Thomas Wisniewski Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Detailed Description

Music Pedagogy

Music Performance



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Collection Overview

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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


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Series 1: Music Pedagogy, 1946-1995Add to your cart.

Consists of research publication materials, conference programs, articles and instruction programs, and personal correspondence and ephemera documenting Thomas Wisniewski's contributions to string and music teachers.

This series is organized into three sub-series--Sub-series 1: Research and Publications; Sub-series 2: Teacher Education Presentations and Programs; Sub-series 3: Personal Papers.  The sub-series are chronically arranged.

Sub-Series 1: Research and Publications, 1961-1991Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Published Articles, 1961-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Development of Videodisc Self-Instruction for String Vibrato, 1980sAdd to your cart.
(correspondence, articles, brochures, published papers, reports)
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lyons Music News, 1968-1975Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Teacher Education Presentations and Programs, 1960s-1990sAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Conference Presentations and Programs, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Conference Presentations and Programs, 1970-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Conference Presentations and Programs, 1976-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Conference Presentations and Programs, Course Syllabi, 1990sAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Conference Presentations and Programs, 1980sAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1950-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Student Correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Awards, Clippings, Photographs, Resume, Ephemera, 1946-1993Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Educational Association Materials, 1957-1994Add to your cart.
Box 7: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: American String Teachers Association - Illinois Chapter Award, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American String Teachers Association - Tennessee Chapter Award, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Illinois Music Educators Association Presidential Award, 1996Add to your cart.

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