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String Orchestra of the Rockies Records, 1985-2016

Overview of the Collection

Creator
String Orchestra of the Rockies
Title
String Orchestra of the Rockies Records
Dates
1985-2016 (inclusive)
Quantity
11.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 674
Summary
This collection contains administrative records, concert planning papers, concert brochures, public relations records, and various audio and visual recorded materials produced by the String Orchestra of the Rockies between 1985 and 2016.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In the autumn of 1984, a group of musicians met to discuss the creation of a professional string orchestra, the only ensemble of its kind in residence in Montana. Since then, the String Orchestra of the Rockies (SOR) has become a regular part of Montana's musical life. This unique orchestra draws upon the finest string players in the state, including faculty of the University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University in Bozeman, members of the Cascade Quartet in Great Falls, and other professional teachers and performers from Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, and Missoula. SOR performs without a conductor, relying on the inner cohesion and expertise of its musicians.

The orchestra has been heard across Montana on network television's "People and Places Under the Big Sky" and throughout the United States on National Public Radio's "Performance Today." SOR continues to build on its record of accomplishment, rising to a higher level of artistic development. The orchestra two has produced two CDs. Both have been released nationally and regionally. Through its years of growth, the purposes of the String Orchestra of the Rockies have remained constant: 1) to enhance and enrich the cultural climate of the region by providing classical music of the highest caliber, by providing regular concerts, 2) to provide resource support to public and private music education programs for Montana's children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains administrative records, concert planning papers, concert brochures, public relations records, and various audio and visual recorded materials produced by the String Orchestra of the Rockies. The collection contains both records of the internal workings of managing the orchestra as well as the record of its public output.

Series I contains the administrative records of the orchestra, which include organizational charts, organizational history, personnel lists, minutes of board meetings, financial records, fund raising records, and musician records including information on the various guest musicians who have played with the String Orchestra of the Rockies.

Series II is divided into to two subseries. Subseries 1 contains various concert planning records, grouped together around specific concerts. Subseries 2 is the complete collection of the orchestra’s concert and seasonal brochures.

Series III contains public relations materials, including membership lists, outreach programs, advertising records, public service announcements, newsletters, and news clippings.

Series IV is divided into four subseries. Subseries 1 contains digital audio tape format master recordings. Subseries 2 contains cassette recordings. Subseries 3 contains compact disc recordings and subseries 4 contains video recordings. The recorded materials document the studio and live performances of the orchestra.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. No duplication may be made of any SOR sound recordings without the express permission of the Artistic Director of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, conveyed directly to the Archivist.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], String Orchestra of the Rockies Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Administrative Records, 1985-2011Return to Top

