Community Concert Association programs

Community Concert Association programs

Dates: 1942-1989

The collection is a series of fifty-three bound volumes covering performances financed by the Community Concert Association between 1942 and 1989. Each program contains the evening's musical itinerary, notes on each piece, and a biography of the performer or performers. Music of all genres and styles is represented, from standard concert repertoire to ballets, operas, jazz, and folk, played by both American and international musicians.

  • Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Community Concerts, Inc.
  • Call Number: MSS 7842
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
The original order of the collection has been retained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Comunity Concert Association programs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7842; Community Concert Association programs; Music Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7842, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Florida State University Music Library in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Florida State University Music Library; 2009.
Subject Terms
Community Concerts, Inc.; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Lindsay Weaver; May 2011.
Appraisal Information
Opera and ballet programs, (Section IV.a.i.2 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Community Concert Association programs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lindsay A. Weaver
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-06-27T15:38-0600
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Administrative History

The Community Concerts Associations began as a way to expand musical culture from the big cities into smaller communities that lacked the resources to attract quality entertainment. Community Concerts first began in 1922 as the Organized Audience Movement, headed by Dema Harshbarger and Ward French. They soon attracted the attention of Columbia Concerts Corporation (later to become Columbia Artists Management, Inc.), which adopted Community Concerts in 1928. Community Concerts, Inc., was then established as a subsidiary of Columbia Artists Management to assist local communities to form their own Community Concert Associations, finally becoming its own subdivision in 1996. In 1999, Columbia Artists Management sold Community Concerts to Trawick Artists Management. By 2003, Trawick Artists Management went bankrupt due to funds mismanagement. At the height of Community Concerts, about 1,200 nonprofit associations existed across the country; now, many of them still survive as independent entities which have cut ties with Trawick and function on their own.

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