The collection includes administrative and financial records, program-related materials, scores, and recordings spanning the
12 years from 1985 (the year of the ensemble's founding) to 1997. The organization's filing system has remained intact through
the processing of this archive, with the following exception: like materials have been grouped together under loose subject
headings as series; individual file folders have, when unlabelled, been labeled as to their general contents; and folders
have been alphabetized within their series for ease in finding. All materials received from Earplay are otherwise intact.
Earplay is a contemporary music ensemble formed in the spring of 1985, and dedicated to presenting new and recently composed
music in concert performances of the highest attainable quality, with an emphasis on the music of Bay Area composers.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be
submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Collection is open for research.