On Exhibit: The John Bavicchi Archive

Cover of "Selected Works of John Bavicchi"Exhibit: The John Bavicchi Archive

Location: Music Library, Tempe campus

Available: October–December, during normal library hours

Description: The ASU Music Library is pleased to announce the initial arrival of music manuscripts, papers, correspondence, memorabilia, and published scores and books belonging to the late Boston composer, music educator, and conductor John Bavicchi (1922-2012).  Mr. Bavicchi studied composition with Walter Piston at Harvard and, in 1964, was instrumental in starting the composition department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  In the spring, the remainder of the archive will make its way to ASU and will include audio tape interviews of world-renowned composers who visited Boston, including Sergei Prokofiev. 

The receipt of this important composers’ archive was made possible through the kindness of the Bavicchi Estate.  The current Music Library exhibit features select music manuscripts and related published scores and correspondence.  It will remain in place from October through December 2015.