Art Dedrick Collection, 1939-1977Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Art Dedrick Collection, 1939-1977Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 069
Primary Creator: Dedrick, Art (1915-1980)
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 09/18/2013
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of four boxes of Dedrick's compositions and arrangements over the course of his career. Most are autograph scores in pencil, with a few published materials, and a handful of works by other arrangers.

Biographical Note

Arthur Wilson Dedrick was born on August 1, 1915 in Lyndon, New York, according to his birth record, though his 1940 draft registration card lists the adjacent town of Franklinville as his birthplace. Dedrick took up the trombone, and his brother Lyle "Rusty" Dedrick took up the trumpet, launching a distinguished career of this own. Art Dedrick graduated from the State University College of New York at Fredonia, and then worked as a trombonist and arranger with Red Norvo,  Joe Marsala, Claude Thornhill, and Vaughan Monroe. He also worked as a staff arranger for Buffalo, New York radio stations WGR and WBEN. He is best known for his work in music publishing and jazz education as a founder of Kendor Music, authoring over 300 compositions and arrangements. He later arranged for the pop music group The Free Design, which included several of Dedrick's children. Art Dedrick died in Tucson, Arizona on January 20, 1980.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Acquisition Method: Gift of Jason Dedrick.
Finding Aid Revision History: Major revision January 22, 2019.


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