Paul Martin Zonn Music and Papers, 1950-2000 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul Martin Zonn Music and Papers, 1950-2000Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/35

Primary Creator: Zonn, Paul Martin, 1938- (1938-2000)

Extent: 14.2 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is organized into five series. The material is arranged alphabetically or chronologically by date, where applicable.

Date Acquired: 11/17/2004. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Music, School of, Music - United States, Music Composition

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music, publicity, programs, correspondence, education materials, photographs and sound recordings that document Paul Martin Zonn's career as a composer, conductor, clarinetist, and educator.

Series 1: Music, ca. 1955 - 1998 (Boxes 1 - 26 and 41)

Contains Paul Zonn's original compositions, his jazz arrangements, and his Mandolin Ensemble arrangements, compositions written for him and his various performing ensembles, and method books. The music is arranged alphabetically by size and then by styles.  Cross referencing between locations is indicated with the use of brackets, [ : ]. The first number identifies the box and the second identifies the folder. Of special note is his "Ultimate Nimbus" written for Clarinet Trio.

Series 2: Publicity, ca. 1950s - 2004 (Boxes 26 - 32, and 38 - 41)

Contains concert programs divided into important performances or performance venues, program notes, concert flyers, press releases, newpaper and magazine publicity, photographs, and sound recordings. The material is arranged by type and each type is then arranged chronologically.  Legal sized material is in box 38 and oversized materials in boxes 39 and 41.

Series 3: Correspondence, ca. 1957 - 1999 (Boxes 33 - 34, and 38)

Contains correspondence between Paul Zonn and contemporary composers and educators, various performing ensembles, Universities, publishing companies and radio stations. The material is arranged alphabetically by the writer. Of note are commissions for compositions made by several professional orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Series 4: Education, ca. 1955 - 1998 (Boxes 35 - 37, 38, and 40)

Contains Paul Zonn's classroom materials, published articles, and grant and fellowship proposals. Also contained here is the work of his students. The material is arranged chronologically.  Of note is a paper by Daniel Perantoni, former Professor of Tuba at the Unversity of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.

Series 5: Ephemera, ca. 1930s - 2004 (Boxes 37 - 39)

Contains material from Paul Zonn's high school years, college transcripts and commencement programs, memorial service programs, family photographs and history, and autographs from two famous composers.

Biographical Note

Paul Martin Zonn (1938-2000), modern clarinetist, composer, conductor, educator, gourmet chef, and cutup, graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's degree in Music in1958, the University of Iowa with a Master of Arts degree in 1965, and a Master of Fine Arts in Composition in 1966.√?¬† He then started his music career as a Fellow of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the√?¬† State University of New York at Buffalo (1966-67), following with the post of Composer-in-Residence and Conductor of the Grinnell Symphony at Grinnell College (1967-70).√?¬† He was then appointed Professor of Composition at the School of Music at the University of Illinois, where he retired in 1995 after serving as chairman for the Composition-Theory Division for several years.

Zonn began composing in his early teens and by the end of his life he had produced over 120 musical works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, jazz and mandolin bands, and a variety of instrumental solos.√?¬† As an innovator in music, he performed, conducted and composed classical, jazz, country, bluegrass, and avant-garde music with equal enthusiasm. In describing his own music Zonn wrote, "My compositions have always been concerned with the very new and the old and the integration of diverse elements?I use the many languages of world music and try to bind them together." He received numerous awards during his lifetime from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Illinois' Center for Advanced Studies.√?¬† He also performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Ravinia, and the Library of Congress.

Subject/Index Terms

Music, School of
Music - United States
Music Composition

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: November 17, 2004 and February 4, 2005.

Access Restrictions: None.

