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Restoration of UCI Music Performance Recordings

Raised toward our $21,347 Goal
46 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 15, at 05:00 PM PDT
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Restoration of UCI Music Performance Recordings

Hello from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts!

We are excited and honored to preserve the legacy of music and musical theater at UCI. Thank you for your contribution to digitize these wonderful old recordings, and for helping to make them available online for future generations.


  • A Chorus Line - 1986


About Us

We're asking your help in funding the restoration of deteriorating audio tape recordings of significant UCI Music and Drama performances from 1969-1991. These include symphony, choir, chamber music ensemble, musical theater, Gassmann Electronic Music programs, composers' concerts, and other institutional performances which must be preserved for history.


  • University of California, Irvine Inauguration - 1965


Why Donate?

The reel-to-reel tapes are sent out to be "baked" slowly overnight, then carefully played back and digitally transferred by Mass Productions in Boston, Massachusetts, who provides this type of service to Harvard University, The Smithsonian Institute, MIT and many other prestigious institutions. The tapes we have transferred thus far have turned out fantastically well, and they sound great. Unfortunately, we cannot find sufficient university funds for this project within the urgent time frame in which it needs to be done before the contents are unrecoverable. We're asking those of you who participated in one way or another in these productions -- as a musician, actor, costume maker, choreographer -- or anyone else interested in preserving the history of performance at UCI, to contribute any amount of money you can. 

These recordings will be uploaded to Calisphere and catalogued for public access. Anyone in the world with open Internet access will be able to search and listen to these recordings using a standard search engine.

Your donation qualifies as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charitable contribution.

Please give now to show your support! 

Many thanks for your help,

H. Colin Slim, Stephen Barker, Joseph Huszti, Nina Scolnik, Ross Whitney

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts


  • Claire Trevor School of the Arts Audio Archives - 2017


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Bronze Supporter

A gift of $25 helps preserve the archive.


Silver Supporter

A gift of $50 digitizes about two reel-to-reel tapes!


Gold Supporter

A gift of $150 will support more of the artistic activities in the institution's history.


Platinum Supporter

A gift of $500 will not only help digitize more than 10 CTSA recordings for posterity, but it will also make more digital audio files accessible to the world through California Digital Library, Calisphere.


Diamond Supporter

A gift of $1,000 funds more transfers and demonstrates strongly the value with which the institution holds crucial activities to be, especially toward its cultural and educational missions; and to demonstrate to future generations of students and scholars that the institution will value their roles in creating and supporting future endeavors of this kind.

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