American Composers Forum Los Angeles Chapter records, 2000-2005

Finding aid prepared by Mike D'Errico; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia  funds.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
(310) 825-4988
spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: American Composers Forum, Los Angeles Chapter records
Collection number: 1974
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 13.7 linear ft. (21 document boxes, 4 record cartons)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 2000-2005
Date (inclusive): 1906-2007
Abstract: The American Composers Forum is a national organization that provides opportunities for composers to create and engage their communities in artistic creation and performance. The organization supports composers at all stages in their careers through grants, commissions, performance programs, and educational workshops. The Forum also works to foster an appreciation for new music while developing the next generation of composers, musicians, and communities. Included in the collection are administrative documents covering Heidi Lesemann’s tenure with ACF-LA, as well as distribution materials and e-mail correspondence between members regarding various outreach projects and music events in the Los Angeles area. Furthermore, a series dedicated to Leonard Stein—musicologist and former director of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at the University of Southern California— provides a wealth of research materials on pioneering contemporary music composers Arnold Schoenberg and Pierre Boulez.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in four series:

1. Organization and Outreach, 2000-2005

2. Events, 2000-2005

3. Administrative, 1999-2007

4. Leonard Stein papers, 1906-1988

All series are arranged alphabetically.

Biography/History

In 1973, a group of graduate students in composition at the University of Minnesota created the Minnesota Composers Forum using a $400 grant from the University’s Student Club Activities Fund. In 1996, the organization changed its name to the American Composers Forum, and eventually established local chapters in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Through granting, commissioning, and performance programs, the over 2,000 member national Forum provides composers at all stages of their careers with valuable resources for professional and artistic development. By linking non-profit arts organizations with composers and performers, the Forum fosters a demand for new music, enriches communities, and helps develop the next generation of composers, musicians, and music patrons.

The Los Angeles chapter was created by Heidi Lesemann—an experienced worker in various non-profit arts organizations—who served as director from 2000 to 2005, with composer Karl Montevirgen as assistant director. Their tenure with the ACF resulted in a wealth of outreach and education programs including the Subito professional advancement grant program for composers, as well as educational residencies at various K-12 schools. Furthermore, they established a strong community of composers, performers and educators in the Los Angeles area through the Composers Salons workshop series and the New Music LA annotated calendar of new music events in Southern California. While the chapter initially received financial support from organizations such as the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, these funds grew increasingly difficult to come by in later years, and the chapter now functions primarily on a volunteer-based level through online message boards and e-mail listservs.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated in 2011 by Heidi Lesemann, director of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Composers Forum from 2000 to 2005.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Composers Forum, Los Angeles Chapter records (Collection 1974). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7041817 

Processing Information

Processed by Mike D’Errico in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.
The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia  funds.

Scope and Content

Collection primarily consists of promotional materials, administrative documents, financial reports, membership files, program reports, and correspondence created during Heidi Lesemann’s tenure with the American Composers Forum Los Angeles chapter, 2000 to 2005. There are materials related to the Los Angeles chapter’s formation, annual budget reports, planning for the chapter website, and membership e-mail lists. Of particular research interest are the New Music LA calendars—a comprehensive bi-monthly calendar of music events in the Southern California area, featuring a guest editorial focusing on issues of local concern. Also included in the collection are personal composer applications for outreach initiatives such as the Composers Suitcase educational residency and the Subito grant program, with proposed projects and sample curriculum.

Related Material

The following sources provide additional information on the classical and “New Music” scenes in Los Angeles:
Leonard Stein collection, 1930-2004 (270-M) at UCLA Library Special Collections

Lawrence Morton papers, 1908-1987 (1522) at UCLA Library Special Collections

Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles Programs, 1971- (1160) at UCLA Library Special Collections

Ojai Music Festival Records, 1940- (277-M) at UCLA Library Special Collections

Betty Freeman papers, 1965-2008 (MSS 227) at UCSD Library Special Collections

Leonard Stein papers, 1942-1983 (MSS 219) at UCSD Library Special Collections

Peter Yates papers, 1927-1976 (MSS 0014) at UCSD Library Special Collections


Container List

 

Series 1: Outreach & Education. 2000-2005.

