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Finding Aid for the John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores
    Collection number: 194
    Creator: Biggs, John, 1932-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: 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. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [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 grants.

    Scope and Content

    Musical scores of compositions by John Biggs

    Indexing Terms

    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.
    Composers--Archival resources.