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Guide to the Ruth Shaw Wylie Music Scores Collection, 1940-1988
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Description
Ruth Shaw Wylie was a flautist, pianist, professor, and composer. During her career she composed over 50 pieces of music including ballet, chamber, piano, choral, and orchestral works. The collection consists of working drafts, master sheets, and performance scores of nearly all her compositions.
Background
Ruth Shaw Wylie was a flautist, pianist, professor, and composer. She composed her first piece, Suite for Orchestra, in 1940. During her career she composed over 50 pieces including ballet, chamber, piano, choral, and orchestral music. From 1960-1969 she taught music at Wayne State University where she served as Chair of the Music Department and Head of Composition. In 1965, she founded and directed the University Improvisation Chamber Ensemble, which performed concerts throughout the Midwest. In 1975, she won a commission from the Michigan Council of Arts to compose a piece for the Detroit Women's Chamber Orchestra in celebration of the nation's bicentennial.
Extent
15.43 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.