symphony concerts.

Biographical Note

Thomas H. Schleis (December 13, 1949 - July 19, 2012) was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin by Samuel and Jeanette (Hall) Schleis.  He earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin, and spent a year studying German opera as a Fullbright Scholar.  In 1981 he joined the University of Illinois as an adjunct faculty member for the School of Music and taught music history and performance for the Opera Theatre Program.  He remained with the University until his death in 2012, and also served as a vocal coach and accompanist for the Opera Department as well as manager of the Opera Theatre program.  In addition he served as principal organist for the University's St. John's Chapel between 1979 and 2012, and taught non-credit classes for the University's Senior Scholars and the Elderhostel programs for over ten years.

Subject/Index Terms

Music, School of
Music - Instruction and study
Opera
Theater orchestra music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: School of Music

Acquisition Method: Transfer


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Series 3: Research, Publications, and Program Notes, 1972-2012Add to your cart.
Consists of scores, programs, program notes, and research material. Arranged chronologically and alphabetically thereafter. Box 3 Oversize Materials.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scores for Voice and Piano, c. 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Scores for Voice and Piano, c. 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Scores for Voice and Piano, 1935-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Scores for Voice and Piano, 1936-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illini Week, 1964-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Recital Programs, 1979-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 7: IOT Program Notes Research, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Various Program Notes and Programs, 1987-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Program Notes and Research for Various Performances, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Champaign-Urbana Symphony Program Notes, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Speeches and Program Notes, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sinfonia da Camera, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Program Notes and Research for Various Performances, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Various Program and Lecture Notes, 1991-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Champaign-Urbana Symphony Program and Production Notes, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Program Notes, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Sinfonia da Camera and London Symphony Program Notes, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Sinfonia da Camera Recording, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Sinfonia da Camera and WCIA-TV, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Program Notes for Various Performances, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Program Notes Drafts, c. 1993Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Champaign-Urbana Symphony, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Champaign-Urbana Symphony Program Notes, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sinfonia da Camera, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lectures, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sinfonia da Camera, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sinfonia da Camera Program Note Drafts, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes and Elise Kirk Manuscript Review, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Programs, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sinfonia da Camera Program Notes, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sinfonia da Camera Research and Program Notes, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Sonorities Article Draft, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Article and Lecture NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Program Note Drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Program Note Drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Program Note Sketches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Research Cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Various Drafts for Lectures and Program Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Scores for Voice and Piano, c. 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Daily Illini, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Program Note Drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.

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