Scope and Content

Series comprises mixed materials related to the various outreach and education projects directed by Heidi Lesemann and ACF-LA from 2000 to 2005. There is a sizable amount of personal applications for the Composer’s Suitcase—an educational program in which composers donated music curriculum, instruments, and resource materials for elementary school teachers—as well as Subito—a grant program for California-based composers and musicians. The lesson plans, sample curricula, and musical activities contained within the Composer’s Suitcase files are particularly useful music education tools, while the Subito grant applications contain compositions and press kits from aspiring composers and musicians.
Box 1, Folder 1

Buckley School: Call for Composers. 2002.

Box 1, Folder 2

Buckley School: Contracts: Huang, Joan. 2000.

Box 1, Folder 3

Buckley School: Contracts: Lockwood, Stephen. 2002.

Box 22, Folder 1

Classical Music Consumer Segmentation Study with DVD. 2002.

Box 1, Folder 5

Commissioning Possibilities. 2001.

Box 1, Folder 6

Community Partners: Contracts. 2001.

Box 1, Folder 7

Composer's Commissioning Program (CCP): Call for Composers. 2000.

Box 1, Folder 8

Composer's Datebook: Proposal. 2000.

Box 1, Folder 9

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Contract. 2001-2002.

Box 1, Folder 10

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Contract. 2002-2003.

Box 1, Folder 11

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Final Evaluation. 2001-2002.

Box 1, Folder 12

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Final Evaluation. 2002-2003.

Box 1, Folder 13

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Project Presentation. 2002.

Box 1, Folder 14

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Proposal (1 of 2). 2000-2001.

Box 1, Folder 15

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Proposal (2 of 2). 2000-2001.

Box 1, Folder 16

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Proposal (1 of 2). 2002-2003.

Box 1, Folder 17

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Proposal (2 of 2). 2002-2003.

Box 2, Folder 1

Composer's Suitcase: California Arts Council (CAC): Proposal. 2003-2004.

Box 2, Folder 2

Composer's Suitcase: Call for Composers. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 2

Composer's Suitcase: Composer Selection: Photographs. 2001 June.

Box 2, Folder 3

Composer's Suitcase: Composer Feedback. 2002.

Box 2, Folder 4

Composer's Suitcase: Composer Interviews. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 5

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Albert, Adrienne. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 6

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Fernandez, Robert. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 7

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: George, Ron. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 3

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: George, Ron: Photographs. 2002 April.

Box 2, Folder 8

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Kelly, Thomas. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 4

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Kelly, Thomas: Photographs. 2000s.

Box 2, Folder 9

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Knoles, Amy. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 10

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Kouneva, Penka. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 5

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Kouneva, Penka: Photographs. 2002 April.

Box 2, Folder 11

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Lechusza, Alan. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 6

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Lechusza, Ala: Photographs. 2003 January.

Box 2, Folder 12

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Madsen, Pamela. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 13

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: McAuley, Jim. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 14

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Morito, Yumika. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 7

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Morito, Yukima: Photographs. 2003 May.

Box 2, Folder 15

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Osuna, Tommy. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 16

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Pourafar, Pirayeh. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 10

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Pourafar, Pirayeh and husband: Photographs. 2003 May.

Box 2, Folder 17

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Renteria, Andres. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 18

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Ron, Yuval. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 19

Composer's Suitcase: Composers: Suter, Anthony. 2001.

Box 2, Folder 20

Composer's Suitcase: Lesson Plans. 2001.

Box 3, Folder 1

Composer's Suitcase: Newspaper Clippings. 2002.

Box 22, Folder 8

Composer's Suitcase: Orientation and Evaluation: Photographs. 2001-2002.

Box 22, Folder 9

Composer's Suitcase: Photographs with Picture CD. 2003 June.

Box 3, Folder 2

Composer's Suitcase: Press Conference Materials. 2002.

Box 22, Folder 11

Composer's Suitcase: Press Conference Photographs. 2001 September.

Box 3, Folder 3

Composer's Suitcase: Teachers: Orientation Materials. 2001-2003.

Box 3, Folder 4

Composer's Suitcase: Teachers: Receipts. 2003.

Box 3, Folder 5

Composer's Suitcase: Teachers: Reid, Nancy. 2003.

Box 3, Folder 6

Composition Competitions. 2001.

Box 22, Folder 12

Distribution Materials. 2003.

Box 3, Folder 7

Faith Partners: Call for Composers and Venues. 2001-2002.

Box 3, Folder 8

Faith Partners: Distribution Materials. 2001.

Box 3, Folder 9

Faith Partners: Proposal. 2001.

Box 3, Folder 10

National: Sample Forms. undated.

