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Morris Moshe Cotel (1943-2008) was a composer and pianist who was a member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty from 1972 to 2000. The Morris Moshe Cotel papers consist of letters from Cotel to his first wife, Karen Schwartzman, while Cotel was living in Rome and Israel in 1967 and 1968, as well as manuscript facsimile scores of two of his early compositions.
Paul Vacek was a violinist, pianist, and composer (using the pen name Paul Vazkén) who studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music from 1946 to 1949. His papers contain manuscript scores of his compositions and arrangements, drafts and fragments of manuscript scores, and personal papers.
Sergio Cervetti left his native Uruguay in 1962 to study composition in the United States, graduating with a degree from the Peabody Conservatory in 1967 and later teaching music at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University from 1972 to 1997. As a composer, he wrote more than 100 works drawing from electronic music, folk elements, European tradition, and minimalist aesthetics. The Sergio Cervetti papers contain scores and recordings of his works.
Thom Robinson (1962-1994) was a composer and violinist who studied with Morris Moshe Cotel and earned a degree in composition from the Peabody Conservatory in 1986. The collection contains manuscript and facsimile scores of Robinson's compositions. The bulk of the scores are for chamber ensembles, sometimes including voices.
Timothy Mather Spelman was an American-born composer who spent much of his career in Florence writing operas and vocal music. The collection includes manuscript and published scores of his compositions.
Virginia C. Blackhead (1882-1969) was the superintendent of the Peabody Preparatory from 1932 to 1944. Blackhead was also the director of the Baltimore and Ohio Women's Music Club from 1925 to 1940 and a musical advisor to the Peabody Junior Choir (later renamed the Phoenix Choir of Baltimore). The Virginia C. Blackhead music manuscripts (approximately 1905-1955) contain manuscript scores of songs for voice and piano composed by Blackhead.
Walter Spencer Huffman was a composer and music teacher who studied and served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in the 1940s and 1950s. From 1955 until his death in 2005, Huffman taught music privately in Maryland and continued to compose. The collection consists of holograph scores of approximately 150 works, including chamber music, symphonies, and choral music.
William A. Chrystal was a pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor based in the Pittsburgh area for most of his career. He attended the Peabody Conservatory in the 1950s and earned degrees in piano performance. The William A. Chrystal papers contain music manuscripts, programs, clippings, professional documents, and sound recordings.