University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Texas Music Festival
Collection Title Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival Records
Dates 1985-2013
Identification 09/2013-002
Physical Description 4.00 linear feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

“The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival ® was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive four-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music, and other distinguished artists.

TMF also offers instructional institutes for musicians ranging in age from junior high to adult in a variety of specialty areas (voice, flute, piano & jazz). Each institute is highly selective and students are chosen by auditions and/or teacher recommendations. Institute instructors include world-class performers and teachers that come from Houston, other major cities in Texas, and from throughout the world. Institute participants are involved in large ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, lessons, coachings, and musicianship classes. Additionally, each of these institutes culminate in a final performance and many offer multiple performing opportunities.”

Source: University of Houston, Immanuel & Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival, http://www.uh.edu/class/music/tmf/


Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials produced by or related to the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival held at the University of Houston. Collection materials date from 1985 to 2013, though the majority of materials are from 1991 to 2013. Materials are concentrated in the Houston area, though programs from concerts in Atlanta and Leipzig are also included.

Programs, concert schedules, festival calendars, unused application materials, invitations, correspondence, photographs, posters, publications, press clippings, a scrapbook, and numerous concert recordings are included. Also included is a Texas Music Festival Day Proclamation by Houston Major Bill White. Most of the later programs are included, but those from the 1990s are incomplete.  The digital concert recordings date from 2000-2011, but holdings are incomplete.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Series 3 of this collection contains digital archival materials, which can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Mary Manning (mmanning@uh.edu) for more information.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Moores School of Music
Texas Music Festival
Texas Music Festival. Orchestra
Genre/Form of Material:
Calendars
Clippings (information artifacts)
Posters
Publications (document genre)
Sound recordings
Topical Term:
Music Festivals -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Acquisition Information:

Transferred to the University Archives by Alan Austin, General & Artistic Director, The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival

Accruals:

Additional materials arrived December 4, 2013. Additional concert recordings are anticipated.


Detailed List of Contents

Programs

Scope and Contents
This series contains assorted Texas Music Festival Programs from 1992-2013. Included are Festival Programs and materials related to various TMF institutes and concerts. These include the Classical Minds Guitar Festival, Piano Institute, Jazz Institute, and Chamber Music Concerts. Programs have been arranged by date.
Box Folder
1 1 Festival Programs 1992-2005
2 Festival Programs 2006-2009
3 Festival Programs 2009-2010
4 Festival Programs 2011-2012
5 Festival Programs 2013
6 Classical Minds Guitar Festival 2004-2010
7 Other TMF institutes and concerts 2005-2013



Publicity and Press

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to the promotion and coverage of the Texas Music Festival. Materials have been arranged by function, except for oversized materials which have been separated. Most promotional and press materials date from 1991-2013, though at least one poster dates from 1985. Many materials such as concert schedules, festival calendars, unused application materials, invitations, correspondence, photographs, and posters were produced by the Festival or its affiliates. The series also includes materials produced by other sources, including Festival coverage in magazines and press clippings. Also included is a scrapbook, which has been disbound and its contents placed into 6 folders. The scrapbook includes a variety of TMF materials such as programs, invitations, press clippings, and correspondence, which have been maintained together rather than sorted into the other series. Oversize materials in this series include oversize posters, photographs, and a Texas Music Festival Day Proclamation by Houston Major Bill White.
Box Folder
1 8 Concert Schedules and Festival Calendars 1994-2013
9 Publicity/recruitment materials for participants 2007-2013
10 Application materials 1994-2011
11 Invitations and correspondence 1990-2011
12 Photographs 2001-2012
13 Press clippings and printouts 1991-2013
14 TMF in publications of other festivals and orchestras 2005-2013
15 TMF in other publications 2005-2011
16-21 Scrapbook undated
disbound
Drawer OVS_Folder
F.3 9 OVS Festival posters, Mayoral Proclamation, Photographs 1985-2012



Concert Recordings

Scope and Contents
This series features concert recordings from the Texas Music Festival ranging from 2000-2011. Approximately 200 recordings are available in their entirety, and partial recordings are available for approximately 25 more. These recordings arrived in the archives on CDs, but have been transferred off of these fragile media. Recordings are available digitally and can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Mary Manning (mmmanning@uh.edu) for more information.