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 4: EducationAdd to your cart.
Box 35: Teaching Materials; Articles; Fellowship and Grant Proposals; Awards; Students` papersAdd to your cart.
Box 36: Students` Papers and CompositionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Three Movements for Clarinet Solo, by William DeFotis, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Legacy Variations No.99, Stuart Smith, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 20: A Maze [With Grace], by Thomas Albert, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Register Stress, by David Murray, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Four Sketches, by Norman Foster, 1978-79Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Vanishing Points/Quantum Leaps, by Janice Mitchell, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Composition Class Student Projects, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Marinet, by Alan Segall, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Icarus, by Paul Marguardt, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Changing Visions, by Mark Zanter, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Sketch for Clarinet and IMW, by Cort Lippe, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 29: I Saw Elvis, by Tom Bourcier, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Penetralia, by Ross FellerAdd to your cart.
Box 37: Students` CompositionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: In Probabilities, by Timothy Bowlby, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Autumn Refrain, by Robert Martz, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Measure for Clarinet, Viola & Bassoon, by A. Barata, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Miles Away, by Judd Danby, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Backbite, by Mark Enslin, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Solo for Clarinet, by Janet Gilbert, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: It All Begins, by Andrew Goldberg, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Sketches of a Fake Book Piece, by R. Hurst, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Piece for Clarinet, by R. Levell, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Canon Ana-chronic, by Frank Mauceri, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Folding Music; Tabletures IV, by David Means, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Uncle, by Roscoe Mitchell, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Faces, by Stuart Smith, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: You Don't Miss Your Water - Good Ol` Persons, by Unidentified Author, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Unidentified Student Composition, by Unidentified Author, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: University of Illinois Composition Student Recitals, 1980, 1981, 1984, & 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Students` News, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 38: Teaching Materials; Students` CompositionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Demon Upstairs, by Ron Bridgewater, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Space Dust, by C. Sheppard, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Zerplatzende Scherben fur Gitarre und andere Instrumente (10 Kleine Stucke), by David Colclajure, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Solo for Clarinet, by Janet Gilbert, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Limitations II, by P. Goldstein, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Lethal Landscapes, by Susan Paranti, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Realms; Unidentified Composition, by John Vander Slice, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 40: RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Tom Bourcier: I Saw Elvis, 1992Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Teaching MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Grinnel College Teaching Materials, ca.1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: University of Illinois Teaching Materials, ca.1970s-90sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: University of Illinois Composition Teaching Materials, ca.1970s-90sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Artist Colonies: Fellowship Opportunities in Composition, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Cardew: Solo with Accompaniment - Analysis made by Paul Zonn, ca. 1967-68Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Some Sound Ideas for Clarinet", by Paul Zonn, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Manner of Boulez`s DOMAINES", by Paul Zonn, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: "Extension of Clarinet Technique", by Paul Zonn, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 20: University of Illinois Composition Teaching Materials, ca. 1970s-90sAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Fellowships and Research ProposalsAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 9: University of Illinois Application for Summer Faculty Fellowships, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: University of Illinois, Proposal to Research Board, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: National Endowment for the Arts Grant Proposal, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Research Proposals, ca. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sabbatical Proposal, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, 1980-81Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Proposal for Associate Professor in the Center for Advanced Study, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: University of Illinois, Proposal to Research Board, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Apple Core Grant Proposal, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 18: University of Illinois, Proposal to Research Board, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Research Proposals, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 20: University of Illinois, Proposal to Research Board, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 21: University of Illinois, Campus Research Board Grant Proposal, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Proposal for KYMA System Hardware, ca. 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 23: University of Illinois: Notes from Experimental Music Studios & Computer Music Project, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Center for Interdisciplinary Technological Arts, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Awards and ContractsAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Composer of the Year Award: Nashville Music Teachers Association, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Distinquished Alumnus Award: University of Miami, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Contract for Tennessee Secrets: Tennessee Music Teachers Association, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Commission: University of Evansville, 1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Student and Faculty PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 29: "Contemporary Systems and Trends for the Tuba", by Daniel Perantoni, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 30: "The Nature of Procedure and Structure in the Pure-Cell Graph Composition", by Jan McNeil, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "Readings in Music Theory", by Michael Kowalski, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "Carter`s Pair o` Diamonds", by Robert Cogan, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 33: "Resolution and Progression in Complex and Ambiguous Harmony", by Charles Shackford, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "Rock Keyboard I", by Unidentified Author, ca. 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 35: "Contemporary Compositional Techniques", by Brian Belat, 1983Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Introduction to Jazz Improvisation (instrumental approach)", by Karel Lidral, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Some Analytical Thoughts on Arnold Schonberg's Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19, No. 5", by Tim Bowlby, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Analysis of William Karlin's Sonata No. 3", by Felomeno Arquines, Jr., 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Analysis of Alban Berg's Schliesse Mir Die Augen Beide", by Julianne Cross, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Etudes pour Piano, Premier Livre, Gyorgy Liget", by Mary Hellmann, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Polyrhythm in Gyorgy Ligeti's Etudes for Piano", by Richard Power, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Music for Trumpet by University of Illinois Composers from 1989-1994", by James Bohn, ca. 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Lejaren Hiller: Life & Works", partial dissertation by James Bohn, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "A Very Different kind of Music: The Roles of System Conception & Interpretation in Musical & Serial Systems", by Chris Weise, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Theory of Music", by Brian Evans, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: "A Theory of Temporal Color", by Brian Evans, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Lecture Recital: Clarinet Multiphonics, by Terry Mohn, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: "An Analysis of Three Songs from Pierrot Lunaire", by Unidentified Author, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Thesis: Electronic Music, by Unidentified Author, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: "Reflections and Points of Departure", by Unidentified Author, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Unidentified Paper, by Unidentified Author, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Student CompositionsAdd to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Program: Fur Musik III, by Unidentified, 1972Add to your cart.

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