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Eduardo Diazmuñoz University of Illinois Opera Theatre Records Acquired by Sousa Archives

Eduardo DiazmuñozThe Eduardo Diazmuñoz University of Illinois Opera Theatre Records were transferred to the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the end of January.  The new collection of materials consists of correspondence, production records, School of Music committee and  Opera Division notes, audition and casting records, Opera Newslines newsletters, programs and production announcements, and fellowship awards documenting the general operation and management of the University of Illinois Opera Theatre program under the direction of Maestro Diazmuñoz between 2004 and 2014.  Diazmuñoz earned his BM magna cum laude at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and did advanced conducting studies under the auspices of the Sociètè Philarmonique in Paris, France. His studies included working with the renowned conductors and teachers Lèon Barzin and Leonard Bernstein.  He joined the University of Illinois as full professor and Chair of Opera for the School of Music in 2004, and retired in 2014 to take a position as Professor of Conducting and Music Director of the Conservatorium Orchestra for the University of Sidney.

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