Raleigh Chamber Music Guild Records 1941-1994

Size
8.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00217

Minutes, administrative files, committe records, publicity materials, programs, scrapbooks, and other records of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild.

The Raleigh Chamber Music Guild in Raleigh, North Carolina, has presented chamber music concerts since 1941. As of 2006, the Guild presents nationally and internationally known artists as well as North Carolina musicians. The Guild also offers events for local musicians and composers, including master classes for and performances by young, student musicians, competitions for chamber music composers, and sponsorship of concerts by local musicians.

Biographical/historical note

The roots of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild (RCMG) lie in the efforts of a small group of people who planned a series of three chamber music concerts by North Carolina artists in the spring of 1941. From this beginning the Guild has continued to grow and evolve over the past fifty-plus years, shifting location several times. In addition to featuring North Carolina artists, the Guild has expanded its scope to include nationally and internationally known artists, such as the Juilliard String Quartet, and the Tokyo and Cleveland Quartets. The Guild also offers events for local musicians and composers, including master classes for and performances by young, student musicians, competitions for chamber music composers, and sponsorship of concerts by local musicians. The Guild's activities are funded primarily by member support, with additional contributions from foundations, individual benefactors, and the assistance of North Carolina State University. A trust fund also provides financial support for various Guild programs.

1941 Spring
Guild founded by a group of about twenty local music lovers and musicians in Raleigh, North Carolina.
1941 April 25
First concert, presented in the Raleigh Little Theatre. Artists: Edgar and Dorothy Alden, Charlotte Houston Atkinson, Herbert Bird, violins; Katherine Eide, William Klenz, Peter Farrell, cellos; Christian Kutschinski, Julia Mueller, Paul Oncley, violas; Henry Bruinsma, double bass; Aileen McMillan, Dorothy Phelps, piano.
1941 Season
Subscription (3 concerts): $2.00.
1941-1942
Expenses for six concerts: less than $500.00.
1942-1946
Concerts suspended as wartime duties took many musicians away from Raleigh.
1947 September
Guild re-organized and concerts moved to St. Mary's College auditorium.
1949 January 22
Juilliard String Quartet the first non-local ensemble presented.
1949-1950 Season
Concerts moved to Meredith College Auditorium.
1953-1954 Season
Budapest String Quartet gave its first concert in Raleigh.
1957-1958 Season
Began the tradition of presenting all artists from outside the Triangle area. (Subsequently, there were occasional exceptions.).
1961-1962 Season
Artists' Fees: $2,750 (5 concerts).
1962-1963 Season
Concerts moved to the ballroom of Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University).
1969-1970
Winston Music Collection was established at NCSU.
1972
RCMG Endowment was established to provide basic operating support.
1972
Concerts moved to the (then) new Stewart Theatre at NCSU.
1984
Guild commissions its first work.
1985
Ellen Black Winston Trust Fund established as a result of a bequest. Income used to defer the costs of one annual memorial concert in Ellen Winston's name in perpetuity.
1986
Guild hired first part-time manager.
1989
Guild opened its first office at Artspace in downtown Raleigh.
1991-1992
The 50th anniversary season. Annual budget $45,000. Season subscription: $50.
1991-1993
General decline in audience size. Guild hired a consultant and developed a strategic plan.
1993
Guild moved its office to 112 South Blount St.
1994-1995 Season
Concerts moved to the new Fine Arts Center at Ravenscroft School. Subscriptions increase by 70%.
1999
Sights and Sounds on Sundays series, featuring North Carolina ensembles, debuted at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
2000
Guild created a new three-year strategic plan.
2001
A three-year, $150,000 endowment fund drive announced.
2001-2002
The 60th anniversary season. Annual operating budget $102,350. Season subscription: $75. Masters Series moved to the new A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the BTI Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Season opened with the Eroica Trio playing the world premiere of a work commissioned by RCMG for the occasion.

Scope/content

Minutes, administrative files, committe records, publicity materials, programs, scrapbooks, and other records of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild.

Physical description

8 boxes, 1 halfbox, 4 cartons

Arrangement

By type of material.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Raleigh Chamber Music Guild Records, MC 00217, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Given by the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild, Inc., University Student Center, Box 5217, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27650, 1988, 1989.

