Composing a Collection: the Allan Blank Papers

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Cupid and the Composer: Allan Blank’s Take on ‘Cupid and My Campaspe’

Happy Valentine’s Day my dear Reader! What better day than today to visit a play and a composition all about love. Cupid and my Campaspe play’d At cards for kisses—Cupid paid: He stakes his quiver, bow and arrows, His mother’s… Continue Reading →

Ariel: Words from Shakespeare, Arranged by Blank

Lyrics: “Full fathom five thy father lies;Of his bones are coral made;Those are pearls that were his eyes;Nothing of him that doth fade,But doth suffer a sea-changeInto something rich and strange.Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:Ding-dong.Hark! now I hear them —… Continue Reading →

Meet the Archivist: Celebrating Archives Month

In honor of Archives Month, my wonderful director decided to highlight Old Dominion Special Collections and University Archives staff. Everyday, I’m surrounded by professionals who are passionate about their work and extremely knowledgeable. I feel incredibly lucky to work with… Continue Reading →

Money for Music: the Allan and Margot Blank Foundation and Other Grant Opportunities

Are you a music student looking for funding towards a music degree? A choral group looking to fund your next album? A soloist wanting to put on a concert honoring your favorite composer (Allan Blank, of course)?   Finding funding… Continue Reading →

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