4.0 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
By-laws
1985–2010
1/2
Mission Statement, Background, History, Board Member lists
1984–2010
1/3
20th Anniversary Information: Concert Log, Retrospective List of Musicians, History
1985-2005
1/4
Promotional/Informational Packet
1988–1989
1/5
Board Organizational Charts, Board Functions, Personnel Policy, Job Descriptions
1986–2003
1/6
Manager Applicants and Resumes
1988
1/7
Committee Information, duties and agendas
1986–1994
1/8
Personnel
1993–2010
19/2
Coordinator contract
2010
1/9
Minutes
1987
1/10
Minutes
1988
1/11
Minutes
1989
1/12
Minutes
1990
1/13
Minutes
1993
1/14
Minutes
1994
1/15
Minutes
1995
1/16
Minutes
1996
1/17
Minutes
1997
1/18
Minutes
1998
1/19
Minutes
1999
2/1
Minutes
2000
2/2
Minutes
2001
2/3
Minutes
2002
2/4
Minutes
2003
2/5
Minutes
2004
2/6
Minutes
2005
2/7
Minutes
2006
2/8
Minutes
2007
2/9
Minutes
2008
2/10
Minutes
2009
19/1
Minutes
2010
2/11
Correspondence
1985 – 1988
2/12
Correspondence
1992–2001
2/13
Correspondence
2002
19/3
Correspondence
2003-2005
19/4
Correspondence
2006-2008
19/5
Correspondence
2009-2010
19/13
Miscellaneous planning
1993-2009
19/11
Ticket counts
2002-2004
2/14
Budgets
1986–1987
2/15
Budgets
1988
2/16
Budgets
1989–1990
2/17
Budgets
1991-1992
2/18
Budgets
1994–1995
2/19
Budgets
1998–1999
2/20
Budgets
1999–2000
19/6
Budgets
2000–2001
19/7
Budgets
2002–2003
19/8
Budgets
2003–2005
19/9
Budgets
2008-2009
9/15
Concert Expense Reports
2008-2010
3/1
Financial Statements
1984-1985
3/2
Financial Statements
1985–1986
3/3
Financial Statements
1987
3/4
Financial Statements
1988
3/5
Financial Statements
1989
3/6
Financial Statements
1994-1995
3/7
Financial Statements
1995–1996
3/8
Financial Statements
1997
3/9
Financial Statements
1998–1999
3/10
Financial Statements
2000
3/11
Financial Statements
2001
3/12
Financial Statements
2002
3/13
Financial Statements
2003
3/14
Financial Statements
2004
3/15
Financial Statements
2005
19/8
Financial Statements
2009-2010
4/1
Fundraising – Planning, Solicitation, Correspondence
1986-2006
4/2
Fundraising – Raffle
undated
4/3
Fundraising
1986–2004
11/8
Silver Anniversary, Silent Auction
2010
11/9
Silver Anniversary, Silent Auction Donation Forms
2010
19/12
Donations
2002-2010
4/4
Donations, In-kind
1986-1988
4/5
Donations, Questions – Correspondence with Joan Jonkel, Attorney
1987
4/6
Donations, Gilbert A. Milikan Estate
undated
11/10
The Montana Community Foundation
1999-2009
4/7
Grants, Requests and Correspondence
1996-2001
4/8
Grants, "Story concerts"
1996-1997
4/9
Grants
1985 – 1989
4/10
Grants
1997–1999
4/11
Grant Work, Miscellaneous
1986-1993
4/12
Tax Documents
1985-1997
9/23
Tax Documents
2004-2008
9/16
Insurance
2010
4/13
Investments
2001-2011
4/14
Articles of Incorporation and corporation reports
1984-2010
4/15
Music Licensing - BMI and ASCAP
1994-2002
9/13
Music Licensing - American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
2003-2009
9/14
Music Licensing - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
2004-2009
9/18
Music Rental and Purchase
1999-2009
4/16
Booking Contracts
1987
4/17
Tic – It – Easy, Contracts and Correspondence
1991–1993
4/18
CD Project and Licensing Information
2001
4/19
CD Recording Project Information
2001
11/12
Recording Center Expenses
2004-2009
9/17
JFAT Concert Tour
2006-2007
5/1
Musician Contracts
1987–1988
5/2
Musicians – Names, Addresses, Miscellaneous Contracts
1987-2004
9/19
Musicians – Correspondence, Letters of Intent, Contracts
2005-2009
5/3
Guest Musician, Paul Hersh
2000
5/4
Guest Musician, David Fedele
2003
5/5
Guest Musician, Amit Peled
2004
5/6
Guest Musician, Ian Swensen
2004
5/7
Guest Musician, Paul Colleti
2004
5/8
Guest Musicians, David Heyes and Sarah Poole
2004
5/9
Guest Musician, Thibault Cauvin
2005
9/21
Outlet Sales
2006
9/22
Retreat
2006-2009

