Fonds MS-5-23 - Stephen Pedersen fonds

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Stephen Pedersen fonds

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40 cm of textual and graphic records
27 audio recordings
ca. 75 scores
ca. 50 photographs

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Stephen Pedersen was a Canadian musician, composer and journalist. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a BA in English in 1957, he moved to Ontario where he received certificates in both teaching and instrumental music. For a decade he taught English at Danford Technical High School and Centennial College before moving to Nova Scotia in 1969 to play with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. He played the flute and piccolo with the ASO until the orchestra's collapse, when he began work as a freelance musician, composer and journalist. He was a founding member of Nova Music, a Halifax group of composers and performers dedicated to the presentation of new or seldom-performed music. Between 1988-2000 he served as both a Canada Council and Juno Awards jury member.

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Records were created and/or collected by Stephen Pedersen and remained with his family until they were donated by his wife, Virginia Beaton.

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Fonds contains records related to Stephen Pedersen's music teaching, composing and performance activities. Record types include manuscript music scores, sound recordings, posters and programs, contracts and correspondence.

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