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Schaaf, Elizabeth M.


Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Lauretta Dorsey Young oral history, 2004 April 5

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Abstract Lauretta Dorsey Young (1942-2020) was a soprano who studied with Alice Duschak at the Peabody Conservatory from 1959 to 1963 and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Young sang with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Antal Dorati, Sergiu Commissiona, and Reiner Miedel, and appeared with numerous orchestras throughout the United States and abroad, such as the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra. She taught at the Baltimore School for...
Dates: 2004 April 5

Louisa Lara Gross oral history, 2002 April 2

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Abstract Louisa Lara Gross was born in Baltimore in 1926 to Cuban parents. While a student at Douglass High School, she won a talent search contest at the Royal Theater and began touring with Lionel Hampton shortly after her sixteenth birthday. After leaving the Hampton band, she performed as a soloist throughout the mid-Atlantic states and in Miami and Jamaica. She toured as a soloist and with vocal groups including the Cats and Fiddles, and Three B's and a Honey. After returning to Baltimore in the...
Dates: 2002 April 2

Lucille M. Brooks oral history, 2002 August 8

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Lucille M/ Brooks (1912-2014) was an organist, music educator, and choral conductor. She was educated at Dunbar High School, Morgan State University, and the Peabody Conservatory. She studied with organist John Dungee, who was for many years an organist at Bethel Church. Brooks organized the boys' choir at Dunbar High School and taught music at Carver High School.

Dates: 2002 August 8

Maurice Murphy oral history, 2002 April 16

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Abstract Aubrey Maurice Murphy was a pianist, organist, conductor, and vocal instructor. He studied at the Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in 1961 and a Master of Music in 1963, becoming the first African American to receive a master's from Peabody. He served as organist for St. Mary's Episcopal Church, St. Peter Claver Church, and St. James Episcopal Church. He was accompanist for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society for many years. He served on the faculties of the Baltimore...
Dates: 2002 April 16

Montell Poulson oral history, 2002 August 27

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Montell Poulson (1924-2007) was a jazz bassist based in Baltimore. He studied at Dunbar High School and Morgan State University and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Rivers Chambers Orchestra and performed regularly at the Royal Theatre and the Gayety in Baltimore and the Howard Theater in Washington. Poulson toured with Ethel Ennis, Fats Domino, and Billie Holiday. Interview by Elizabeth Schaaf.

Dates: 2002 August 27

Myrtle Mack Dutton oral history, 2002 April 21

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Abstract Myrtle Mack Dutton (1940-2008) was a singer, pianist, and organist. As a child she played for her father's church in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dutton performed with the Treblettes and the Concert Choir at Western High School. In 1957 she entered Peabody Conservatory on a Senatorial Scholarship, where she studied voice with Elsa Baklor and received her Bachelor of Music (1961) and Master of Music degrees. She was twice a finalist in the Met Regional Auditions. She taught for the Anne Arundel...
Dates: 2002 April 21

Peabody Gallery of Art records

Identifier: PIRG-08-01
Abstract The Gallery of Art was one of the four branches of the Peabody Institute outlined in the founding letter from George Peabody in 1857. From the 1870s to 1924 the Gallery functioned as an art school and museum for Baltimore and built a collection that was particularly strong in American art. Most of the Peabody Art Collection was subsequently deaccessioned in the 20th century, with the bulk of the collection landing at the Maryland State Archives in 1996. The Peabody Gallery of Art records...
Dates: 1866 - 2018
Found in: Peabody Archives

Roland Walters oral history, 2002 December 13

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Abstract Roland Walters (1919-2006) was the father of clarinetist Edward Walters and soprano Jeannette Walters. After spending his childhood in Philadelphia, Walters moved to Baltimore after World War II to work in sales for J.R. Watkins Products. He sang in the Great Hymns Choir in Baltimore and directed the senior choir of the Eastern United Methodist Church. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, Walters discusses the musical development of his children Edward and Jeannette, both of whom studied...
Dates: 2002 December 13

Ronald Rooks, Ken Corprew, and Jacques E. Leeds oral history, 2002 July 25

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Interview by Elizabeth Schaaf of Kenneth Corprew, Ronald Rooks, and Jacques E. Leeds about the Baltimore jazz scene from the 1950s to 1980s.

