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A Collection of VHS tapes, cassettes tapes, coursework, music, recordings, student essays and coursework belonging to Dr. Carolann Martin.

Carolann Martin was born on Nov. 20, 1935, in Woodward, Oklahoma to John C. Martin and Leah Shilling. In 1957, she received a scholarship from Oklahoma State University. From 1958-1961 she was appointed conductor for the local marine band, rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In 1964, she received her masters of arts from Ohio State University. 1977, she began her career in the music department at Pittsburg State University, while taking summer courses at the University of Arizona. She received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1979. After she received her doctorate, she began conducting for the Southeast Kansas Orchestra. In 1980, Dr. Martin won the National Adult Conducting Competition in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Throughout the early and mid-1980s she guest-conducted orchestras across the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom and South America. In 1986 she led the Arioso Chamber Orchestra along with Libby Larsen and Nancy Van De Vate, to create the album Journeys, which was played on National Public Radio. In the 1990s, she continued to conduct for the Southeast Kansas Orchestra and for local youth ensembles. In 2001, she retired, receiving Professor Emeritus status. Dr. Martin continued giving guest lectures and performances, and taught private lessons. She passed away on September 8th, 2019.

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Fine Arts, Military and War, Performing Arts



Size of Collection

10 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0281

Martin, Carolann, Collection, 1961-2019

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Music Commons



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