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Schaaf, Elizabeth M.


Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred E. Prettyman oral history, 1996 October 11

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Overview Alfred E. Prettyman is a book publisher and college professor. He is the son of Edward Prettyman, a trumpeter and the conductor of the Colored Park Band of Baltimore. Alfred played a large role in changing the content of high school and college textbooks to include African Americans and Native Americans. He is the co-founder of Emerson Hall Publishers and the Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, he discusses his family's activity in the...

Anne Brown oral history, 2002 January 25

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Overview Anne Wiggins Brown (1912-2009) was a soprano who is best known for creating the role of Bess in George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess and starring in its initial stage run in 1935. Born in Baltimore in 1912, Brown attended Frederick Douglass High School and studied music with W. Llewellyn Wilson. After being denied entry to the Peabody Conservatory of Music because it did not admit African-American students at the time, Brown enrolled at the Juilliard...

Anne Brown oral history, 2002 October

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Overview Oral history interview of soprano Anne Wiggins Brown, conducted by telephone.

Arthur "Pigmeat" Garner oral history, 2002 August 16

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Overview Arthur "Pigmeat" Garner (1920-2011) was a saxophonist and member of the Royal Theater Orchestra. He played in the band at Douglass High School under the direction of W. Llewellyn Wilson. After graduating in 1939, he began playing with Tracy McCleary's Kentuckians at the Ritz and the Strand. During World War II, Garner performed with the 325th Army Band at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. In 1946, after his discharge from the Army, he returned to the band at the Royal Theater. He played with bands led...

Audrey McCallum oral history, approximately 2000

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Overview Audrey Cyrus McCallum was the first African-American student to attend the Peabody Preparatory division. She went on to study at the Peabody Conservatory with Julio Esteban, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1960 and a master's in Music Education in 1967. She began her career as a music teacher in the Baltimore public schools, particularly Western High School, where she taught for 22 years. She is a member of the faculty of Morgan State University. Audrey McCallum is in constant...

Calvin Lampley oral history, 2002 August 14

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Overview A record producer, composer, pianist, critic, and educator, Cal Lampley taught at the Peabody Conservatory and Morgan State University for many years in the 1970s and 1980s after working in the record industry. Interview with Elizabeth Schaaf.

Charles P. Harris oral history, 2002 April 2

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Overview Charles P. Harris (1916-2003) studied bass and violin with W. Llewellyn Wilson and Lucien Odend'hal. He began his career playing bass in Baltimore clubs and at the Royal Theatre on Pennsylvania Avenue. He toured and recorded with Lionel Hampton during the 1940s and with the Nat King Cole Trio for fifteen years, beginning in 1951. He also recorded with Wynonie Harris, Herbie Fields, Milt Buckner, and Arnett Cobb. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, Harris recounts his career as a local and...

Cyrus Chestnut oral history, 2004 January 22

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Overview Cyrus Chestnut is a jazz pianist. A Baltimore native, Chestnut began piano studies with his father, the pianist at Mount Calvary Baptist Church. At age nine, he began piano theory and musicianship classes at the Peabody Preparatory Division, where he studied for twelve years. He accompanied the choir at the Israel Baptist Church in East Baltimore. He attended Baltimore City and Harford County public schools, then Berklee College of Music, where he studied jazz composition and arranging....

Delandria Mills oral history, 2003 May 29

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Overview Delandria Mills is a jazz, gospel, and classical flutist, composer, educator, and author. She has studied at Prairie View A&M University and the Peabody Conservatory. Interview by Elizabeth Schaaf.

Dorothy Lofton Jones oral history, 1998 January 20

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Overview Dorothy Lofton Jones (1936-2018) was a soprano and a founder, artistic director, and costume maker of the Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore. She studied at the Peabody Preparatory and with Elaine Bonazzi. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, Jones describes her own musical development and the founding and growth of the Municipal Opera Company.