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Dalhousie University Archives Upstream Music Association fonds Nova Scotia
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Upstream Music Association fonds

  • MS-5-16
  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 2010 ; predominantly 1990 - 2010
Fonds contains the administrative, performance, and recording records of the Upstream Music Association; its ensemble, Upstream Ensemble or Orchestra; and its recording label, Undercurrent Recordings.

Upstream Music Association

Upstream directory

File includes contact information for members of the Upstream Music Association: Bob Bauer, Mark Bursey, Paul Cram, Laura Hoffman, Mike LaLeune, Don Lawrence, Steven Naylor, Jeff Reilly, Ken Rozee, Suzanne Saul, Steve Tittle, and Paul E. Vandall, Jr.

Reports and proposals from the Artistic Directors

File includes the budget for the 1993-1994 concert series; a report on the Desert Island Jazz Orchestra Workshop with Paul Cram and Jean Derome (Atlantic Jazz Festival, July 22, 1993); the Artistic Directors' report on the 1992-1993 concert season; and an overview of the project "Building Bridges."

Records of Jeff Reilly, Artistic Director

File contains cheque stubs, budgets, notes regarding Upstream Ensemble's performances, correspondence, Artistic Director reports to the Board, Reilly's notes from Board meetings, proposals, and copies of grant applications.

Correspondence, media releases, and reports from Paul Cram, Artistic Director

File contains records from the 1994-1995 season from Paul Cram, one of the Artistic Directors of the Upstream Music Association. The file includes copies of newspaper clippings with reviews of Upstream concerts; Sandy Moore's Curriculum Vitae; and Paul Cram's signed contract, on behalf of the Upstream Ensemble, for the Atlantic Federation of Musicians.

Cram, Paul

Application to Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture

File contains Upstream Music Association's application to the fund for "Assistance to Organizations for Special Projects in the Performing Arts" for April 12, 1992 to April 24, 1993, rough drafts of the application, and related correspondence. File also includes a letter of support from Saint Mary's University Art Gallery and a letter sent from Upstream to the Charles H. Ivey Foundation requesting support for the upcoming 1993-1994 season.

Application to the SOCAN Foundation

File contains Upstream's application for the 1996-1997 season annual student improvisation and composition workshop at Dalhousie University. File also contains related correspondence and statements of accounts from SOCAN for Upstream.

Artistic Director meeting minutes and financial records

File includes minutes of Artistic Directors meetings; Board meetings; budgets and project descriptions by performance season; a copy of the Memorandum of Association and By-Laws of Upstream Music Association; an Upstream mailing list; and copies of grant applications. These documents were likely used by Jeff Reilly during his term as Artistic Director for the association, given the various annotations on the records.
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