Ronald Rooks is an appraiser of art and manuscripts and the owner of Merryman Antiques in Baltimore. Kenneth Corprew is a television producer. Jacques E. Leeds (1927-2018) was a lawyer and the first husband of jazz singer Ethel Ennis.

Dates: 2002 July 25

Roy McCoy oral history, 1996 August 12

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Abstract Roy McCoy (1920-2001) began his musical career as a member of the Afro-American Drum and Bugle Corp. He studied with Clarence "Babe" Bright and A. Jack Thomas. He joined Sammy Louis's Band at the Ritz on Pennsylvania Aveue, where his towering height and size 14 shoes earned him the nickname "Tanglefoot." By 1937 he was a member of the house band at the Royal Theater. In 1942 he joined Lionel Hampton's band, with whom he toured and recorded. After a year on the road, McCoy returned to...
Dates: 1996 August 12

Ruby Glover oral history, 2002 August 28

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Abstract Ruby Glover (1929-2007) was a singer. As a student at Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Glover was already singing professionally. She performed regularly at jazz clubs on Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1940s and 1950s, with groups such as the Parrish Sextet, Doug's Blue Notes, and King Draper. Glover taught jazz history at Sojourner-Douglass College. She was one of the organizers of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and regularly participated in Baltimore's major annual arts festival,...
Dates: 2002 August 28

Russ Moss oral history, 2002 July 5

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A graduate of Benedict College, Russ Moss toured with the Benedict College Choir during his college days. A camera operator for WJZ-TV and a gifted photographer, he is also active as a musician in the Baltimore-Washington area. Moss has performed with the Stef Scaggiari Trio and Annapolis Junction. Interview by Elizabeth Schaaf.

Dates: 2002 July 5

Suzanne Davis oral history, 2002 June 20

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Oral history interview of Suzanne Davis, daughter of musician Harrison Watts. Watts played violin, flute, and saxophone in ensembles led by A. Jack Thomas and Charles Harris, and he taught at Howard University. Davis studied music at Frederick Douglass High School with W. Llewellyn Wilson. In this interview, Davis recounts her memories of the musical life of Baltimore's Black community from approximately the 1930s to 1960s.

Dates: 2002 June 20

Tracy McCleary oral history, 1995 August 11

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: 31857001709506], Folder: 10
Abstract Tracy McCleary (1914-2003) began musical studies at Frederick Douglass School in Oklahoma City and toured the Oklahoma oil fields during the 1920s. He was educated at Talladega College and Alabama State College. McCleary toured with Erskine Hawkins and performed with Benny Carter in New York. Arriving in Baltimore in the early 1930s, he was hired to play at the Plantation on Pennsylvania Avenue. He went on to lead Ike Dixon's band at the Comedy Club and then established his own band, Tracy's...
Dates: 1995 August 11

William Hill oral history, 2002 March 27

 File — Box 7: [Barcode: 31857001709530], item: 5-6

Interview of Baltimore jazz musician William Hill by Elizabeth Schaaf.

Dates: 2002 March 27

William Myers oral history, 2002 July 18

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Abstract William (Bill) Myers began his musical studies in piano with Adah K. Jenkins. He then studied with Georgiana Chester at Douglass High School, at the Peabody Preparatory and Peabody Conservatory (BM 1962, MM 1968, Music Education), and at Morgan State University. Myers served with the U.S. Army Special Services in Europe in the 1960s. After returning to the U.S. and graduating from the Peabody Conservatory, Myers began teaching music and leading choirs in the Baltimore County Schools. Since...
Dates: 2002 July 18

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