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Records of the Melba Conservatorium of Music, circa 1891-2008 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4584837
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Melba Conservatorium (East Melbourne, Vic.)
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1891-2008] 
40.09 m. (102 boxes) + 17 fol. boxes + 1 oversize box + 3 rolls + 9 loose art items + 1 packet + 1 fol. item. 
Summary

MS Acc09.044 comprises a combination of books, business records, correspondence, discs, ephemera, certificates, clippings, conferring of degree booklets, handbills, programmes, scrapbooks, journals, memorabilia, music manuscripts, photographs, posters, prints, printed sheet music and a sketch. The contents cover the period 1891-2007 (97 boxes, 16 fol. boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 rolls, 9 loose art items).

The MS Acc09.085 instalment comprises records relating to the Conservatorium that include student enrolment cards, 1938-1971, photographs of graduating students, CDs of student performances and ephemera. There are also papers relating to Nellie Melba, which include books, sheet music and voice recordings (CDs and a 78rpm record) (5 boxes, 1 fol. box).

The MS Acc09.123 instalment is a small collection of papers assembled by Amy Sanders, and originally donated by Roger Sanders (Amy Sanders' nephew) to the Melba Conservatorium of Music. The papers include: letters from Fritz Hart to Amy Sanders; concert programs for Conservatorium students' concerts (in which Sanders performed) and a performance of two of Fritz Hart's operas; black and white photographs of Hart at a garden party in 1931; handwritten notes headed "Preliminary comments by Madame Schumann" dated August 1950; a small number of press cuttings of concert reviews; Sanders' report cards for the years 1931-1934 from the Conservatorium; and an autographed copy of Elisabeth Schumann Liederbuch favourite songs (1 packet).

The MS Acc10.011 instalment consists of a framed letter from Professor G.W.L. Marshall-Hall to Harold Elvins's father, dated 23 December, 1909 (1 fol. item).

Biography/History

Established as the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music in 1901, the Melba Conservatorium of Music is a semi-private institution in Melbourne, managed by a Council which is affiliated with the Victoria University. Dame Nellie Melba associated herself closely with the Conservatorium and taught there from 1915 until her death in 1931.

Amy Sanders studied piano and voice at the Albert Street Conservatorium from 1931-1934. She went on to teach music at Malvern Girls' School and Fitzroy Girls' Secondary School, 1956-1969, as well as taking private students in piano technique, theory and harmony. She was also a qualified librarian and skilled administrator. Sanders lived in Kew, Victoria for all of her adult life and died in 2005, aged 92.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc09.044, MS Acc09.085, MS Acc09.123, MS Acc10.011.

Related Material Portrait of Nellie Melba, Paris, 1898; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/12678 LOC. 
Subjects Melba, Nellie, - Dame, - 1861-1931.  |  Sanders, Amy, - -2005 - Archives.  |  Melba Conservatorium (East Melbourne, Vic.) - Archives.  |  Conservatories of music - Victoria - Melbourne - Archives.  |  Pianists - Australia - Archives.  |  Music teachers - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1891-2008 
Occupation Musicians.
Other authors/contributors Sanders, Amy, -2005  |  Marshall-Hall, G. W. L. (George William Louis), 1862-1915
Terms of Use Copying of the Melba Conservatorium's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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