Box 3, Folder 11

New Band Horizons: Proposal. 1999.

Box 3, Folder 12

Poseidon School: Applications. 2001.

Box 3, Folder 13

Poseidon School: Contracts: Beasley, Fletcher. 2002.

Box 3, Folder 14

Poseidon School: Contracts: McAuley, Jim. 2003.

Box 3, Folder 15

Poseidon School: Contracts: Fernandez, Robert. 2004.

Box 3, Folder 16

Poseidon School: Contracts: George, Ron. 2002.

Box 3, Folder 17

Poseidon School: Lesson Plans. 2002.

Box 22, Folder 13

Poseiden School: Photographs. 2002 June.

Box 3, Folder 18

Poseidon School: Proposal. 2001-2003.

Box 3, Folder 19

Press Kit. undated.

Box 22, Folder 14

Subito: Administrative. 2003-2007.

Box 3, Folder 20

Subito: Announcement. 2001.

Box 3, Folder 21

Subito: Application Forms. 2001.

Box 3, Folder 22

Subito: Composers: Amigo, Cristian. 2003.

Box 3, Folder 23

Subito: Composers: Argilla, Steven. 2002.

Box 3, Folder 24

Subito: Composers: Auralia Composers Collective. 2002.

Box 3, Folder 25

Subito: Composers: Aushalomov, David. 2002.

Box 3, Folder 26

Subito: Composers: Au Yong, Byron. 2004.

Box 4, Folder 1

Subito: Composers: Azzam, Nabil. 2001.

Box 4, Folder 2

Subito: Composers: Bailey, Stephanie. 2001.

Box 4, Folder 3

Subito: Composers: Beck, Jeremy. 2001.

Box 4, Folder 4

Subito: Composers: Belling, Cary. 2003.

Box 4, Folder 5

Subito: Composers: Benoit, David. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 6

Subito: Composers: Bernard, Cindy. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 7

Subito: Composers: Bernard, Cindy. 2004.

Box 4, Folder 8

Subito: Composers: Bialosky, Marshall. 2003.

Box 4, Folder 9

Subito: Composers: Brown, Oscar. 2001.

Box 4, Folder 10

Subito: Composers: Burns, Benedict. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 11

Subito: Composers: Butler, Steve. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 12

Subito: Composers: Carney, James. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 13

Subito: Composers: Cohn, Stephen. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 14

Subito: Composers: Cox, Robin. 2001.

Box 4, Folder 15

Subito: Composers: Cox, Robin. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 16

Subito: Composers: Cox, Robin. 2003.

Box 4, Folder 17

Subito: Composers: Durkin, Andrew. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 18

Subito: Composers: Durkin, Andrew. 2003.

Box 4, Folder 19

Subito: Composers: EarJam. 2001.

Box 4, Folder 20

Subito: Composers: Eisenstadt, Harris. 2004.

Box 5, Folder 1

Subito: Composers: Frank, Lawrence. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 2

Subito: Composers: Garretson, Weba. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 3

Subito: Composers: Garretson, Weba. 2004.

Box 5, Folder 4

Subito: Composers: George, Ron. 2004.

Box 5, Folder 5

Subito: Composers: Gerberg, Miriam. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 6

Subito: Composers: Grasse, Jonathan. 2003.

Box 5, Folder 7

Subito: Composers: Greco, Christopher. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 8

Subito: Composers: Hart, Karen. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 9

Subito: Composers: Heasley, Tom. 2004.

Box 5, Folder 10

Subito: Composers: Herring-Colon, Jose. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 11

Subito: Composers: Hurley, Susan. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 12

Subito: Composers: Ingala Jr., Rocco. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 13

Subito: Composers: Jarvinen, Arthur. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 14

Subito: Composers: Karush, Larry. 2003.

Box 5, Folder 15

Subito: Composers: Kendrick, Eva. 2003.

Box 5, Folder 16

Subito: Composers: Kinney, Andrew. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 17

Subito: Composers: Kouneva, Penka. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 18

Subito: Composers: Kraft, William. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 19

Subito: Composers: Krausas, Veronika. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 20

Subito: Composers: Lacques, Paul. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 21

Subito: Composers: LaBelle, Brandon. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 22

Subito: Composers: Leader, Brian. 2001.

Box 5, Folder 23

Subito: Composers: Leavitt, William. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 24

Subito: Composers: Los Angeles Flute Quartet. 2002.