Series II:  Concerts, 1984-2016Return to Top

1.5 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Concert Planning
1984-2009
Box/Folder
5/10
Museum Concert
December 1984
5/11
Concert Info and Planning
1985
5/12
Concert, February Concert
1986
5/13
Concert, April Concert
1986
5/14
Concert
May 1986
5/15
Concert, Fall Tour
1986
5/16
Concert, Christmas
1986
5/17
Concert, Celebrity Concert
1987
5/18
Concert, Spring
1987
5/19
Concert
October 1987
5/20
Concert
December 1987
5/21
Concert, Christmas Tour
1988
5/22
Concert, February, Benefit Recital
1988
5/23
Concert
May 1988
6/1
Concert Series
1988 – 1989
6/2
Concert
March 1989
6/3
Concert
June 1989
6/4
Concert, Performance at the All NW MENC Conference
1989
6/5
Concert, Musical Garden Tour
1994
6/6
Concert, Christmas
1994
6/7
Concert, Winter
1995
6/8
Concert, Homecoming
1996
6/9
Concert
December 2001
6/10
Mansfield Tribute Concert, Research and Planning
2002
6/11
Mansfield Memorial Concert
2002
6/12
Concert, The Bach Connection and Alecia Edelberg
2002
6/13
Concert, The B’s Concert
2002
11/11
Montana Summer Music
2002-2003
6/14
Concert, Kimberly Houser Heavenly Harp Concert
2003
6/15
Concert, Solo String Competition
2003
6/16
Concert, 20th Anniversary
2005
6/17
Concert, We’ll Be Together Again with the Jeni Flemming Trio
2006
11/13
String Competition
2008-2009
Subseries 2: Programs and Seasonal Brochures
1985-2016
Box/Folder
7/1
Programs
1985
7/2
Programs
1986
7/3
Programs
1987
7/4
Programs
1988
7/5
Programs
1989
7/6
Programs
1990
7/7
Programs
1991
7/8
Programs
1992
7/9
Programs
1993
7/10
Programs
1994
7/11
Programs
1995
7/12
Programs
1996
7/13
Programs
1997
8/1
Programs
1998
8/2
Programs
1999
8/3
Programs
2000
8/4
Programs
2001
8/5
Programs
2002
8/6
Programs
2003
8/7
Programs
2004
8/8
Programs
2005
8/9
Programs
2006
8/10
Programs
2007
8/11
Programs
2008
8/12
Programs
2009
8/13
Programs
2010
8/14
Programs
2011
8/15
Programs
2012
8/16
Programs
2013
8/17
Programs
2014
8/18
Programs
2015
8/19
25th Anniversary Program
2010
8/20
10th Anniversary Brochures
1995
8/21
Concert Season Brochures
2000-2001
9/1
Concert Season Brochures
2002-2003
9/2
Concert Season Brochures
2003–2004
9/3
Concert Season Brochures
2004–2005
9/4
Concert Season Brochures
2005–2006
9/5
Concert Season Brochures
2006–2007
9/6
Concert Season Brochures
2007–2008
9/7
Concert Season Brochures
2008–2009
9/8
Concert Season Brochures
2009–2010
9/9
Concert Season Brochures
2010–2014
9/10
Concert Season Brochures
2014–2016
9/11
Season Promotional Brochures
1991–2005
9/12
Concert Fliers
1986–2010

Series III:  Public Relations and Publicity, 1985-2015Return to Top

1.0 linear foot
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/1
Education Outreach
1997-2009
10/2
Publicity Committee
1987
10/3
Business Advertising
1987
10/4
Brochure, program, and advertising costs and planning
1985-2005
10/5
Advertising Contracts and Summaries
2000–2001
10/6
Advertising Contracts and Summaries
2001–2002
19/14
Advertising Summaries
2002–2003
19/15
Advertising Contracts and Summaries
2003–2010
10/7
Public Service Announcements
1987–1988
10/8
Newsletters
1988
10/9
Newsletters
1991–1994
10/10
Audience Survey
1993
10/11
Running List of News clippings
1990–2004
10/12
News Clippings
1985
10/13
News Clippings
1986-1988
10/14
News Clippings
1989–1991
10/15
News Clippings
1992–1994
10/16
News Clippings
1995–1997
10/17
News Clippings
1998–2000
10/18
News Clippings
2001–2003
10/19
News Clippings
2004–2006
10/20
News Clippings
2007–2010
9/20
News Clippings
2015
10/21
Photographs, Orchestra Portrait
1994
10/22
Photographs, Orchestra Portrait
1995
10/23
Photographs, Quinn’s Hot Springs Concert
2004
10/24
Photographs, Concert
2004
10/25
Photographs, 20th Anniversary Concert Reception
2005
10/26
Photographs, Individual players
undated
OS 17, MC VII-1
Poster, JS Bach, Brandenburg Concertos
December 1987
OS 17, MC VII-1
Poster, First Annual Musical Garden Tour
1994
OS 17, MC VII-1
Cover of Missoulian Entertainer
December 1987
OS 17, MC VII-1
Cover of Missoulian Entertainer
February 1995
11/1
Membership list
1988–1991
11/2
Membership list
1998–1999
11/3
Membership list
1999–2000
11/4
Membership list
2000–2001
11/5
Membership list
2002–2003
11/6
Membership list
2003–2005
11/7
Season Ticket Holders
undated

