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Schaaf, Elizabeth M.


Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Isaiah Dixon Jr. oral history, 2002 August 22

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Abstract Isaiah Dixon Jr. (1922-2013) was a jazz fan, world traveler, and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland. In 1976, he introduced a bill giving the mayor of Baltimore the power to appoint the city police commissioner. He was the son of Isaiah (Ike) Dixon Sr., a jazz bandleader and owner of the Comedy Club on Pennsylvania Avenue.In this interview, Dixon Jr. recounts his memories of...
Dates: 2002 August 22

Johns Hopkins University oral history collection

Identifier: MS-0404

This is an artificially assembled collection of oral histories recorded with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, students, and other Johns Hopkins University affiliates, 1999-2004 and 2014-present. The early oral history interviews were faciliated by Mame Warren starting 1999, and as of 2014 by Hopkins Retrospective.

Dates: 1999 - 2023

Junetta Jones oral history, 2002 December 12

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Abstract Junetta Jones (1936-2015) was a soprano and arts administrator. In 1959 she became the first African-American to be awarded an artist diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. She won local and regional Metropolitan Opera auditions and in 1963 was awarded a contract to sing with the company. She was the first African-American from the Maryland area to sing at the Metropolitan. In 1966 she went to Europe to perform in opera houses in Germany and Switzerland. After returning to Baltimore, she was...
Dates: 2002 December 12

Justin Thomas oral history, 2002 July 31

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Justin Thomas is a vibraphonist and percussionist born in 1987. He won second place at Showtime at the Apollo in February 2000 and was a finalist on Star Search. He has studied at the Baltimore School of the Arts and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Larkins, and Cyrus Chestnut. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, Thomas discusses his musical education with Wendell Hairston, his recent performances, and his development as a jazz musician and composer.

Dates: 2002 July 31

Langston Fitzgerald oral history, 2002 November 15

 File — Box 6: [Barcode: 31857001709548], item: 15
Abstract Langston Fitzgerald is a trumpeter who played for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 2003 and served on the Peabody Conservatory faculty. A past winner of the John F. Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award, he has also played with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and served as assistant principal trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has been principal trumpet and musical contractor of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Orchestra...
Dates: 2002 November 15

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

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