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At a Glance
Correspondence and teaching materials.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Material is unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jonathan D. Kramer Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
Papers processed mmb 5/2/1999.
Papers appraised appraiser [date].
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Jonathan Kramer came to Columbia in 1988, having previously taught at the Oberlin Conservatory, Yale University, and the University of Cincinnati. He has been visiting professor, or visiting composer, at numerous institutions in the USA and abroad. As a scholar of music theory, his research interests include time, meter, and rhythm, in particular complex ratio rhythms, and he has a book in progress on music and postmodernism. As a composer, he works mainly with chamber and orchestral media. Professor Kramer has received fellowships and grants from the NEA (1977, 1984, 1988), the NEH (1976, 1985-86, 1992-93) and other organizations, has won many competitions, and received numerous commissions. Works by him have been selected for performance at the World Music Days of the ISCM (Israel, 1980; Netherlands, 1985; Poland, 1992).