Scope and arrangement
The New Music for Young Ensembles records consist of a variety of materials, including correspondence, photographs, administrative records, and concert programs. The entire history of NMYE, from 1974 until 2004 is represented, as well as materials from between 2004 and 2006, detailing the assembly of the archive.
The bulk of the collection is either administrative (Series II) or functional (Series III) in nature. The administrative materials include board meeting minutes, business correspondence, and founding documents including the certificate of incorporation and by-laws. Meanwhile the functional materials include correspondence with judges of the annual composition competition and competition participants, photos from judging sessions and concerts, concert programs, and scoring sheets from the blind review of competition submissions with notes from the judges.
Other materials in the collection include correspondence with donors, performers, and past participants in the composition competition, as well as publicity photos of concert performers (including Dick Hyman, Marni Nixon, the Audubon Quartet, and Milt Hinton).
The New Music for Young Ensembles records are arranged in seven series:
This series consists of miscellaneous materials related to the history of NMYE. Comprised of the contents of the first binder of the collection. Arrangement is generally chronological.
This series consists of materials related to the administration of NMYE, including correspondence, board meeting minutes, and budget information. There are the following sub- series:
This series consists of materials related to the yearly composition competition, including judges' sheets, correspondence with judges and participants, and publicity. Also included are materials relating to concerts put on by NYME. There are the following sub-series:
This series contains miscellaneous materials, including concert reviews and articles about cont NMYE, as well as materials relating to donors and benefit events. The series contains the contents of Book 9, and the folders reflect the original divisions in the book. Arranged as found.
Photographs and images from the history of NMYE. Some photographs are also duplicated in other series. The series contains the contents of Book 10, and the folders reflect the original divisions in the book. Arranged as found.
Miscellaneous correspondence spanning the history of NMYE. The series contains the contents of Book 11. Arranged as found.
Contains musical compositions submitted to the NYME. This is not a complete collection of works, nor have all works included won. Arranged alphabetically by composer. Oversized works are located in Box 9. These oversized scores have been integrated into the list below to maintain alphabetical integrity (in to make it easier to browse and locate). For some works, the music was missing and the folder contained only biographical information on the composer. These are noted in the "notes" column.