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February 22, 1984
- Incorporated as a non-profit corporation, created with the
intention of being an official project to commemorate the Sesquicentennial
of the State of Texas with the first exhibit/program occurring
March 13, 1984
- Endorsement by Texas Music Educators Association
October 7, 1985
- Endorsement by Texas Music Association
October 29, 1985
- Endorsement by Texas Music Teachers Association
November 12, 1985
- Press conference/public announcement and exhibit/ program
at the Waller Creek Hotel.
December 6, 1985
- Designation as a State Sesquicentennial Association
February 19, 1986
- 501 (c) (3) final determination approved
February 24 - March 8, 1986
- Premier Sesquicentennial Exhibit and Programs Texas on Record
- A Seventy-Year History of Texas Recorded Music. This exhibit
was presented at First City Centre and included daily performances
of Texas Music. (Estimated attendance 5,000).
July 29, 1986
- Mechanical Music Exhibit and Program Band Organ and Music
Box Rally, co-sponsored by the Sunbelt chapter of the Music
Box Society International. The exhibit was held at the Elizabet
Ney Museum and was attended by 2,500 people.
October 10 - December 2, 1986
- Conjunto Music Exhibit in conjunction with a Festival and
Symposium on Conjunto Music co-sponsored by La Pea. The exhibit
was presented at Las Manitas Restaurant on October 10-11 and
at the Henry S. Terrazas Library from October 14 - December
2, 1986. Some 2,000 visitors attended.
June 12 - August 8, 1987
- African American Contributions to Texas Music I: Classical,
Gospel, Jazz, Ragtime/Barrelhouse. The exhibit, co-sponsored
by Friends of Carver Museum, was held at the Carver Museum and
was enjoyed by 1,500 visitors. Three public discussion and musical
programs (sacred, jazz and classical music) were well attended
and videotaped for use on ACTV.
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- Orquesta Music Exhibit in conjunction with a Festival and
Symposium on Orquesta Music sponsored by La Peña. The
exhibit was presented at Carver Museum and later at The Guadalupe
Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio. Combined attendance was
more than 1,500.
June 17 - August 17, 1988
- African-American Contributions to Texas Music II: Blues, Soul,
Ragtime and Barrelhouse co-sponsored by Friends of Carver Museum.
A symposium and music program on Texas Blues was presented on
June 17 at the Carver Library. A symposium and musical program
on Texas Soul music was presented on June 24th. The exhibit
and programs were attended by 1800 people.
July 16 - July 23, 1988
- Songs of Texas was presented in the Capital Rotunda. The
exhibit focused on songs about the Lone Star State, its heritage,
cities and historic places. A large collection of rare sheet
music was on display and a musical program including many of
the great songs of Texas. In addition, in conjunction with the
Sunbelt Chapter of The Musical Box Society International large
band organs played on the South Lawn of the Capital grounds
and smaller mechanical music machines played in the East Wing
of the Capital Building on July 16th. (Attendance was over 15,000
February 3 - February 26, 1989
- African American Contributions To Texas Music III: All aspects
of music were presented, i.e., Blues, Classical, Jazz, Gospel,
Soul and Barrelhouse. Four musical programs accompanied the
exhibit at the Carver Library: Gospel (Feb. 3rd), Jazz (Feb.
11th), Blues (Feb. 15th) and Barrelhouse Piano (Feb.25th). Over
2,500 people attended the exhibit and programs.
May 5 - August 19, 1989
- An Austin Medley - 150 Years of Austin Music History was
co-sponsored by the Austin History Center. A musical program
was presented that included a broad range of old and new songs
about Austin including the first performance in perhaps over
100 years of the Austin Schottische written in 1872. The exhibit,
musical program and resulting video taped program was an important
highlight of Austin's Sesquicentennial, attracting some 2,500
June 15 - July 28, 1990
- Good Enough To Keep - Jazz of Texas at the Carver Museum
with a satellite exhibit at Katz's Top of the Marc. The exhibit
and music program was enjoyed by over 1500 people. A video tape
program of the opening musical program featuring "JAMAD" has
been shown repeatedly on Austin Public Television.
July 14 - July 22, 1990
- Musica Tejana in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building. Over
15,000 people viewed the exhibit. The music program featuring
Lydia Mendosza, Tish Hinajosa and others was enjoyed by 1,000
people and later presented on Austin Community Television in
an edited format for Diez y Seiz 1990.
February 23 - May 31, 1991
- Texas Classics exhibit co sponsored by the Barker Texas History
Center featured Texas Classical Composers, pianists, and singers.
A music program featuring Ruth Bingaman Smith included her own
recordings and compositions by David Guion and John Steinfeld.
The musical program and the following exhibit attracted over
July 20 - July 28, 1991
- Waltz Across Texas in the rotunda of the Capitol Building.
Over 10,000 people viewed the exhibition on cowboy, country
and western swing music of Texas. The music program featured
the Light Crust Doughboys, Adolph Hofner, Red River Dave McEnery
and Cliff Bruner. A videotape of the program was repeatedly
presented on ACTV.