Box 5, Folder 25

Subito: Composers: Ludwin, Norman. 2001.

Box 6, Folder 1

Subito: Composers: Madsen, Pamela. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 2

Subito: Composers: Naidoo, Shaun. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 3

Subito: Composers: Newmark, Mary-Lou. 2003.

Box 6, Folder 4

Subito: Composers: New Town Pasadena Foundation. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 5

Subito: Composers: Pompey, Tim. 2003.

Box 6, Folder 6

Subito: Composers: Price, Deon. 2001.

Box 6, Folder 7

Subito: Composers: Price, Deon. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 8

Subito: Composers: Price, Deon. 2004.

Box 6, Folder 9

Subito: Composers: Ron, Yuval. 2001.

Box 6, Folder 10

Subito: Composers: Roper, William. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 11

Subito: Composers: Rothbaum, David. 2003.

Box 6, Folder 12

Subito: Composers: Rothmann, Daniel. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 13

Subito: Composers: Roze, Christopher. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 14

Subito: Composers: Rudolph, Adam. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 15

Subito: Composers: Rudolph, Adam. 2003.

Box 6, Folder 16

Subito: Composers: Roustom, Kareem. 2003.

Box 6, Folder 17

Subito: Composers: Schrader, Barry. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 18

Subito: Composers: Sekiya, Naomi. 2002.

Box 6, Folder 19

Subito: Composers: Shapiro, Alex. 2003.

Box 6, Folder 20

Subito: Composers: Sherr, David. 2001.

Box 6, Folder 21

Subito: Composers: Steinmetz, John. 2001.

Box 7, Folder 1

Subito: Composers: Steinmetz, John. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 2

Subito: Composers: Trayle, Mark. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 3

Subito: Composers: Troy, T.J.. 2001.

Box 7, Folder 4

Subito: Composers: Wadle, Douglas C.. 2003.

Box 7, Folder 5

Subito: Composers: Walker, Daniel. 2001.

Box 7, Folder 6

Subito: Composers: Wolfgang, Gernot. 2001.

Box 7, Folder 7

Subito: Composers: Yamami, Bryan. 2004.

Box 7, Folder 8

Subito: Composers: Zvonar, Richard. 2001.

Box 7, Folder 9

Subito: Review Panel. 2001.

Box 7, Folder 10

Subito: Testimonials. 2001.

 

Series 2: Events. 2000-2005.

Scope and Content

Series comprises distribution materials and printed email correspondence related to various concerts, festivals, and workshops directed or attended by members of ACF-LA. Of particular significance to the researcher are the New Music LA brochures—comprehensive, annotated calendars of new music events in the Southern California area from 2000 to 2004, initiated by Heidi Lesemann and edited by the late Los Angeles-based music critic Alan Rich.
Box 22, Folder 16

California Arts Council Talk: Photographs. 2000s.

Box 22, Folder 17

Composer to Composer: Salonen: Photographs. 2002 May.

Box 22, Folder 18

Composers Salon: Photographs. 2002 June.

Box 22, Folder 19

Composers Salon: Preston, Don: Photographs. 2000s.

Box 7, Folder 11

Concerts: The Getty Composium: Proposal. 2000.

Box 7, Folder 12

Concerts: Knitting Factory: Proposal. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 13

Concerts: Salon #2. 2001.

Box 7, Folder 14

Concerts: Special Salon. 2003.

Box 22, Folder 15

Conferences: American Composers Forum: Photos. 2001 July.

Box 7, Folder 15

Conferences: California Arts Council, Arts in Education: Evaluation. 2003.

Box 7, Folder 16

Conferences: California Arts Council, Arts in Education: Program. 2003.

Box 7, Folder 17

Conferences: California Arts Council, Arts in Education: Resources. 2003.

Box 7, Folder 18

Conferences: International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE). 2002.

Box 23, Folder 4

Conferences: IAJE: Photographs. 2002 Jaunary 8.

Scope and Content

Also includes "Meeting and Awards" photographs dated February 2002.
Box 7, Folder 19

Conferences: Model Arts Program (MAP). 2002.

Box 7, Folder 20

Conferences: WestEd: Planning. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 21

Conferences: WestEd: Program. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 22

Conferences: WestEd: Project Descriptions. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 23

Conferences: WestEd: Resources. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 24

Continental Harmony: Distribution Materials. 2000-2005.

Box 22, Folder 1

Enclosure 3: Harry Partch Archive, by Philip Blackburn. 1997.

