Raymond Luedeke papers
Raymond Luedeke (b. New York, NY, 11 November 1941), a North American composer, clarinetist, and educator, was born a U.S. citizen but also became a naturalized citizen of Canada in 1988. He returned to New York in 2010. Luedeke earned a Bachelor of Music in music history from the Eastman School of Music in 1966, a Master of Music in composition from the Catholic University of America in 1971, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from Northwestern University in 1976. His composition teachers include George Crumb, George T. Jones, and Alan Stout. As a clarinetist, he was briefly principal clarinet with the Colorado Philharmonic, studied at the Vienna Academy of Music on a Fulbright Grant (1966-1967), and then played clarinet in the U.S. Air Force Band (1967-1971). Luedeke served as a composition and clarinet professor at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (1971-1974), followed by a similar appointment at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (1976-81). In 1981, he became associate principal clarinet of the Toronto Symphony, where he stayed until his retirement in 2010. The collection consists of scores and part sets of his compositions from 1965 through 2016, recordings of his compositions from 1987 through 2015, and professional papers from 1966 through 2016.