Series IV:  Recorded Materials, 1985-2014Return to Top

2.5 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Masters
1985-1996
Box
21
Cassette
February 1985
21
Cassette
April 14, 1985
20
Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape - master, Part 1
April 14, 1985
20
Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape - master, Part 2
April 14, 1985
21
Cassette, Spring Concert
June 8, 1985
20
Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape - master, Spring Concert
June 8, 1985
21
Cassette
2 copies
July 7, 1985
21
Cassette, Spring Concert
1986
21
Cassette, Fall Tour, Missoula
1986
20
Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape - master, Fall Tour, Bozeman, Part 1
October 26, 1986
20
Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape - master, Fall Tour, Bozeman, Part 2
October 26, 1986
21
Cassette
December 1986
21
Cassette
1986
12
Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape - master, Bach Brandenburg Concertos No. 4 & 5
1987
12
DAT [Digital Audio Tape] Master recording, Concert
May 1992
12
DAT master recording, Concert
September 26, 1993
12
DAT master recording, Concert
December 19, 1993
12
DAT master recording, Concert
Winter 1994
12
DAT master recording, Concert
1994
12
DAT master recording, Concert
October 23, 1995
12
DAT master recording, Concert
February 25, 1996
12
DAT master recording, Concert
1996
12
DAT master recording
May 11, 1996
Subseries 2: Cassettes
1985-1998
Box
21
Cassette, Demonstration Recording
September 1985
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
1985
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
December 1985
21
Cassette, Best of the String Orchestra of the Rockies
1985-1987
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Butte
October 1986
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Bozeman
October 26, 1986
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
February 1987
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Spring Concert
1987
13
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
1987
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
October 16, 1988
13
Cassette tapes Bach piano concert
undated
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
October 7, 1990
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
February 23, 1991
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies
2 copies
May 9, 1992
13
Cassette, Great Falls
1993
21
Cassette, Quartet for the End of Time
2 copies
March 29, 1993
13
Cassette
September 26, 1993
13
Cassette
1994
13
Cassette
1994
13
Cassette
1994
13
Cassette
February 25, 1995
13
Cassette
May 7, 1995
13
Cassette
February 25, 1996
13
Cassette, Fall Concert
1996
13
Cassette, "A Tribute to John Lester"
1995
13
Cassette, "LIVE!"
undated
13
Cassette, "Educational Outreach Tour"
1998
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies Live!
undated
21
Cassette, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Spring
undated
Subseries 3: Compact Discs
1985-2014
Box
20
CD, String Orchestra of the Rockies Library Transcripts
1985
20
CD, String Orchestra of the Rockies Library Transcripts
June 8, 1985
18
CD
CD created in 2010 from VHS audio tape.
May 31, 1986
20
CD, String Orchestra of the Rockies Library Transcripts
1986
18
CD
February 1, 1987
18
CD
December 19, 1987
20
CD, String Orchestra of the Rockies Library Transcripts
December 20, 1987
18
CD
