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  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Jerome Rosen Papers
    Creator: Rosen, Jerome, 1921-2011
    Identifier/Call Number: D-568
    Physical Description: 26.0 linear feet.
    Date (inclusive): 1949-2005
    Abstract: The Jerome Rosen Papers document the work of composer and UC Davis faculty member Jerome Rosen (1921-2011). The papers span the dates 1949 through 2005 and include: correspondence and notes; teaching materials; Rosen's compositions, including the operas Calisto and Melibea and Emperor Norton of the USA; compositions by Rosen's friends and UC Davis colleagues; and a small set of annotated scores from Rosen's personal collection.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    Biography

    Jerome Rosen was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 23, 1921. He attended both New Mexico State College and UCLA; during his time in New Mexico, he met Sylvia Terrell, whom he married in 1944. Following Army duty in California, Jerome Rosen studied at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in music in 1947 and his Master of Arts in music composition in 1949. While studying at Berkeley, Rosen met composer Darius Milhaud, who was teaching nearby at Mills College. Rosen was awarded UC Berkeley's George Ladd Prix de Paris, which enabled him to study in Paris with Milhaud from 1949 to 1950. While in Paris, Rosen also took lessons at the Paris Conservatoire from renowned clarinetist Ulysse Delécluse.
    In 1952, Jerome Rosen was hired as UC Davis' first official instructor of music.The UC Davis Department of Music was formally established in 1958, with Rosen as its first chair. He guided the development of the existing Concert Band and University Chorus as UC Davis grew into a full-fledged UC campus: one of Rosen's early efforts was purchasing new band uniforms to replace the old second-hand uniforms from Berkeley. Rosen also founded the chamber music program, prepared the way for the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, and was the first director of the department's Electronic Music Studio. Rosen remained at UC Davis until his retirement in 1988.
    Among his many compositions, Jerome Rosen is well-known for the piece "University Fanfare," which often opens UC Davis commencements, and for his two operas, Calisto and Melibea and Emperor Norton of the USA. Rosen composed for orchestra, band, and voice, with works for large groups, small groups, and soloists. He was an accomplished musician who frequently played in concerts and recitals.
    Jerome Rosen died in Davis in 2011.
    Sources:
    Jerome Rosen, music department founder, dies at age 89 6.30.2011 By Dateline staff http://dateline.ucdavis.edu/dl_detail.lasso?id=13535
    Obituary, Davis Enterprise 6.28.11 http://www.davisenterprise.com/obits/jerome-rosen-2/

    Scope and Contents

    The Jerome Rosen Papers document the work of composer and founder of the UC Davis Music Department Jerome Rosen (1921-2011). The papers span the dates 1949 through 2005 and include: correspondence and notes; teaching materials; Rosen's compositions, including the operas Calisto and Melibea and Emperor Norton of the USA; compositions by Rosen's friends and UC Davis colleagues, including a set of compositions in honor of Rosen's 60th birthday; and a small set of annotated scores from Rosen's personal collection. The collection also includes a small set of photographs, some of which document performances.

    Arrangement

    The Jerome Rosen Papers are arranged in four series: 1. Biographical Materials, Teaching Materials, and Correspondence; 2. Compositions by Rosen; 3. Compositions by Colleagues; and 4. Published Scores by Others.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Manuscript Archivist Liz Phillips processed this collection with the assistance of student employee Kelley Liang.

    Acquisition

    Gift of Sylvia Rosen, 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jerome Rosen Papers, D-568, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Composers -- United States -- California
    Music -- United States -- 20th century
    Rosen, Jerome, 1921-2011
    Rosen, Jerome, 1921-2011