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A Guide to the John William DeBruyn Instructional Materials

Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2004

Descriptive Summary

Creator: DeBruyn, John William
Title: John William DeBruyn Instructional Materials
Dates: 1930-1955
Abstract: Instructional materials, including exercises for singing and voice control, syllabi, and instructional placards, of John William DeBruyn.
Extent: 1.75 Linear feet. 4 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 41
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

John William DeBruyn was a music instructor at the University of Florida. He was responsible for organizing the Glee Club and served as director of the club from 1926 to 1948.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of various types of instructional materials, including exercises for singing and voice control, syllabi, and instructional placards. Also included are memorabilia related to Glee Club activity, letters related to musicology research, and various writings on singing methods, voice, and "psychological singing."

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John William DeBruyn Instructional Materials, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Bel Canto, Guild of Modern. 1947-1952
1 Caruso Exercises. 1931-1953
1 Christmas Carol. n.d.
1 Glee Club material. 1930
1 Methods of Singing. 1945-1951
1 Musicology correspondence. 1947-1954
1 Phonetics/Acoustics. 1953
1 Speech-Song exercises. 1948-1954
1 Syllabi and course outlines. 1932-1948
1 Technique of Humoresque. 1932-1934
1 Voice and Command. 1942-1951
2 Instructional placards. n.d.
3 Emote and Sing. 1934-1954
3 Five Integrated Voice Methods. 1955
3 Four Piano Attacks. 1954
3 Psychological Singing (Book 2). 1938-1939
3 Psychological Singing. 1953
3 Psychological Singing. 1952-1953
3 Psychological Singing. 1952
4 Psychological Singing III, 1-439 (bound). 1953
4 Psychological Singing III, 416-830 (bound). 1953
4 Role of the Practical Voice Musicologist. 1949
4 Rule Book for Singers. 1937

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

University of Florida--Songs and music.
University of Florida Glee Club.
University of Florida. Dept. of Music--History.

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