Processing information

Processed by Special Collections Staff

Encoded by Linda Sellars, 2006 March

Minutes 1970-1971
Box 1
Minutes 1971-1972
Box 1
Minutes 1972-1973
Box 1
Minutes 1973-1974
Box 1
Minutes 1974-1975
Box 1
Minutes 1975-1976
Box 1
Minutes 1976-1977
Box 1
Minutes 1977-1978
Box 1
Minutes 1978-1979
Box 1
Minutes 1979-1980
Box 1
Minutes 1980-1981
Box 1
Minutes 1981-1982
Box 1
Minutes 1982-1983
Box 1
Minutes 1983-1984
Box 1
Minutes 1984-1985
Box 1
Minutes 1985-1986
Box 1
Minutes 1986-1987
Box 2
Minutes 1987-1988
Box 2
Minutes 1988-1989
Box 2
Minutes 1989-1990
Box 2
Minutes 1990-1991
Box 2
Minutes 1991-1992
Box 2
Officers' and Administrators' Papers, Guild Manager 1985-1991
Box 3
Officers' and Administrators' Papers, Presidential Correspondence 1971-1992, undated (broken)
Box 3
Officers' and Administrators' Papers, Treasurer 1975-1989 (broken)
Box 3
Committee Papers. Audits 1983-1987 (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Budget and Finance 1975-1991 (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Corporate Sponsor Committee
Box 4
Committee Papers. Historian/Archives 1973-1984, undated (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Long Range Planning Committee 1970-1989 (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Master Class 1973-1992, undated (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Membership 1973-1992, undated (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Nominating Committee 1974-1980 (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Planning Committee 1980-1981
Box 4
Committee Papers. Program Committee 1973-1990, undated (broken)
Box 4
Committee Papers. Trust Fund Committee 1971-1992, undated
Box 4
Administrative Files. Agreements 1972-1990, undated (broken)
Box 5
Administrative Files. Articles of Incorporation
Box 5
Administrative Files. Assessment Report 1992
Box 5
Administrative Files. Board Lists 1970-1992
Box 5
Administrative Files. Calendars 1970-1990 (broken)
Box 5
Administrative Files. Clippings 1978-1992, undated
Box 5
Administrative Files. Commission Applicants 1986-1987
Box 5
Administrative Files. Commission, Kechley 1986-1987
Box 5
Administrative Files. Commission, Klausmeyer 1975, 1982-1984
Box 5
Administrative Files. Commission, Ward 1986
Box 5
Administrative Files. Committee Lists 1977-1991 (broken)
Box 5
Administrative Files. Constitution and By-Laws
Box 5
Administrative Files. Grant Applications and Awards 1972-1991 (broken)
Box 5
Administrative Files. Publicity Materials 1978-1991, undated (broken)
Box 5
Administrative Files. Reviews 1941-1994, undated (broken)
Box 5
Administrative Files. Season and Special Event Flyers 1973-1993 (broken)
Box 5
Artist Publicity Materials. Miscellaneous Artist Publicity Materials
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Aspen Wind Quartet
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Bach Aria Group
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Bach Ensemble
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Boston Camerata
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Chang/Thomas/Kogan Trio
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Kenneth Cooper
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Dorian Wind Quartet
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Emerson String Quartet
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Green-Moyer Duo
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Guarneri String Quartet
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Juilliard String Quartet
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Michael Lorimer
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. The Muir String Quartet
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. New York Philomusica
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. North Carolina Symphony
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Philip Glass Ensemble
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Raleigh Chamber Players
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. The Tallis Scholars
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Tokyo String Quartet
Box 6
Artist Publicity Materials. Vermeer String Quartet
Box 6
Audiocassettes, Scores, Officers' and Members' Personal File 1984
Half box 9
Programs 1941-1951
Box 7
Programs 1951-1955
Box 7
Programs 1955-1960
Box 7
Programs 1960-1964
Box 7
Programs 1964-1970
Box 7
Programs 1970-1973
Box 7
Programs 1973-1976
Box 7
Programs 1976-1979
Box 7
Programs 1979-1982
Box 7
Programs 1982-1985
Box 7
Programs *1985-1988
Box 7
Programs 1988-1991
Box 7
Programs 1991-1993
Box 7
Programs *1985-1990 featured Winston Concert Series
Box 7
Scores
Carton 10
Scrapbooks 1974-1975
Box 8
Scrapbooks 1975-1976
Box 8
Scrapbooks 1978-1984
Box 8
Scrapbooks 1991-1992-50th Anniversary
Box 8
Miscellaneous. Audio cassettes
Box 8
Miscellaneous. ScoresBox
Box 8
Miscellaneous. Officers' and Members' personal files
Box 8
Unprocessed Records circa 2000-2009
Carton 11
Unprocessed Records 1996-2004
Carton 12
Unprocessed Records circa 1997-2011
Carton 13
Unprocessed Records 2009-2013
Carton 14
Unprocessed Records circa 1971-1991
Carton 15
Unprocessed Records circa 1991-2008
Carton 16

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Raleigh Chamber Music Guild Records, MC 00217, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.