Paul Martin Zonn Music and Papers

Overview

Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Music

Publicity

Correspondence

Education

Ephemera

Sound Recordings



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Finding Aid for Paul Martin Zonn Music and Papers, 1950-2000 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul Martin Zonn Music and Papers, 1950-2000Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/35

Primary Creator: Zonn, Paul Martin, 1938- (1938-2000)

Extent: 14.2 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is organized into five series. The material is arranged alphabetically or chronologically by date, where applicable.

Date Acquired: 11/17/2004. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Faculty Papers, Music, School of, Music - United States, Music Composition

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Abstract

See also record series number 35/3/68.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music, publicity, programs, correspondence, education materials, photographs and sound recordings that document Paul Martin Zonn's career as a composer, conductor, clarinetist, and educator.

Series 1: Music, ca. 1955 - 1998 (Boxes 1 - 26 and 41)

Contains Paul Zonn's original compositions, his jazz arrangements, and his Mandolin Ensemble arrangements, compositions written for him and his various performing ensembles, and method books. The music is arranged alphabetically by size and then by styles. Cross referencing between locations is indicated with the use of brackets, [ : ]. The first number identifies the box and the second identifies the folder. Of special note is his "Ultimate Nimbus" written for Clarinet Trio.

Series 2: Publicity, ca. 1950s - 2004 (Boxes 26 - 32, and 38 - 41)

Contains concert programs divided into important performances or performance venues, program notes, concert flyers, press releases, newpaper and magazine publicity, photographs, and sound recordings. The material is arranged by type and each type is then arranged chronologically. Legal sized material is in box 38 and oversized materials in boxes 39 and 41.

Series 3: Correspondence, ca. 1957 - 1999 (Boxes 33 - 34, and 38)

Contains correspondence between Paul Zonn and contemporary composers and educators, various performing ensembles, Universities, publishing companies and radio stations. The material is arranged alphabetically by the writer. Of note are commissions for compositions made by several professional orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Series 4: Education, ca. 1955 - 1998 (Boxes 35 - 37, 38, and 40)

Contains Paul Zonn's classroom materials, published articles, and grant and fellowship proposals. Also contained here is the work of his students. The material is arranged chronologically. Of note is a paper by Daniel Perantoni, former Professor of Tuba at the Unversity of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.

Series 5: Ephemera, ca. 1930s - 2004 (Boxes 37 - 39)

Contains material from Paul Zonn's high school years, college transcripts and commencement programs, memorial service programs, family photographs and history, and autographs from two famous composers.

Biographical Note

Paul Martin Zonn (1938-2000), modern clarinetist, composer, conductor, educator, gourmet chef, and cutup, graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's degree in Music in1958, the University of Iowa with a Master of Arts degree in 1965, and a Master of Fine Arts in Composition in 1966. He then started his music career as a Fellow of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1966-67), following with the post of Composer-in-Residence and Conductor of the Grinnell Symphony at Grinnell College (1967-70). He was then appointed Professor of Composition at the School of Music at the University of Illinois, where he retired in 1995 after serving as chairman for the Composition-Theory Division for several years.

Zonn began composing in his early teens and by the end of his life he had produced over 120 musical works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, jazz and mandolin bands, and a variety of instrumental solos. As an innovator in music, he performed, conducted and composed classical, jazz, country, bluegrass, and avant-garde music with equal enthusiasm. In describing his own music Zonn wrote, "My compositions have always been concerned with the very new and the old and the integration of diverse elements? I use the many languages of world music and try to bind them together." He received numerous awards during his lifetime from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Illinois' Center for Advanced Studies. He also performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Ravinia, and the Library of Congress.

Subject/Index Terms

Faculty Papers
Music, School of
Music - United States
Music Composition

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: November 17, 2004 and February 4, 2005.

Access Restrictions: None.

Acquisition Method: The music and papers were donated to the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Wilma Zonn on November 17, 2004.


