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Max DiJulio Music Scores (MS-00493)

Abstract

The Max DiJulio Music Scores comprise of handwritten and printed musical scores by composer Massimo "Max" Dijulio and were created between 1950 and 1993. Max Dijulio composed and arranged musical scores and conducted many concerts. In addition to the original scores and sheet music, there are also many musical composition books with DiJulio's notes.

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Date
1950-1993
Extent
13.55 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
Resource Type
Collection
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Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

The Max DiJulio Music Scores comprise of handwritten and printed musical scores by composer Massimo "Max" Dijulio and were created between 1950 and 1993. Max Dijulio composed and arranged musical scores and conducted many concerts. In addition to the original scores and sheet music, there are also many musical composition books with DiJulio's notes.

Biographical / Historical Note

Composer Massimo "Max" Joseph DiJulio was born in 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He took up the trumpet as a boy and turned professional while still in high school. During World War Two he served with a military band under the direction of Glenn Miller. After his tour of duty, he settled in Denver, Colorado where he served as the Director of the Fine Arts Department at Loretto Heights College for over thirty years. He also served as Music Director of the Denver Post Opera.

DiJulio both composed and arranged music in a variety of settings and conducted concerts around the United States. He was active with the Denver Symphony Orchestra and closely associated with the Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver. In 1955, he led a birthday concert for President Eisenhower. DiJulio was presented a Spirit of Loretto Award from Regis University, the Larry Tajiri Award for distinguished arts achievement and the Cavaliere by the Republic of Italy. In his later years, he became a prominent patron of the arts as well, providing assistance to many area cultural organizations. He positively influenced many lives through his musical skills and his teaching. His philanthropic legacy continues through the Max DiJulio Fund and various music scolarships at MSU Denver.

Through his friendships with many of the music faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), he chose the Arnold Shaw Center as the repository for his manuscripts. DiJulio started a composing competition for students in the UNLV music department, which included a $1,000 prize for the winner. His family continued this tradition, increasing the prize money to $3,000.

Max DiJulio passed away in January, 2005.

Arrangement

Boxes 1-18, 19-21, and 22-26 were each processed seperately and arranged in three alphabetical sequences by song title.

Preferred Citation

Max DiJulio Music Scores, 1950-1993. MS-00493. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00493
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 2004 by Max DiJulio; accession number 2004-018.

Materials were collected by the director of the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center and transferred to Special Collections.

An additional music score was donated by Pamela Graybeal and added to the collection in 2015; accession 2015-062.

Processing Information

Material was processed by Joyce Moore in 2005. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Kayla McDuffie revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards and Kayla McDuffie entered the data into ArchivesSpace. In 2015 Joyce Moore added an accession to ArchivesSpace.

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