Friday March 23, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall
Speaker: Maureen Nevins
Topic: There’s Musical Gold in Them Thar Archives: Unsuspected Riches at Library and Archives Canada
A glimpse into the work of a music archivist and into the letters, scores, photographs and sound recordings; all treasures from Gregorian chant through Beethoven to the present day.
A music archivist with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) since 1989, Maureen Nevins completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Ottawa and a Master of Arts degree in musicology at the Université de Montréal. She pursued her studies in archival science at the Université du Québec. Ms. Nevins has been responsible for the preparation of major exhibitions on Canadian musicians Claude Champagne and Sir Ernest Macmillan as well as involved in the preparation of a major exhibition on Canadian jazz icon Oscar Peterson. In addition to her activities at LAC, Maureen Nevins has been artistic director since 2002 of Almonte in Concert, an organization in existence since 1980 and which presents an annual series of solo recitals and chamber music concerts featuring renowned Canadian and international artists.