Box 22, Folder 20

Festivals: American Composers: Program with CD-ROM. 2003.

Box 8, Folder 1

Festivals: Electric Orange Festival. 2001.

Box 8, Folder 2

Festivals: International Women's Day. 2002.

Box 22, Folder 21

Festivals: Ojai Music Festival. 1974-1978.

Box 8, Folder 3

Festivals: Ojai: Distribution Materials. 2003.

Box 23, Folder 1

Festivals: Ojai: Distribution Materials. 2004.

Box 23, Folder 2

Festivals: Ojai: Photo Collage. 2002 June.

Box 8, Folder 4

Festivals: Ojai: Planning. 2002.

Box 8, Folder 5

Festivals: Ojai: Programs. 1954-1964.

Box 8, Folder 6

Festivals: Ojai: Programs. 1965-1969.

Box 8, Folder 7

Festivals: Ojai: Programs. 1971-1976.

Box 8, Folder 8

Festivals: Ojai: Programs. 1977-1983.

Box 8, Folder 9

Festivals: Ojai: Programs. 1984-1989.

Box 8, Folder 10

Festivals: Ojai: Programs. 1991-1994.

Box 8, Folder 11

Festivals: Sonic Circuits: Innova Recordings. 2000.

Box 8, Folder 12

Festivals: Sonic Circuits: Planning. 2001.

Box 8, Folder 13

Festivals: Sonic Circuits: VIII. 2001.

Box 8, Folder 14

Festivals: Sonic Circuits: IX. 2002.

Box 9, Folder 1

Grammy Fest: Proposal. 2001.

Box 23, Folder 3

Making Music: O., [David]: Photographs. 2003 April.

Box 23, Folder 5

Music Room: Photographs. 2003 March 9.

Box 23, Folder 6

Music Room with Pierre Boulez: Invitation. 2003.

Box 9, Folder 2

New Music LA: Brochures. 2002-2003.

Box 9, Folder 3

New Music LA: Calendars. 2000 September-October.

Box 9, Folder 4

New Music LA: Calendars. 2000 May-June.

Box 9, Folder 5

New Music LA: Calendars. 2000 November-December.

Box 9, Folder 6

New Music LA: Calendars. 2001 January-February.

Box 9, Folder 7

New Music LA: Calendars. 2001 March-April.

Box 9, Folder 8

New Music LA: Calendars. 2001 May-June.

Box 9, Folder 9

New Music LA: Calendars. 2001 September-October.

Box 9, Folder 10

New Music LA: Calendars. 2001 November-December.

Box 9, Folder 11

New Music LA: Calendars. 2002 January-February.

Box 9, Folder 12

New Music LA: Calendars. 2002 March-April.

Box 9, Folder 13

New Music LA: Calendars. 2002 May-August.

Box 9, Folder 14

New Music LA: Calendars. 2002 September-October.

Box 10, Folder 1

New Music LA: Calendars. 2002 November-December.

Box 10, Folder 2

New Music LA: Calendars. 2003 January-February.

Box 10, Folder 3

New Music LA: Calendars. 2003 March-April.

Box 10, Folder 4

New Music LA: Calendars. 2003 May-August.

Box 10, Folder 5

New Music LA: Calendars. 2003 September-October.

Box 10, Folder 6

New Music LA: Calendars. 2003 November-December.

Box 10, Folder 7

New Music LA: Calendars. 2004 January-February.

Box 10, Folder 8

New Music LA: Calendars. 2004 March-April.

Box 10, Folder 9

New Music LA: Planning. 2000.

Box 10, Folder 10

New Music LA: Proposal. 2002.

Box 10, Folder 11

New Music LA: Reviews. 2000.

Box 23, Folder 7

Pierre Boulez Award: Photographs. 2003 May.

Box 23, Folder 8

Poseidon School Graduation: Photographs. 2002 June.

Box 14, Folder 11

Workshops: American Music Center (AMC): Distribution Materials. 2002.

Box 14, Folder 12

Workshops: American Music Center (AMC): Synergy. 2002.

Box 14, Folder 13

Workshops: American Music Center (AMC): USC Series. 2002.

Box 14, Folder 14

Workshops: Aurelia. 2002.

Box 14, Folder 15

Workshops: CalState Los Angeles. 2001.

Box 14, Folder 16

Workshops: Public Relations. 2002.

