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Rensch, Roslyn

 Person

biographical statement

Citation

American Harp Journal, Summer 2010, p. 46-53 (b. 1923 in Michigan; mother played piano, harp, cello; lessons with Alberto Salvi; BA from Northwestern University; joined Sigma Alpha Iota and Chi Omega; member of Pi Kappa Lambda; went to Juilliard for a summer to study with Marcel Grandjany; got MA from Northwestern; published The Harp in 1950; Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1946; taught at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the National College of Education, and Indiana State University; m. Philip Erbes in 1970; Philip d. 1971; Vice-President of the American Harp Society 1977-1980; retired early in 1988).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ellis Schuman photographs, approximately 1908-2006

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of Ellis Schuman and other harpists including Alice Chalifoux, Douglas Rioth, Roslyn Rensch, Marcella Decray, Lynne Wainwright Palmer, Derek Bell, Edward Druzinsky, Mildred Dilling, Henriette Renie, Marcel Grandjany, Salvatore Mario de Stefano, Alberto Salvi and Maria Ludwig. Many of the photographs are autographed and labeled. Also contains a photocopy of a print from the private collection of Ellis Schuman that was used on the cover of the American Harp Journal in 2005....
Dates: approximately 1908-2006

Roslyn Rensch papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7843
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials collected by Roslyn Rensch ranging from approximately 1984 to 1994. It includes World Harp Congress newsletters, concert programs, American Harp Society directories, news clippings, and correspondence.
Dates: approximately 1984-1994