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Baxter (Garth) Collection of Music
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Garth Baxter Collection of Music
    Identifier/Call Number: 0165
    Physical Description: .84 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1986-2018
    Abstract: This collection contains published and unpublished materials by modern traditionalist composer and Pepperdine University alumnus Garth Baxter. Within the collection, Baxter's works range between 1986-2018.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Garth Baxter Collection of Music was given to Pepperdine University by Garth Baxter and his wife, Katherine, upon their visit to Pepperdine in October 2018.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Garth Baxter Collection of Music, Collection no. 0165, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.


    Garth Baxter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946. An accomplished modern traditionalist composer, Baxter earned his music degrees from Pepperdine University and California State University, Northridge. His works include an opera and music composed for choral, orchestral, and symphonic bands, as well as pieces written for piano, organ, voice, flute, and guitar.
    Baxter's music has been performed throughout the world and has aired on radio and streamed online. He has won awards, commissions, and honors for his pieces, and his music has been discussed in a doctoral dissertation. Presently, in addition to writing music, Baxter also teaches and mentors arising composers.


    Materials in the collection are arranged into series of published and unpublished compositions.They are alphabetically within each series. The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Published Musical Compositions 2: Unpublished Musical Compositions.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection conists of materials produced by composer Garth Baxter, along with some written reviews of his pieces. Materials include published and unpublished pieces and is comprised of sheet music and compact discs. The collection's contents span from 1986-2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Composers -- United States
    Sheet music
    Orchestral music