Box 23, Folder 9

Workshops: Public Relations: Photographs. 2002 May.

Box 14, Folder 17

Workshops: Tekworx. 2002.

 

Series 3: Administrative. 1999-2007.

Scope and Content

Series comprises administrative records from both the Los Angeles chapter of the ACF and the national body, spanning the years 1999 to 2007. Monthly reports, chapter sponsors, and meeting minutes from both the Los Angeles chapter and the national organization are contained within the series. Of particular significance to the researcher are the membership files, which contain composer biographies, audio CDs, and e-mail address lists.
Box 10, Folder 12

Advisory Board: Meetings: Miscellaneous. 2002.

Box 10, Folder 13

Board of Directors: Handbook: Board and Staff Contact Info. 2003-2004.

Box 10, Folder 14

Board of Directors: Handbook: Fundraising. 2000-2004.

Box 10, Folder 15

Board of Directors: Handbook: Legal Documents. 2003.

Box 10, Folder 16

Board of Directors: Handbook: Operational Plan. 2005.

Box 11, Folder 1

Board of Directors: Handbook: Organization. 1999-2003.

Box 11, Folder 2

Board of Directors: Handbook: Program Overviews. 2002-2004.

Box 11, Folder 3

Board of Directors: Member Lists. 1999-2003.

Box 11, Folder 4

Budget Reports. 2000-2003.

Box 11, Folder 5

Bylaws. 1999.

Box 11, Folder 6

Chapter Charter. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 7

Chapter Director Announcement: First Year Guidelines. 2000.

Box 11, Folder 8

Chapter Director Announcement: Lesemann, Heidi. 2000.

Box 11, Folder 9

Chapter Handbook. undated.

Box 11, Folder 10

Chapter Launch: Correspondence. 2000 April.

Box 11, Folder 11

Chapter Launch: Distribution Materials. 2000.

Box 11, Folder 12

Chapter Launch: Planning. 2000.

Box 23, Folder 10

Final Financial Accounts. 2005-2006.

Box 23, Folder 11

Fundraising Fact Sheet. circa 2002.

Box 23, Folder 12

Getty Foundation Grant. 2005.

Box 11, Folder 13

Income Statement. 2001.

Box 11, Folder 14

Internships: Los Angeles County Arts Commission: Charney, Joshua. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 15

Internships: Los Angeles County Arts Commission: Foster, Mark. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 16

Internships: Los Angeles County Arts Commission: Turi, Sarah. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 17

Internships: Summer. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 18

Internships: Summer. 2004.

Box 11, Folder 19

Job Applications. 2000.

Box 23, Folder 13

Lesemann, Heidi: Current ACF (1 of 2). 2006-2008.

Box 23, Folder 14

Lesemann, Heidi: Current ACF (2 of 2). 2006-2008.

Box 23, Folder 15

LA City Grant: Extension. 2005-2006.

Box 23, Folder 16

LA City Grant: Original. circa 2006.

Box 23, Folder 17

LA City Grant: Proposal. 2007.

Box 24, Folder 1

Letterhead. 2000s.

Box 11, Folder 20

Los Angeles County Arts Commission: Project Planning Handbook. 2004.

Box 24, Folder 2

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Grant: Original. 2003-2004.

Box 11, Folder 21

Membership: Awards. 2002-2004.

Box 21, Folder 1

Membership: Awards: Leonard Stein Trophy. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 22

Membership: Composer Bios. undated.

Box 17

Membership: Composer Audio CDs (71 Items). 2000-2005.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Optical Audio CDs
Box 18

Membership: Composer Audio CDs (68 Items). 2000-2005.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Optical Audio CDs
Box 19

Membership: Composer Audio CDs (39 Items). 2000-2005.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Optical Audio CDs
Box 20

Membership: Composer Audio CDs (94 Items). 2000-2005.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Optical Audio CDs
Box 11, Folder 23

Membership: Forms. 2000.

Box 11, Folder 24

Membership: General Meetings. 2000 July.

Box 11, Folder 25

Membership: General Meetings. 2000 October.

Box 11, Folder 26

Membership: General Meetings. 2001 February.

Box 11, Folder 27

Membership: General Meetings. 2002 February.

Box 11, Folder 28

Membership: General Meetings. 2002 October.

Box 11, Folder 29

Membership: Mailing Lists (1 of 2). 2001.

Box 12, Folder 1

Membership: Mailing Lists (2 of 2). 2001.