Acquisition Method: The music and papers were donated to the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Wilma Zonn on November 17, 2004.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Composers and IndividualsAdd to your cart.
Box 33: Correspondence: A - KAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Albers, Bradley, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Aldrich, Romena, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Alpert, Daniel, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Anderson, John, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Apfelstadt, Marc, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Arnstein, Charlotte, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Babbitt, Milton, 1966 - 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Baker, Claude, 1981, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Barkin, Elaine, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Bassett, Leslie, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bays, Robert, 1987 - 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bean, Calvert Jr., 1972, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Beck, Ken, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Benward, Bruce, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Berry, Rob, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Billman, David, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Bitter, John, 1957-59Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Blankenship, Shirley, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Boncer, Bill, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Bowlby, Tim, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Bowler, Bill & Jim Silvers, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Brandt, Ann, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Brooks, Richard, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Brown, Ann, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Brown, John, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Brun, Herbert, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Bruneau, Agnes, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Bunger, Richard, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Butter, Steve, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Calbrese, Rosalie, 1978, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Campbell, Griffen, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Campbell, Jim, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Canton, Benjamin, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Caravan, Ronald, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Carson, Steve & Michelle Myers, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Chaffee, Cindy & Norman Foster, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Chamberlain, Bob, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Cochran, Marilyn, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Connelly, Justin, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Cowley, David, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Cox, Paul, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Craft, Leo, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Cuthbert, Kenneth, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Daping, Qin, ca. 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Defolis, Bill, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 57: De La Mare, Philippe R., 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 58: De Roche, Don, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Dierks, Donald, 1963-64Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Donahue, Maggie, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Dorn, Ken, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Downey, John, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Druckman, Jacob, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Duffie, Bruce, 1993-94Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Duffy, John, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Dzuiba, Mark, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Eberhard, Dennis, 1978-79, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Errante, Gerald, 1970, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Fairlie, Margaret, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Fauchet, Bernard, 1981, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Fennelly, Brian, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Ferrito, John, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Ford, Mark, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Foss, Lukas, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Foster, George, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 76: Foster, Norman, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Freund, Don, 1979-80Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Frith, Barbara, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Fry, James, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Furrer, Franz, 1972-75Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Garcia, Orlando, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Gilbert, Dale, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Goddard, Robert, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Gonzalez, Luis, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Goodman, Bernard, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Graham, Marcha, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Gray, Skip, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Greene, Richard, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Grinnell College, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Grye, Steven, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Guinjoan, Joan, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Hackbarth, Glenn, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 94: Hageman, Thomas, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Hanks, Nancy, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 96: Hare, Clayton, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Harris, Donald, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Hasden, Wesley, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Hellerman, Bill, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Helm, Eugene, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Hipp, William, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Hoitenga, Camilla, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Hopkins, John, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Humble, Keith, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Hutcheson, Jere, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Igelsrud, Douglas, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Jaffe, David, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Johnston, Ben, 1973-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Johnston, Lori, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Juscki, Steve, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 115: Kalogeras, Alexandros, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Karling, William, 1986 - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 117: Kennedy, James, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 118: Kramer, Jonathon, 1977, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 119: Krosnick, Joel, 1965, 1982, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 34: Correspondence: L - Z; UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: LaBerge, Ann, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Laib, Susa, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Larsen, Elizabeth, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Levandosli, Eileen, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Levine, Renee, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Liebman, Judith, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lipp, Charles, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lowrey, George & Mary, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lundegard, Anders, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mandat, Eric, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Marietan, Pierre, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Marsh, Peter, 1966-67Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Martin, Kathryn, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Martino, Donald, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Martirano, Salvatore, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Marx, Angelina & Josef, 1963, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 18: McClellan, William, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 19: McDonald, Larry, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mercer, Janis, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Mischakoff, Anne, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mohr, Terry, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Monroe, Horton, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Moses, Don, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Opperman, Kal, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Ozimek, Ken, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Patterson, Ben, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Peterson, Larry, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Pettibone, Lillian, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Pfischner, Janet, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Plumme, Kathryn, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Pole, Karl, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Powell, Morgan, 1970s, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Radel, Kathryn, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Rauche, Anthony, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Richey, Rebecca, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Rollin, Robert, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Roy, James Jr., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Saburn, Kenneth, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Sandroff, Howard, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Satterthwaite, Helen, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Schechter, Nancy, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Schott, Robert, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Schuster, Sylvia, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Schwartz, Elliot, 1978-98Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Scott, Cleve, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Sherr, Laurence, 1972, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Sherrill, Byde, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Shrude, Marilyn, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Silvers, Jim, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Smith, Malcolm, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Snyder, Hazel, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Staley, James, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Stefanesau, Iouat, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Stein, Leonard, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Stephens, Suzie, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Stout, Alan, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Swegle, Connie, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Tanaka, Kenji, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 74: Tezak, Mark, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Thies, David, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Thomas, Augusta Read, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Thurmaie, Dave, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Tisne, Antoine, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Tower, Joan, ca. 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Turetzsky, Bertram, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: Vander Slice, John, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Weait, Christopher, 1977, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Weise, Chris, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Whalon, Marion, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 93: White, Gary, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 94: White, Jay, 1991, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Wiggins, Bill, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Williams, Jan, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Wilson, Verne, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Wishart, Trevor, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Woods, Porter, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 101: Wooldridge, David, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Wuorinen, Charles, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Yeh, John, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Zierolf, Lindsay, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Zonn, Paul & Andrea, ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Zucek, Michael, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Complaint Against Music 104: Kuennen, Lyons, & Ulrich, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Unidentified, ca. 1970s-1999Add to your cart.
Box 38: Correspondence: FAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Furer, Franz, ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Chamber Ensembles and OrchestrasAdd to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ariel Chamber Players & Erika Kiesantte, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: The Blair String Quartet & Christian Teal, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Jon Kramer, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Ciosoni & Bobbi Morris, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Ciosoni & Roulette Intermedium, Inc., 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Cleveland Chamber Symphony & Thoburn, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 26: The Nashville Symphony & Lynn Kittel, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Oakland Symphony Orchestra Association, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Opryland & Alan Kearting, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Springfield Symphony (Illinois) & Daniel Spreckelmeyer, 1974Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Universities and Other Learning InstitutionsAdd to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Bowling Green University, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Central Missouri State University & Halen, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Grinnell College & Joseph Wall, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Interlochen Center for the Arts & Hank Tilbury, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Johns Hopkins University & Miller, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Miami University (Ohio) & Sheppard, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Northwestern University & Center for Advanced Study, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Reed College & John Hancock, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale & Bottje, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 83: University of Hartford & Ed Hermeate, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 84: University of Illinois, 1970, 1978, & 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 85: University of Illinois & James Scott, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 86: University of Illinois & Harvey Spapleton, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 87: University of Iowa & Himie Voxman, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 88: University of the State of New York, 1959Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American String Teachers Association & Robert Klotman, 1989, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 22: B.M.I. & Ralph Jackson, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Chicago Cultural Center Concert Series, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 108: International Clarinet Association & Howard Klug, 1993-95Add to your cart.
Folder 109: International Clarinet Society & Linda Pierce, 1987, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Leblanc & Vito Pascucci, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 27: National Endowment for the Arts, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 28: National Public Radio & Calland, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Newport Classics, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Sony Classical & Rosemary Holland, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Tennessee All-Middle, Junior & Senior High Orchestras, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Tennessee Music Teachers Association, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Tromba Publications, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association & Winston Morris, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 96: WILL Public Radio (IL) & Nancy Stagg, 1994, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Young Audiences of Portland, Oregeon & Marjorie Butler, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Zuma Records, Inc. & Allan Segall, 1995Add to your cart.

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