August 5 - August 31, 1991
- Images of Blues at the Carver Museum. The exhibit of over
60 Texas Blues musicians was enjoyed by over 1200 visitors.
A music program accompanying the exhibit opening featured local
Bluesman, Alfred "Snuff" Johnson.
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- Hot Texas Jazz the Carver Museum. Over 75 Texas Jazz Musicians
were featured in this exhibit, from turn of the century ragtime
Scott Joplin, to more recent artists such as Arnett Cobb and
Ornette Coleman. Approximately 1800 people enjoyed this exhibit.
August 5 - September 30, 1992
- Musikfest-German Contributions to Texas Music was presented
at Austin's Elisabet Ney Museum. Photographs, biographies, and
artifacts focusing on the history and cultural significance
of German Texas music was displayed including the first organ
built in Texas by a German immigrant organ builder. A live music
program was presented on August 29th including the Boerne Community
Band, the Austin Saengerrunde and the Austin Chamber Music Center.
Three workshops on aspects of Texas German music were also presented.
The exhibit and program were enjoyed by over 2,000 visitors.
April 13 - May 12, 1993
- Let The Choir Say Amen - an exhibit on African-American contributions
to Texas Gospel Music was presented at the Carver Museum. A
memorial musical tribute to Rev. E.M. Franklin (Leader of the
Paramount Singers) was presented at St. James Baptist Church
in conjunction with the exhibit. The exhibit and program was
attended by approximately 1500 visitors.
August 2 - August 24, 1993
- From Ragtime to Rock - Popular Music of Texas was presented
at the Dougherty Arts Center. A music program was presented
in the Dougherty Arts Center Theater featuring Austin contemporary
rock and pop artists. Visitors numbered more than 5,400.
August 2 - August 24, 1994
- Living Texas Legends turned the spotlight on living Texas
musicians who established their careers in the decades from
the 1930s through the 1950s. A music program was presented at
the Dougherty Arts Center Theater featuring "Red River Dave"
McEnery, Juan Lopez, "El Rey de la Redova" and others. Approximately
5,000 visitors attended the exhibit and program.
August 1 - August 29, 1995
- Muziky, Muziky
- Czech Contributions to Texas Music was presented at the Dougherty
Arts Center Gallery. The exhibit included early Texas Czech
bands, folksongs, Czech dance halls, as well as more recent
Czech bands. A music program featured Kovanda's Czech Band and
a rare appearance by Ray Krenek on the dulcimer.
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- Tejano Music History
and Development was presented at the Dougherty Arts Center Gallery.
The exhibit included early family bands and instrumentalists,
corridos, conjuntos, orquestas and Tejano crossover to pop,
rock and country. A grand opening music program was presented
featuring conjunto Aztlan who presented a musical history of
11 - August 31, 1997
- Rags to Rap - African
American contributions to Texas Music was presented at the Carver
Museum of Black History and Culture focusing on African American
Texas composers and musicians from Scott Joplin to contemporary
rappers. A satellite exhibit was also presented at the Austin
Visitors and Convention Bureau. A series of five music programs
was presented in conjunction with the exhibit, including performances
by Carol Fran, Clarence Hollimon, Major Lee Burkes, Martin Banks,
Ernie Mae Miller, and MC Overlord.
August 5 - October
- Our Native Spirit
- Diversity of Native American Music in Texas was presented
at the Carver Museum. This exhibit focused on Native American
music in Texas ranging, in time, from Pre-Columbian cultures
such as the Apaches, Wichitas, Caddos, Kiowas, and Tonkawas
to music of the mission Indians and contemporary reservations
tribes such as Alabama-Coushattas as well as urban Indians.
The exhibit included a display of rare artifacts such as flutes,
drums, rattles and rasps from the late 18th and early 19th century
July 5 - August
- And the Winners
Are... Texas Grammy Award Winners was presented at the Julia
C. Cutridge Gallery, Dougherty
Arts Center. The exhibit showcased over seventy-five Texas artists
who have won Grammys with a broad range of musical styles, from
classical to country. Biographical information, photos, copies
of original recordings/sheet music and recording artifacts provided
the visual element with musical samples on audiotape providing
insight into the variety of styles that have found national
appeal and led to the awards.
March 22 - May
- The Texas Piano
Professors presented at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
A series of charcoal portraits of the Piano Professors by local
artist Kevin Rollins as a special highlight of this show. Among
those depicted are Robert Shaw, Roosevelt "Grey Ghost" Williams,
Sammy Price, Erbie Bowser, Lavada Durst, Alex Moore, Carol Fran,
and Katie Webster. Short biographies depict the career of each
performer placing the musician in his or her local and national
July 5 - August
- FIRST LADIES Women
and Texas Music was presented at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery,
Dougherty Arts Center. The exhibit focused on women who have
made their work on the history of music in Texas. Among the
women featured, working in every style and genre, are such well-known
figures as Mary Martin, Barbara Mandrell, Tish Hinojosa, and
Erykah Badu as well as less-known, but equally influential historical
performers, including Olga Samaroff, Chelo Silva, Arizona Dranes,
and Dreda Aves.
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