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Betty Nolting collection

 Collection
Identifier: GC10

Scope and Contents

The Betty Nolting collection (1919-2017) includes sheet music, programs, photographs and videos, class notes, and records of her involvement with professional organizations. The sheet music in the collection includes rare and out of print pieces as well as an extensive collection of music with her notations. Of note are her notes for a Master Class she taught regularly and programs from her student recitals. There are also several videos of student recitals and her performances.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1919-2017

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Some pieces of sheet music are extremely fragile. These pieces will be made available digitally in the future.

Biographical note

On February 11, 1919, Betty Maraget Ferris Nolting was born in Wisconsin to Harry and Florence Ferris. She graduated from Lawrence University and Eastman School of Music where she studied with Joseph Lhevinne, Adele Marcus, and John Elvin. After graduation, she began her career as a music teacher. For 75 years, Mrs. Nolting passed along her wisdom, high professional standards, and love of music to her students and fellow teachers. She was known for her performance class, which served as a "venue for other teachers to perform, learn and share their love of music with each other."* Through this class and her presentations at local and state conferences and meetings, Mrs. Nolting was able to influence hundreds of students across the state.

During her career, Mrs. Nolting served as president of the Atlanta Music Teachers Association and the Metropolitan Atlanta Music Teachers Association. She also served as the president of the Georgia Music Teachers Association from 1978-1980. In 2002, Mrs. Nolting was the first recipient of the Georgia Music Teachers Association's Teacher of the Year award.

Mrs. Nolting passed away in April 2017.

* "2002 Betty Nolting Bio & Teaching Tips," GMTA Teacher of the Year Award. https://georgiamta.org/teachersOfTheYear/2002bettynolting.pdf

**For more information about Betty Nolting's life and career, please see Roxanne Rea's documentary "All I Ever Wanted: Memories of Betty Nolting in words and music" at https://youtu.be/sWsQ62KqHs8.

Extent

39 Linear Feet

Arrangement

The Betty Nolting collection is arranged alpahbetically by subject. The sheet music is arranged alphabetically by composer then title.

Related Materials

For more information about Betty Nolting's life and career, please see Roxanne Rea's documentary "All I Ever Wanted: Memories of Betty Nolting in words and music" at https://youtu.be/sWsQ62KqHs8.
Title
Nolting, Betty collection
Date
2019
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & Archives, Gainesville Campus Repository

Contact:
PO Box 1358
University of North Georgia Libraries
Gainesville GA 30503 United States