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Bill Pierce collection of Berklee College of Music woodwind department recordings

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-028

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of performance recordings within the Berklee College of Music woodwind department collected by Bill Pierce during his tenure as an instructor at the College. The majority of items are audio cassettes (106 total), but other formats include 46 compact discs, 3 VHS tapes, and 14 quarter inch audio reels.

Dates

  • 1988-2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.

Recordings have not been transferred. Patrons may view an item’s container and/or carrier, but the original recordings are not available for playback due to preservation concerns. Patrons may request viewing/listening appointments, however due to format obsolescence and condition, recordings many not be available for transfer. Contact Archives staff for further information.

Biographical note

Jazz saxophonist Bill Pierce is the current chair of the woodwind department of Berklee College of Music. He has performed and recorded with such artists as Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams and Wynton Marsalis, and toured with Stevie Wonder amongst other artists. He studied in Berklee in the late 1960s and rejoined the Berklee community as a part time faculty member in 1975.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection has been minimally processed. Materials are currently housed in the original order they were received. A more detailed internal inventory is available upon request.

Creator

Source

Title
Bill Pierce collection of Berklee College of Music woodwind department recordings
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Sofía Becerra-Licha
Date
2014/07/31
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid were completed with support from a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the Berklee Archives Repository

Contact:
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St
Boston MA 02215 USA
617-747-8001