William Brooks Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical Materials and Calendars

Correspondence

Course Papers and Instructional Resources

School of Music

Writings, Presentations and Research

Music Composition and Performance Programs

Audio-Visual Recordings



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Finding Aid for William Brooks Papers, 1936-2013 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: William Brooks Papers, 1936-2013Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/31

Primary Creator: Brooks, William (1943-)

Extent: 24.05 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in seven series: Series 1: Biographical Materials and Calendars, 1943-2003; Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2011; Series 3: Course Papers and Instructional Resources, 1970-2002; Series 4: School of Music; Series 5: Writings, Presentations and Research, 1936-2000; Series 6: Music Composition and Performance Programs, 1961-2012; Series 7: Audio-Visual Recordings, 1964-1992.

Date Acquired: 03/30/2001. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Cage, John, Faculty Papers, Music, Music, School of, Music - United States, Musical Repertoires, Music Composition, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Teaching, Vocal music

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of correspondence; teaching materials including lectures notes, student records and evaluations, and student dissertations; audio-visual recordings; research notes; and original compositions documenting Brooks' career as a student, composer, performer, musicologist, and educator at the University of Illinois [UIUC] (1969-1973 and 1987-2000), University of California at Santa Cruz [UCSC] (1973-1975); University of California at San Diego [UCSD] (1975-1977); University of Keele (1977-1978), Middlebury College (1982), the Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College (1983), Goldsmiths College, London (1995-1996), and University of York (2006). Organized in seven series: Series 1: Biographical Materials and Calendars, 1943-2003; Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2011; Series 3: Course Papers and Instructional Resources, 1970-2002; Series 4: School of Music; Series 5: Writings, Presentations and Research, 1936-2000; Series 6: Music Compositions and Performance Programs, 1961-2012; Series 7: Audio-Visual Recordings, 1964-1992. Of particular interest are Brooks's research and publications on John Cage and his research collaborations with the editors of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Gilbert Chase.

Biographical Note

William Brooks (1943-) is an American composer, performer, conductor, musicologist, and educator. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in music and mathematics from Wesleyan University (1965), and his Master of Music in musicology (1971) and Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition-theory (1976) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Brooks served on the music faculty at the University of Illinois between 1969-1973 and 1987-2000 as Professor of Composition, Director of the Contemporary Chamber Singers, and Chair of the Composition-Theory Division for many years. His other faculty positions included appointments at the University of California, Santa Cruz (1973-1975) and University of California, San Diego (1975-1977). Between 1977 and 1987 he worked as a freelance composer, scholar and performer. Brooks has also held visiting appointments at the University of Keele (1977-1978), Middlebury College (1982), the Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College (1983), and Goldsmiths College, London (1995-1996). He was also a Senior Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium (2009-2010). Brooks also served as Associate Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1987-2000), and beginning in 2000 became Reader in Music at the University of York.  He became full Professor in 2006.

Brooks is closely associated with John Cage as both a performer and scholar.  He played in the world premiere of Cage's HPSCHD and directed several productions of Cage's Song Books. Brooks has published extensively on 20th-century American music, especially on John Cage and Charles Ives, vocal music, popular music, and musical instruments. He served as the adviser for the article, "19th-century Music," for The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is composer of American experimental music whose work focuses on mappings between music and other fine arts. He has received commissions from the British Arts Council (1978), the Gulbenkian Foundation (1981) and the Kronos Quartet (1986). In addition his research and compositions have been sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Fulbright Scholar program.

Subject/Index Terms

Cage, John
Faculty Papers
Music
Music, School of
Music - United States
Musical Repertoires
Music Composition
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Teaching
Vocal music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additions acquired 12/20/2002, 5/23/2012, 8/6/2013, 12/2/2013 (items from Northwestern University acquired on this date), March 27, 2017, and July 2, 2021 (transfer from the Music and Performing Arts Library).

Acquisition Source: William Brooks

Acquisition Method: Gift

Processing Information: The Brooks Papers were re-processed in June 2012 by the LIS590AA class to accomodate the significant addition of materials that were donated to the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music in May 2012. Additions made on 8/6/2013 were processed on 8/7/2013.


