Thomas Wisniewski Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Detailed Description

Music Pedagogy

Music Performance



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Finding Aid for Thomas Wisniewski Papers, 1946-1996 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Thomas Wisniewski Papers, 1946-1996Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/54

Primary Creator: Wisniewski, Thomas J.

Extent: 2.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is organized in 2 series. Series 1: Music Pedagogy, 1946-1995, (Boxes 1, 2) is arranged into three sub-series. Sub-series 1: Research and Publications, 1961-1991 (Boxes 1, 2); Sub-series 2: Teacher Education Presentations and Programs, 1960s-1990s (Boxes 1, 2); Sub-series 3: Personal Papers, 1946-1995 (Boxes 1, 2). Series 2: Music Performance, 1947-1990s (Boxes 1-6) is arranged into three sub-series. Sub-series 1: Music Performance Instruction Records, 1947-1990s (Boxes 1-6); Sub-series 2: Research and Publications, 1964-1991 (Boxes 4, 5); Sub-series 3: Personal Papers, 1940s-1990s (Boxes 4, 5).

Date Acquired: 00/00/2003. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: American String Teachers Association, Band Clinics, Bands, High School Music, Music - United States, Orchestra, Photographs, Stringed Instruments, Teaching Methods

Formats/Genres: Motion Pictures/Videotapes, Papers, Photocopies, Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of correspondence, programs, awards, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs, and phonographic and videotape recordings documenting Wisniewski's career as a musician and music educator in Illinois from the 1950s to the 1990s. Of special interest is Wisniewski's 1964 Northern Illinois University Master of Music thesis entitled "String Orchestra Music of the Baroque Period and Its Value to the High School Orchestra Program."

Biographical Note

Thomas J. Wisniewski was an author, clinician, conductor, and string music educator from the 1950s-1990s. He received his Master's of Music in 1964 from Northern Illinois University and began teaching high school orchestra in the Chicago suburbs during the 1960s and 1970s. During his tenure at the University of Illinois, which began in the early 1970s, he taught conducting at undergraduate and graduate levels, string pedagogy for music educators, and was the conductor of the Illini Symphony Orchestra. During that time, he continued to work with high schools. Mr. Wisniewski presented at and attended numerous conferences and meetings, notably the National School Orchestra Association (NSOA), Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) (as well as those of other states), and the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). He was frequently a sumemr camp clinician at the Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp, University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic, Western Illinois Summer Music Clinic, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Summer String Camp.

Subject/Index Terms

American String Teachers Association
Band Clinics
Bands
High School Music
Music - United States
Orchestra
Photographs
Stringed Instruments
Teaching Methods


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 2: Music Performance, 1947-1990sAdd to your cart.

Consists of festival, clinic, conference, and summer programs, sound recordings, videotapes, newsclippings, publications, correspondence, and photographs documenting Thomas Wisniewski's contributions to string and music performers.

This series is organized into three sub-series--Sub-series 1: Music Performance Instruction Records; Sub-series 2: Research and Publications; Sub-series 3: Personal Papers. The sub-series are chronically arranged.

Sub-Series 1: Music Performance Instruction Records, 1947-1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Festival and Clinic Programs, 1963-1987Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Summer Programs, 1963-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Personal and University Performances, 1947-1983Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Mid-West National Band Clinic", undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

[Glenbard East High School Orchestra, Directed by Wisniewski]

(one phonographic recorded disc, 33.3 rpm)

Folder 11: "Glenbard East High School Orchestra Presents Its Musical Best", undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

[Thomas J. Wisniewski, Conductor]

(2 disc set, 33 rpm)

Folder 12: "Glenbard East High School Orchestra Presents Its Musical Best", undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

[Thomas J. Wisniewski, Conductor]

(2 disc set, 33 rpm)

Folder 13: "Music by the Glenbard East High School Orchestra Concert Season 1965-66", 1965-66Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
(one phonographic recorded disc, 33.3 rpm)
Folder 14: "This Is Our Best", 1967Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

[Glenbard East High School Symphony Orchestra Thomas J. Wisniewski, Director. Featuring the University of Illinois Jazz Band, John Garvey, Director]

(one phonographic recorded disc, 33.3 rpm)

Folder 15: "Illinois Summer Youth Music 25th Anniversary", 1973Add to your cart.
(one phonographic recorded disc, 33.3 rpm)
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Course Materials, 1971-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: ICES Evaluation Forms, 1975-1976, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
[Instructor and Course Evaluation System]
Folder 5: Conference Programs, 1972-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings, 1951-1980Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lombard Jr. High School Orchestra Performance Evaluations, 1959-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Programs and Other High School Related Materials, 1950s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Music 233 VHS, undatedAdd to your cart.
(1 of 3 VHS cassettes. VHS video cassette recording of Music 233 course, 120 minutes)
Folder 17: Music 233 VHS, undatedAdd to your cart.
(2 of 3 VHS cassettes. VHS video cassette recording of Music 233 course, 120 minutes)
Folder 18: Music 233 VHS, undatedAdd to your cart.
(3 of 3 VHS cassettes. VHS video cassette recording of Music 233 course, 120 minutes)
Sub-Series 2: Research and Publications, 1964-1991Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 2: String Orchestra Music of the Baroque Period and Its Value to High School Orchestra Program, 1964Add to your cart.
(Northern Illinois University master's thesis)
Folder 3: Interactive Videodisc on Bowing Technique Proposal, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Computer-assisted Instruction of Violin Vibrato, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Conducting Music" Manuscript, undatedAdd to your cart.
(chapter 2, notes)
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Learning Unlimited" String Program, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
(4 string instruction books one of which contains a plastic audio disc insert, 2 audio cassette tapes, 2 advertising fliers)
Sub-Series 3: Personal Papers, 1940s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1940s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Resumes, Northern Illinois University Transcript, Course and Exhibition Catalogs, Award, Clinic Programs, Newspaper Clippings, 1960s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1980s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, 1953, 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
(high-school related)

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