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

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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 4: Personal Papers, 1972-2007Add to your cart.
Consists of programs, correspondence, coursework, and published scores. Arranged chronologically and alphabetically thereafter. Boxes 2-3 Oversize Materials.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Coursework, 1972-75Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Coursework, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Supplementary Research Material, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Article Proofs, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Coursework, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Music Dictionary and University of Illinois Timetable, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Magazines and Newspapers, 1975-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Coursework, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Signed Sergiu Luca Photo, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper Clippings, 1983-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Programs and Correspondence, 1992-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Research Materials, c. 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Programs, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1997-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Programs, 2000-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Programs, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Religious Pamphlets and Correspondence, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Class Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Foreign Language Study Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Manuscript Scores, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Notes and Composition, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: "Rags 'n Things", undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 29: Various Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Coursework, c. 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Champaign-Urbana News Gazette Clippings, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Published Scores, c. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Published Scores, c. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Published Scores of Holiday Music, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Coursework, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Published Score, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Published Scores for Piano Solo, undatedAdd to your cart.
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