Ron Shirey Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
Audiovisual material, correspondence, printed programs, newspaper clippings, publicity materials, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera document Ron Shirey's years as choral director for TCU, University Christian Church, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The collection is divided into two series. The first series, Audiovisual, includes video and audio tape recordings from concerts. The second series, Subject Files, contains ephemera from his college days, correspondence, class material, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and other assorted material. The programs are from TCU concerts and other venues.
- Majority of material found in 1950-2010 inclusive, 1980-2008
- Shirey, Ron (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
Ron Shirey became the Director of Choral Activities at TCU one month after he came to University Christian Church in August of 1976 as Choirmaster of the Chancel Choir. He held these joint positions for thirty-three years. Shirey held two degrees from the University of Tulsa, and he completed graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin, and at Arizona State University's Tempe campus. Shirey also served as chorus director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1983 until 1993, during which time he conducted the DSO and chorus, and prepared them for works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, etc.
0.63 Linear feet
Language of Materials
The papers include programs and other materials related to his years as choral director for TCU, University Christian Church, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Series I. includes video and audio recordings from various concerts. Series II. Includes ephemera, correspondence, class material, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and other assorted material There are quite a few programs from TCU concerts and programs from non TCU venues.
Arranged in two series: I. Audiovisual, 1996-2006;
II. Subject Files, 1950-2010.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Choirs -- Texas -- Fort Worth
- Choral conductors -- Texas -- Fort Worth
- Dallas Symphony Chorus
- Programs (documents)
- Sound recordings
- Texas Christian University -- Faculty
- Texas Christian University -- School of Music
- University Christian Church (Fort Worth, TX)
- choral music
- Guide to the Ron Shirey Papers
- Compiled by Lisa Peña
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