MARC Record For Collection: Maudell Baker Collection, 1921-2019
LDR 00000npcaa a 4500
099 9 _a06/141
100 3 _aBaker, Maudell Gentry
245 00 _aMaudell Baker Collection
506 _aAccess to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
520 2 _aThe collection consists of two boxes of materials related to Maudell Baker's life and career.
545 0 _aMaudell Gentry Baker was born on August 25, 1913, in Henrietta, Texas, where the family lived on a farm. As a pianist, she earned the first Bachelor of Music degree offered at what is now the University of North Texas, graduating in 1934. A Denton Record-Chronicle article from May 30, 1934 noted that "The degree was authorized five years ago, but the requirements for it were so rigid that not until this spring were they fully completed by a student." While at North Texas, she studied piano with Mary Anderson and performed with Floyd "'Fessor" Graham and pianist Mrs. W.R. Vivrett Jr., among others, and she was elected to the Kappa Delta Pi honor society. After graduating, she taught in the Fort Worth school district and later lived in Nocona and in Paris, Texas, but spent much of her life in Gainesville, Texas after marrying Hank Baker. She continued teaching piano and organ, authored instructional materials for teaching music to very young children, and played piano for the Grand Avenue Baptist Church and the Gainesville State School. She was also an avid painter, painting scenes from nature and ranch life in Texas in watercolor and oil, and teaching lessons. Maudell Baker died in Gainesville, Texas on June 28, 2019 at the age of 105.
610 0 _aUniversity of North Texas. College of Music
650 0 _aPiano.
856 42 _3Control Card
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