Armacost Library is home to numerous special collections of individuals related to the School of Music.
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A collection of scores donated by Wayne Bohrnstedt (1923-2020). Bohrnstedt was emeritus faculty at the University of Redlands and chaired the School of Music. Bohrnstedt's works have been performed by the Eastman-Rochester Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a former faculty member at Bowling Green State University, Bohrnstedt wrote their university’s pre-game fight song "Forward Falcons." Redlands locals have our own treat, “Fanfare” played regularly at the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival.
A personal score collection and manuscripts donated by Ivan Boutnikoff (1893-1972). During his lengthy career, Boutnikoff conducted for renowned orchestras such as the Brussels Symphony, Wiener Philharmoniker and Bolshoi Ballet. He was also known for his symphonic compositions and arrangements.
Over 500 pieces of sheet music, mostly American compositions dating from the early to mid 20th century.
Compositions and manuscript scores by Johnston alumna and former University of Redlands faculty member Angela Jelliffe '72.
Original compositions of Rowland Leach (1885-1963), violinist and former director of the School of Music.
Over 1200 pieces of historical and modern vocal music donated by baritone and University of Redlands faculty member Walter Martin (1930-1987).
Electronic copies of compositions by Dr. Alexandra Pierce, Emerita Professor of the University of Redlands. Dr. Pierce taught at the University from 1968 until 2001, directing the composition program and distinguishing herself as a pianist and scholar interested in the intersection of music and movement.
Annotated scores donated by noted flutist, conductor and composer Ransom Wilson, Music Director and Conductor of the Redlands Symphony.