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Ceo, Joseph



Joseph Ceo (born 1933) is a prominent viola d'amore player who received his doctorate in viola d'amore performance and has been on the music faculty at numerous Universities throughout the U.S.

Joseph Ceo, more commonly known as Joe Ceo, was born in 1933 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He studied the viola d’amore with Renzo Sabatini in Italy as a Fulbright scholar. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in viola d’amore performance. Ceo has been on the music faculties of Kentucky University, Rhode Island College, Berea College, Centre College, and Rhode Island University.

Danks, Harry; The Viola D'Amore, July 18, 2014 (b. 1933 in Wheeling, West Virginia; who he studied with, where he studied and taught)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Gordon Childs papers on the Viola d'Amore

Identifier: MSS 8507
Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to Gordon Childs’ research on, experience with, and study of, the viola d’amore. It includes his personal collection of viola d'amore music, his research on the viola d'amore, and other materials related to well-known contemporary viola d’amore players and composers. Dated 1602-2014 with the bulk being from 1935-1997.

Dates: Publication: 1602-2014; Publication: Majority of material found within 1935-1997

Gordon Childs papers on Joseph Ceo, approximately 1900-2014

 Sub-Series — Oversize 6: Series 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8507 Series 2 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents

This subseries includes music scores that are in the form of manuscript photocopies. They are arranged/edited by Ceo who gave them to Gordon Childs. Includes a message to Childs written and signed by Ceo. Dated circa 1900-2014.

Dates: Publication: approximately 1900-2014