Box 12, Folder 2

Membership: Mailing Lists. 2002.

Box 12, Folder 3

Membership: Mailing Lists. 2003.

Box 12, Folder 4

Membership: Member Files: A-F. 2000-2004.

Box 12, Folder 5

Membership: Member Files: G-K. 2000-2004.

Box 12, Folder 6

Membership: Member Files: L-P. 2000-2004.

Box 12, Folder 7

Membership: Member Files: R-S. 2000-2004.

Box 12, Folder 8

Membership: Member Files: S-Z. 2000-2004.

Box 12, Folder 9

Membership: Sign-In Sheets. 2000.

Box 12, Folder 10

Membership: Surveys. 2000-2002.

Box 12, Folder 11

Monthly Reports. 2000 February-October.

Box 12, Folder 12

Monthly Reports. 2000 April-2001 September.

Box 12, Folder 13

Monthly Reports. 2002 January-December.

Box 12, Folder 14

National: Chapter Director Conference (1 of 2). 2001.

Box 13, Folder 1

National: Chapter Director Conference (2 of 2). 2001.

Box 13, Folder 2

National: Chapter Director Conference. 2002.

Box 13, Folder 3

National: Chapter Profiles. 2000.

Box 13, Folder 4

National: Monthly Reports. 2002 July-2003 May.

Box 13, Folder 5

National: Quarterly Bulletins. 2000.

Box 13, Folder 6

National: Sounding Board. 2005-2007.

Box 24, Folder 3

Office Photographs. circa 2000s.

Box 13, Folder 7

Office Space Planning. 2001.

Box 13, Folder 8

Partners: Americans for the Arts. 2001.

Box 13, Folder 9

Partners: Arts Education Groups. 2000.

Box 13, Folder 10

Partners: Arts, Inc.. 2001.

Box 13, Folder 11

Partners: CalArts. 2000.

Box 13, Folder 12

Partners: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. 1999-2000.

Box 13, Folder 13

Partners: Hollywood Entertainment Museum. 1999-2000.

Box 13, Folder 14

Partners: Los Angeles Master Chorale. 2001-2002.

Box 13, Folder 15

Partners: Los Angeles Unified School District. 2000.

Box 13, Folder 16

Press Releases. 2001.

Box 13, Folder 17

Program Committee: Meetings: Minutes. 2000-2001.

Box 13, Folder 18

Proposed Signage. 2001.

Box 13, Folder 19

Sponsors: Arnold Schoenberg Center. 2001-2002.

Box 13, Folder 20

Sponsors: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. 2001.

Box 13, Folder 21

Sponsors: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra: Salonen, Esa-Pekka. 2002.

Box 13, Folder 22

Sponsors: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). 2001.

Box 13, Folder 23

Sponsors: Philharmonic Society of Orange County. 2000.

Box 13, Folder 24

Sponsors: Piano Spheres. 2001.

Box 13, Folder 25

Sponsors: Southwest Chamber Music. 1999-2002.

Box 13, Folder 26

Sponsors: Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. 2001.

Box 14, Folder 1

Staff Meetings: Minutes. 2000-2002.

Box 14, Folder 2

Steering Committee: Draft Proposal. 2000.

Box 14, Folder 3

Steering Committee: Meetings: Minutes. 2000.

Box 14, Folder 4

Steering Committee: Meetings: Minutes. 2001.

Box 24, Folder 4

Strategic Plan. 2005.

Box 14, Folder 5

Website: Launch Party: Distribution Materials. 2001.

Box 14, Folder 6

Website: Planning: Committee. 2000.

Box 14, Folder 7

Website: Planning: Design (1 of 2). 2000.

Box 14, Folder 8

Website: Planning: Design (2 of 2). 2000.

Box 14, Folder 9

Website: Planning: Web Radio. 2001.

Box 14, Folder 10

Website: Proposal. 2000.

Box 14, Folder 18

Workshop Committee: Meetings: Minutes. 2000 October.

 

Series 4: Leonard Stein papers. 1906-1988.