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Series 2: PublicityAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Programs, Program Notes, and Concert FlyersAdd to your cart.
Box 26: Programs: 1950s - 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Programs, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Programs: Miami Edison Senior High School, 1953-55Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Programs: Carousel, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Programs: University of Miami, 1955-59Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Program: Internationele Gesellschaft fur Neue Musik: Ortsgruppe Basel, 1958-68Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Programs: New Hampshire Music Festival, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Programs, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Progams: Northwestern University, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Programs: Grinnell College, 1967-69Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Programs: Tanglewood Music Festival, 1967-68Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Programs: Carnegie Recital Hall, 1965-69Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Programs: University of Iowa, 1965-68Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Programs: State University of New York at Buffalo, 1965-68Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Programs: University of Illinois (1 of 2), 1970sAdd to your cart.
Box 27: Programs: 1970s - 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Programs: University of Illinois (2 of 2), 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Programs (1 of 4), 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Programs (2 of 4), 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Programs (3 of 4), 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Programs: (4 of 4), 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Programs: Northwestern University, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Programs: Grinnell College, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Programs: University of Iowa, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Programs: Carnegie Recital Hall, 1975, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Programs: Ravinia Festival, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Programs: Midwest Composers Symposium, 1978, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Programs: University of Illinois, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Box 28: Programs: 1980s - 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Programs: Northwestern University, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Programs, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Programs: The Heartland Band, 1983-84Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Programs: The Library of Congress, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Programs: Nashville New Music Consort, 1987-89Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Programs: Ciosoni, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Programs: University of Illinois, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Programs (1 of 4), 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Programs (2 of 4), 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Programs (3 of 4), 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Programs (4 of 4), 1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Programs: Ciosoni, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Programs: Northwestern University, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Programs: The Presidents` Own Marine Band, 1993-99Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Program: International Double Reed Society, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Program: Bowling Green University - Music & Art Festival, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Programs: Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, 1995-99Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Programs, 2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Progams, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Program Notes: Midnight Secrets, ca. 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Program Notes, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Concert Flyers, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Concert Flyers, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Concert Flyers, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Original Artwork for Concert Flyers and Programs, ca. 1960s - 1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 31: Publicity: 1972 - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Concert Flyers: University of Illinois, ca. 1972-95Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Concert Flyers: Contemporary Directions, 1977-78Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Concert Flyers: National Academy of the Arts, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Ultimate Clarinet: Val Gawenda, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Concert Flyers: Northwestern University, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Concert Flyer: Nashville New Music Consort, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Concert Flyers: Ciosoni, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Concert Flyers: Nashville Mandolin Society, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Concert Flyers: Bluegrass, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Concert Flyers: Chicago Society of Composers, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Concert Flyers: The New School, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 32: Scrapbook: ca. 1959 - 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, ca. 1959-85Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Programs, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Programs: University of Illinois, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Programs: Ciosoni, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Program Notes: Various Pieces, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Concert Flyers, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Concert Flyers, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Concert Flyers, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Newsclippings and Press ReleasesAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Publicity, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Publicity: Mullin and Magnetophon, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Publicity, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Publicity, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Publicity: Portland Chamber Players, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Publicity: New York Times, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Publicity: Grinnell College, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Publicity, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Publicity: BMI, 1970, 1971, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Publicity: Red Wiggler for Solo Tuba, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Publicity: The Clarinet - International Clarinet Society, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Publicity: Newsclippings (1 of 3), 1980sAdd to your cart.
Box 30: Publicity: 1965 - 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Publicity: Newsclippings (2 of 3), 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Publicity: Newsclippings (3 of 3), 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Publicity: University of Illinois, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Publicity: The Heartland Band, 1982-83Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Publicity: Percussive Arts Society International Convention, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Publicity: Newsclippings (1 of 2), 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Publicity: Newsclippings (2 of 2), 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Publicity: Ciosoni, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Publicity: The Festival at INT, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Publicity: Pan Pipes, 1990, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Publicity: Sinfonia da Camera and Pennyrile Variations, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Publicity: Indiana Clarinet Trio, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Publicity: Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, ca. 1996-99Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Publicity, ca. 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Publicity: The Nashville Musician, 2001-02Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Publicity: Newsclippings, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Publicity: Hendersonville Star News, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Publicity: Newsclippings, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Publicity: Nashville New Music Consort, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Publicity: University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Publicity: University of Illinois students, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Nashville Music Awards: Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Indie Award Winner: Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Press Releases, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Press Releases, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Press Releases, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Repertoire Publications, 1965-87Add to your cart.
Folder 28: University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Ensemble: Performers & Repertoire Lists, 1977-82Add to your cart.
Folder 29: CD Jackets, ca. 1983Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Publicity, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Publicity, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Publicity: Grinnell College, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Publicity, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Publicity, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Publicity, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: ASUC National Conference, Memphis State University, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Publicity, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Publicity, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Press Releases, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Repertoire Publications: Pioneer Editions, Inc., UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 41: Publicity: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Publicity, ca. 1968-90sAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 39: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Paul Zonn, ca. 1940 - 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Miami Edison High School, 1954-55Add to your cart.
Folder 3: University of Illinois, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: University of Illinois, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: University of Illinois, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: University of Illinois, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Tokyo, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Computer Conference, Photo Negatives, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Other Ensembles: Elliot Schwartz; The Blair String Quartet, 1975; 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Ultimate Nimbus: Evanston, Indiana, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Victory Celebration Fanfare: Evansville, Indiana, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Portland Chamber Players, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Buffalo Chamber Players, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Tanglewood Clarinet Fellows, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Ciosoni: Paul Zonn, Michael Cameron, & Tim Lane, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Nashville Mandolin Society, ca. 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Paul Zonn performing with other bands, 1953, 1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Sound RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Box 40: Sound RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Timbral Variations: The University of Illinois Chamber Players, ca. 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Paul Zonn: Original Compositons, Vol. I, ca. 1967-94Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Paul Zonn: Original Compositions, Vol. II, ca. 1965-95Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paul Zonn: Three American Dances, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ultimate Nimbus: Chicago Clarinet Trio, 1998Add to your cart.

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