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John Mack Music Collection: Collection Background


John Mack (1927-2006) was principal oboist with the Cleveland Orchestra for 36 years. He was the Administrative Chairman of the Woodwind Division and Head of the Oboe Department of the Cleveland Institute of Music. His family gifted approximately 700 pieces of his personal score collection to the Kent State University Performing Arts Library for preservation and safekeeping. John Mack's markings are of great interest to oboists.

Scope & Availability

The music in this rich and extensive collection of chamber music works, includes one or more oboes, oboe solo pieces and oboe method books, as well as various orchestral scores in which the oboe is prominently featured. John Mack's markings are of great interest to oboists. The collection is publicly circulating and all but the most rare Special Collections items are available through Inter-Library Loan.

For information regarding the availability for study of materials marked non-circulating in the online catalog, contact the Performing Arts Library located in the Center for the Performing Arts, room D-004 at Kent State University.

Browse the John Mack Music Collection through KentLINK.