May 22, 1988
18
CD
December 17, 1988
18
CD
March 4, 1989
18
CD
June 3, 1989
18
CD
October 14, 1989
18
CD
December 17, 1989
18
CD
March 17, 1990
18
CD
June 2, 1990
18
CD
October 7, 1990
18
CD
June 1, 1991
18
CD
October 12, 1991
18
CD
December 22, 1991
18
CD
December 5, 1992
18
CD
March 6, 1993
18
CD
May 16, 1993
18
CD
December 10, 1994
14
CD
November 30, 1996
14
CD
September 20,1998
14
CD
November 15, 1998
14
CD
February 21, 1999
14
CD
April 18, 1999
14
CD
September 19, 1999
14
CD
December 11, 1999
14
CD
February 20, 2000
14
CD
April 9, 2000
14
CD
October 1, 2000
14
CD
December 16, 2000
14
CD
September 30, 2001
14
CD
December 15, 2001
14
CD
February 24, 2002
14
CD
April 14, 2002
14
CD
September 28, 2002
14
CD
November 10, 2002
14
CD
February 16, 2003
14
CD
May 4, 2003
14
CD
September 14, 2003
14
CD
November 23, 2003
14
CD
March 29, 2004
14
CD
April 18, 2004
14
CD
September 19, 2004
14
CD
December 18, 2004
14
CD
February 20, 2005
14
CD
September 18, 2005
14
CD
December 17, 2005
14
CD
February 26, 2006
14
CD
April 23, 2006
14
CD
October 8, 2006
14
CD
December 18, 2006
14
CD, The Jeni Fleming Trio with The String Orchestra of the Rockies, "We’ll Be Together Again"
undated
14
CD
February 18, 2007
14
CD
April 15, 2007
14
CD
October 14, 2007
14
CD
December 15, 2007
14
CD
February 10, 2008
14
CD
April 20, 2008
17
CD
September 14, 2008
17
CD
December 15, 2008
17
CD
March 1, 2009
17
CD
May 3, 2009
17
CD
September 20, 2009
17
CD
December 13, 2009
17
CD
February 21, 2010
17
CD
May 2, 2010
17
CD
September 12, 2010
17
CD
December 12, 2010
17
CD
February 13, 2011
17
CD
April 17, 2011
17
CD
September 11, 2011
17
CD
February 26, 2012
17
CD
April 15, 2012
17
CD
September 16, 2012
17
CD
December 9, 2012
17
CD
February 24, 2013
17
CD
April 21, 2013
17
CD
September 15, 2013
17
CD
December 15, 2013
17
CD
February 16, 2014
20
CD
September 21, 2014
20
CD
November 15, 2014
20
CD
February 22, 2015
20
CD
May 10, 2015
20
CD
September 20, 2015
20
CD
November 22, 2015
Subseries 4: Audio and Video Recordings
1986-2010
Box
15
Audio only VHS Tape, "Gala Concert"
May 1986
15
Audio only VHS Tape, Spring Concert
1986
15
Audio only VHS Tape
October 1986
15
Audio only VHS Tape, Butte
October 1986
15
Audio only VHS Tape, Dress Rehearsal
December 1986
15
Audio only VHS Tape, Sarah Avery Recital
1986
15
Audio only VHS Tape
May 1986
15
Audio only VHS Tape
Fall 1987
15
Audio only VHS Tape, Gala Concert
1987
15
Audio only VHS Tape, Spring Concert
1987
16
Audio only VHS Tape
1985 – 1986
16
Audio only VHS Tape, SOR with Haroutene Bedelian
1987
16
DVD, KPAX TV show on SOR
circa late 1980s
16
VHS Tape, Winter Concert
February 23, 1991
16
DVD, Winter Concert
DVD created in 2010 from VHS tape
February 23, 1991
16
DVD, Rehearsal
April 19, 1997
16
DVD, Christmas Concert
December 1997
16
DVD, "Amy-Piano"
undated
16
VHS Tape, SOR Sarah Harball
undated
16
VHS Tape, SOR Public Service Announcement Short, Amit Peled
September 2004
16
VHS Tape, SOR Public Service Announcement, Swensen
2004
16
DVD, SOR 2004 Public Service Announcements - Peled, Swensen, Harball
also includes Handel Rehearsal March 8, 1989 and Montana Outreach event 1998
1898-2004
16
DVD, Amit Peled
April 20, 2008
16
DVD, mp3 files of all SOR audio CDs through 2009 and searchable PDF image files of all CD covers
2010
16
VHS Tape, Building Art Participation, Montana Arts Council
does not appear to have any content related to SOR
2001