Scope and Content
Title: John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores
Collection number: 194
Biggs, John, 1932-
(0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: This collection consists of musical scores of compositions by John Biggs
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests
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writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collectionsas the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
John Biggs; gift; 2001.
[Identification of item],
John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores, 194, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.
Born in Los Angeles on October 18, 1932; received
his Masters degree in composition from the
University of California, Los Angeles; studied at
the University of Southern California and the
Royal Flemish Conservatory, Antwerp, Belgium; his
teachers included Roy Harris, Lukas Foss, Ingolf
Dahl, Flor Peeters, Halsey Stevens, and Leonard
Stein; taught at Los Angeles City College, UCLA,
UC Berkeley, and served as composer-in-residence
to six colleges in Kansas; founded the John Biggs
Consort, which toured internationally under
Columbia Artists Management, specializing in
medieval, renaissance, and 20th century music;
awards for his compositions include a Rockefeller
Grant, Fulbright Grant, Atwater-Kent Award, ASCAP
Serious Music Awards, and Meet the Composer
Scope and Content
Musical scores of compositions by John Biggs
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Biggs, John, 1932- --Archives.