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Theodore Newman Collection

Collection Overview

  • 7 audiocassettes
  • 3 audio reels
  • 5 folders of research notes, including correspondence

Theodore Newman (1933-1975) was an American composer during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Mr. Newman studied at the University of Miami (FL) and the Julliard School. During his time at the Julliard School, Newman studied with three famous teachers: William Bergsma, Vittorio Giannini, and Vincent Persichetti. Following his education, Theodore Newman composed several instrumental and vocal works.

The collection is composed of materials used by former Florida State University graduate student, the late Kathleen Ciambella, for an uncompleted thesis. Her topic was a study of Theodore Newman’s life and selected works. In addition to drafts and a prospectus for the thesis, there are several folders of notes, including correspondence with Bergsma, Persichetti, and others, and recordings (in reel-to-reel and tape format) of Newman’s works.

Materials are available for research by arrangement with our Special Collections staff.