Judith Bevans was a Music Therapist and teacher at the Lower School at the Perkins School for the Blind from 1963-1994. The collection consists of music sheets in many formats including Braille, embossed plastic, embossed metal, and embossed paper. The collection includes experimental materials that were also used in Perkins music classes. Many of the items are oversized. The collection also includes. An Approach to Instruction in Braille Music Notation Utilizing Principles of Meinolf Neuhauser’s “Magic Notation” and Carl Orff’s “Schulwerk” written by Bevans.
Maxine Brown, 2013
Judith E. Bevans worked at Perkins School for the Blind form 1963-1994 in the Music Department at the Lower School. She received a B. S. in Music from the University of Rochester, a Master’s in Education from Harvard University, and a Master of Music in Performance of Early Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. Bevans was a certified Music Therapist from the Certification Board for Music Therapists. She worked in the Peace Corps in Iran from 1970-1972.
Author’s bio found in ebook at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign website http://clas.uiuc.edu/fulltext/cl02071/cl02071.html
Author’s 30 year honoring in 1990-1996 Lantern at Perkins Archive website, Fall 1994 pg 22 https://archive.org/details/lantern9096unkn
Author’s trip to Iran in 1963-1970 Lantern at Perkins Archives website, Summer 1970, pg 23 https://archive.org/details/lantern6370unkn
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The Judith Bevans Embossed Music Collection contains 2 hymn books, 12 plastic embossed music sheets, 3 embossed music examples, embossed rhythmic examples, and 2 embossed musical scales.
1 box, 10 folders
Folder 1: Printed papers including An Approach to Instruction in Braille Music Notation Utilizing Principles of Meinolf Neuhauser’s “Magic Notation” and Carl Orff’s “Schulwerk” by Judith Bevans, 1970, undated
Folder 2: Braille music, undated
Folder 3: Half-beat embossed scales, undated
Folder 4: Embossed rhythmic exercises, undated
Folder 5: Whole-beat embossed scales, undated
Folder 6: Plastic photo-etched embossed music posters, undated
Folder 7: Hymn books, undated
Folder 8: Bobby Shafto embossed music, undated
Folder 9: Blow, Boys, Blow embossed music, undated
Folder 10: 1, 2 Tie My Shoe and other embossed music, undated
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