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Glenroy C. Stein papers

Identifier: PIMS-0020

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Scope and Contents

The Glenroy C. Stein papers contain scores and method books written by Stein and various other composers. Series I contains manuscript scores written by Stein for violin, piano, and voice. It also includes method books by Stein for a variety of instruments. Series II contains scores and music arrangements by other composers. Also within the series are newspaper clippings featuring Stein, professional correspondence, concert programs, and performance posters.


  • Creation: 1865 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Biographical / Historical

Glenroy C. Stein (1899-1975) was born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in a musical family. He began studying violin with his father when he was five, and later received formal training from teachers Anne Reinhardt and Henry Schradieck. While a student at Columbia University, he also studied organ, composition, and singing.

In 1923, Stein was appointed associate administrator of a public school in North Carolina, where, in 1925, he also worked as the radio program director for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. In 1933, he became the Band Director at Benedictine College.

Most of Stein’s music was composed during the years he helped in the organization of instrumental music for elementary school in Dallas, where he composed, arranged, and conducted. His compositions include vocal, instrumental, chamber, band, and orchestral music.

From 1945 on, Stein focused on private teaching. He was appointed a general music instructor in Holston Valley High School as well as East Tennessee Teachers College in 1950.


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The Glenroy C. Stein papers contain scores and method books written by Stein and various other composers. Also included are personal papers which include newspaper clippings, correspondence, posters, and concert programs.

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Processed by Grace Minghsuan Tsai in 2016.


Guide to the Glenroy Stein papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
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