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[Series 1: Biographical Materials and Calendars, 1943-2003],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2011],
[Series 3: Course Papers and Instructional Resources, 1970-2002],
[Series 4: School of Music, 1987-2000],
[Series 5: Writings, Presentations and Research, 1936-2000],
[Series 6: Music Composition and Performance Programs, 1961-2012],
[Series 7: Audio-Visual Recordings, 1964-1992],
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Series 3: Course Papers and Instructional Resources, 1970-2002Add to your cart.
Consists of course materials, handwritten notes, student evaluations, dissertation committee documents, and teaching resources used by William Brooks in his courses.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Teaching Evaluations, 1986-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Advisory, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Students Written Evaluations, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Students Evaluations (Santa Cruz), 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Music 11 (Appreciation) - UCSD 1976-77, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Music 220 (Criticism) - UCSD - Spring, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Music 100 - Syllabi, 1988-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Music 101 - Exams, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Music 101 - Exams, Placement & Proficiency, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Music 101 - Masters, 1981-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Music 101 - Materials (Browning), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Music 101 - Materials (Liptak), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Music 101 - Materials (Freeman-Toole), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Music 101 - Placement & Proficiency Exams, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Music 101 - PLATO Instructions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Music 101 - Quizzes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Music 101 - Fall, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Music 101 - Tests, Fall, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Music 101 - Spring, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Music 101A - Fall, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music 102 - Materials (Liptak), 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Music 102 - Proficiency Exams, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Music 102 - Fall, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Music 102 - Fall, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Music 102 - Spring, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Music 102 - Spring 1994, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Music 103 - Materials (Von Gunden), ca. 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Music 103 - Fall, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Music 103 A - Spring, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Music 104 - Spring, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Music 106 - Fall, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Music 107 - Materials (Cottle), 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Music 107 - Materials (Liptak), 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Music 107 - Fall, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Music 107 - Spring 1993, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Music 107 - Fall, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Music 107 - Spring 1994, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Music 108 - Fall, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Music 202 - Spring, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Music 203 and 100 - Exams, Proficiency, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Personal/Professional - Lectures - Kagel - Hallelujah, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Music 304 C - Fall 1993 (Microtonality - L. Ayers), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Music 308 C, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Tests - Various (308), 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Music 315 (20th Century Music) Masters for Handouts, Quizzes, etc. Spring, 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Grad Theory Review (320 B) Fall, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Music 320 R - Fall, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Theory Courses - Old Materials (1970s), 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Theory - Handouts - Music for Analysis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Music Theory - Syllabi, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Theory - Handouts - Fundamentals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Theory - Handouts - Phrase Structure, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Theory - Handouts - Motivic Structure, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Theory - Handouts - Progressions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Theory - Handouts - Part-Writing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Music Theory - Wkly Assignments, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Music Theory: Curricula & History, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 38: 1st Species - 2pt CTP, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: 1st Species - 3 Part CTP, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: 1st Species - 4 Part CTP, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: 2nd Species - 2 Part CTP, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: 2nd Species - 2 Part CTP, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Teaching Materials - Analysis (General), 1993-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Teaching Materials - Bach, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Teaching Materials - Bach - Chorales, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Teaching Materials - Bach - Fugues, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Teaching Materials - Beethoven - Chamber Music, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Teaching Materials - Beethoven - Concertos, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Teaching Materials - Beethoven - Piano Music, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Teaching Materials - Beethoven - Symphonies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Teaching Materials - Berlioz, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Teaching Materials - Bottesini, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Teaching Materials - Brahms, 1998-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Teaching Materials - Canon, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Teaching Materials - Carter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Teaching Materials - Chopin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Teaching Materials - Chromatic Harmony, 1992-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Teaching Materials - Diatonic Harmony, 1993-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Teaching Materials - Debussy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Teaching Materials - Dring, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Teaching Materials - Dvorak, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Teaching Materials - Faure, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Teaching Materials - Figured Bass, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Teaching Materials - Foster, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Teaching Materials - Franck, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Teaching Materials - Ives, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Teaching Materials - Joplin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Teaching Materials - Mahler, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Teaching Materials - Moskoloski, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Teaching Materials - Mozart, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Teaching Materials - Part-Writing/Fig. Bass, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Teaching Materials - Reinecke, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Teaching Materials - Schubert, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Teaching Materials - Schumann, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Teaching Materials - Stravinsky, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Teaching Materials - Strauss, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Teaching Materials - Tchaikovsky, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Teaching Materials - Wolf, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Teaching Materials - Work, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Ayers (DMA Spring 1994), 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 22: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Bobax (DMA 1992), 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Berk, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 24: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Bohn (DMA Summer 1994), 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 25: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Chan (DMA Fall 1996), 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 26: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Chen, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 27: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Coles (DMA Spring 1992), 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 28: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Cottle (DMA Spring 1993), 1991-1993)Add to your cart.
Folder 29: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Cross (DMA Spring 1995), 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 30: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Edgerton (DMA Sum 1994), 1990-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 31: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Elrod (DMA Sam 2000), 1992-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 32: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Freeman-Toole (DMA Spring 1998), 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 33: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Gladstone (DMA), 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 34: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Hammitt (ISMA Spring 1992), 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 35: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Hoitenga (DMA Fall 1996), 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 36: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Holm-Hudson (DMA Spring 1992), 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 37: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Kushida (DMA Spring 1998), 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 38: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Masterson, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 39: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Matheson, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 40: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Mauceri (DMA Spring 1996), 1991-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 41: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Nally (DMA Spring 1995), 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 42: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Olson (DMA July 1998), 1989-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 43: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Repar (DMA Spring 1993), 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 44: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Reynolds (DMA Fall), 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 45: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Roubal, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 46: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Scher, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 47: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Shirk, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 48: School of Music - Instruction - Warde (DMA Sp. 99), 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 49: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Watson, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 50: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Yampolschi, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 51: School of Music - Instruction - Dissertations - Zielinski (DMA Fall 1991), 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 52: School of Music - Instruction - Doctoral Committees, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 53: School of Music - Instruction - Doctoral Committees, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 54: School of Music - Instruction - Doctoral Committees, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 55: School of Music - Instruction - M.A. Theses - Chen, 1993-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 56: School of Music - Instruction - M.A. Theses - Freeman, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 57: School of Music - Instruction - M.A. Theses - Tan, undatedAdd to your cart.

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[Series 1: Biographical Materials and Calendars, 1943-2003],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2011],
[Series 3: Course Papers and Instructional Resources, 1970-2002],
[Series 4: School of Music, 1987-2000],
[Series 5: Writings, Presentations and Research, 1936-2000],
[Series 6: Music Composition and Performance Programs, 1961-2012],
[Series 7: Audio-Visual Recordings, 1964-1992],
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