Scope and Content

While not documented in the collection, Heidi Lesemann most likely met Leonard Stein through her tenure as assistant director of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at the University of Southern California (1977-1992). As a musicologist, pianist, and teacher, Stein dedicated his life to the study and appreciation of the works of pioneering twentieth-century composer Arnold Schoenberg, first as his composition student and personal assistant (1935-1951), and later as the director of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute (1975-1991). This series contains research documents from Stein’s personal work with Schoenberg, as well as his research on contemporary avant-garde music pioneer, Pierre Boulez. The files in this series range from 1906 to 1988, and include drafts of various unpublished music reviews, composition treatises, and political essays by Schoenberg, a typescript of his major work Style and Idea, as well as correspondence between Pierre Boulez and Los Angeles County Museum of Art music curator Lawrence Morton, spanning the years 1967 to 1986.
The September 2012 addition to the collection contains administrative and promotional materials related to events held at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute from 1979-1991. Also included is the June 1980 publication of the Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute.
Box 24, Folder 5

Homage to Pierrot Lunaire: Copies of Sheet Music. 1987-1990.

Box 14, Folder 19

Research Catalog: Boulez Correspondence. 1988.

Box 14, Folder 20

Research Catalog: Schoenberg, Style and Idea. 1966.

Box 15, Folder 1

Research Materials: Pierre Boulez, Letters to Lawrence Morton. 1967-1969.

Box 15, Folder 2

Research Materials: Pierre Boulez, Letters to Lawrence Morton. 1970-1986.

Box 15, Folder 3

Schoenberg, Arnold: Bibliography, Schoenberg as Artist. undated.

Box 15, Folder 4

Schoenberg, Arnold: Catalog of Unpublished Articles. 1984.

Box 15, Folder 5

Schoenberg, Arnold: Composers and Conductors (1 of 2). 1923-1950.

Box 15, Folder 6

Schoenberg, Arnold: Composers and Conductors (2 of 2). 1923-1950.

Box 15, Folder 7

Schoenberg, Arnold: Correspondence. 1911-1948.

Box 15, Folder 8

Schoenberg, Arnold: Criticism. after 1906.

Box 15, Folder 9

Schoenberg, Arnold: Essays to be Translated. 1968.

Box 15, Folder 10

Schoenberg, Arnold: Essay Transcriptions. after 1909.

Box 15, Folder 11

Schoenberg, Arnold: Extra-Musical. before 1951.

Box 15, Folder 12

Schoenberg, Arnold: Index of Articles, with Notes. undated.

Box 15, Folder 13

Schoenberg, Arnold: Indexes of Schoenberg Archives. undated.

Box 15, Folder 14

Schoenberg, Arnold: Jewish Articles. circa 1938.

Box 15, Folder 15

Schoenberg, Arnold: Miscellaneous Articles (1 of 2). 1906-1951.

Box 15, Folder 16

Schoenberg, Arnold: Miscellaneous Articles (2 of 2). 1906-1951.

Box 16, Folder 1

Schoenberg, Arnold: Modern Music. 1922-1949.

Box 16, Folder 2

Schoenberg, Arnold: On Performance, Notation, and Teaching. 1923-1931.

Box 16, Folder 3

Schoenberg, Arnold: On Theory. 1922-1949.

Box 16, Folder 4

Schoenberg, Arnold: Personal Evaluations. 1923-1950.

Box 16, Folder 5

Schoenberg, Arnold: Program Notes. 1923-1950.

Box 16, Folder 6

Schoenberg, Arnold: Pult und Taktstock Periodical. 1924.

Box 16, Folder 7

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Conclusions. undated.

Box 16, Folder 8

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Final Draft (-178). undated.

Box 16, Folder 9

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Final Draft (179-368). undated.

Box 16, Folder 10

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Final Draft (369-end). undated.

Box 16, Folder 11

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Introduction. undated.

Box 16, Folder 12

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Outline. undated.

Box 16, Folder 13

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Performance and Notation. undated.

Box 16, Folder 14

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Performance Problems. undated.

Box 16, Folder 15

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: References. undated.

Box 16, Folder 16

Schoenberg, Arnold: Style and Idea Typescript: Teaching. undated.

Box 16, Folder 17

Schoenberg, Arnold: Twelve-Tone Composition. 1925-1951.

Box 24, Folder 6

Arnold Schoenberg Institute: Distribution Materials. undated.

Box 24, Folder 7

Arnold Schoenberg Institute: Events. 1979-1990.

Box 24, Folder 8

Arnold Schoenberg Institute: Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute. 1980 June.

Box 24, Folder 9

Arnold Schoenberg Institute: Lesemann, Heidi: Correspondence. 1979, 1995.

Box 24, Folder 10

Arnold Schoenberg Institute: Old Friends: Press Releases, Programs, Correspondence. 1988-1991.