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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 228

Maya Badian fonds.  - 1909-1993.  - 54 cm of textual records.  - 81 photographs.  - 8 audio tape reels.  - 30 audio tape cassettes.  - 2 videocassettes. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Romania, Maya Badian studied composition at the C.  Porumbescu Conservatory of Music in Bucharest with composers Tiberiu Olah and Aurel Stroe.  In 1992, under the direction of André Prévost, she obtained a doctorate in music (composition) from the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal.  From 1972 to 1985 she taught music in Romania, and from 1990 to 1992 was a teaching assistant at the Université de Montréal.  She gives lectures as a musicologist in Canada and Europe, and has served as an adjudicator at various international music competitions.  Her compositions include the cantata Canada 125, a Concerto pour guitare, a Concerto pour marimba et vibraphone, a Concerto pour 4 timbales, trompette et cordes, the symphony In memoriam and several pieces of chamber music, such as Dialogues and the wind quintet Movimento

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of Maya Badian:  curriculum vitae; biographical notes; official documents; personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts and copies of compositions by Maya Badian; plans and preparations for courses taught at the Université de Montréal; students' grades; student evaluations of Maya Badian's courses; the composer's analyses of her works; concert programmes; competitions and lectures; concert posters; analyses and thesis by Maya Badian for her doctorate in composition; press clippings; photographs of Maya Badian, members of her family, and personalities from the artistic community; sound recordings of works by Maya Badian and interviews; videocassettes of the graduation ceremonies at the Université de of Montréal (M. Badian's doctorate) and of a festival of contemporary music held in Hungary. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Maya Badian in 1993. 

Restrictions:  students' grades, curriculum vitae and some correspondence. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 

Accruals:  further accessions expected. 

Proactive Disclosure