Fonds ID - Ina Dennekamp fonds

Event flyers and programs Transcript of interview with Ann Southam Photograph of Ina Dennekamp

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Ina Dennekamp fonds

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  • 1841-2014, predominant 1980 - 1995 (Creation)
    Dennekamp, Ina
    Records dating prior to 1988 were accummulated between 1988 and 1992

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1.58 m of textual records
179 audio cassettes
143 photographs
14 audio reels

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Ina Dennekamp was born in Winschoten, The Netherlands on March 2, 1950. Her family emigrated to Canada in 1954, settling in Leamington, Ontario. She studied piano under Irene Hugill in Windsor, Ontario and later under Boris Berlin and Jane Coop in Toronto and Vancouver. She performed as a soloist and accompanist on various occasions and taught piano and theory from 1965 to 1974. She worked for Press Gang Printers from 1974 to 1977 before becoming a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technician's Guild. She worked as a self-employed piano tuner from 1977 until her retirement in 2014. In 1983, she earned a Bachelor of Music (History and Literature) from the University of British Columbia. She has held numerous positions in professional associations, including Coordinator of the BC Chapter of the Association of Canadian Women Composers (1989-1990), founder and president of Women In Music (1991-?), and President of the Southwest BC Chapter of the Piano Technician's Guild (1993-2000).
•Ina Dennekamp's broadcasting career began in 1983 with the production of a 2-hour feature for CFRO-FM on Women Jazz Instrumentalists. From 1985 to 1991 she produced a weekly radio program for CFRO-FM entitled Women of Note, which focused on the life and works of women in music throughout the world and included live and recorded music, interviews, historical documentaries and news and information. In 1988, she received a Canada Council Explorations Grant for the production of a radio documentary to be titled The History of Canadian Women Composers

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The records were maintained by Ina Dennekamp at her home until 2005, when the bulk of her materials were donated to the Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC) archive. The ACWC archivist retained these materials along with other records until 2011, when the entire holdings of the ACWC archive, including Ina Dennekamp's donation, were donated to The Banff Centre Archives. A small amount of additional materials retained by Ina Dennekamp at her home were subsequently donated to The Banff Centre Archives in 2014.

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Fonds consists of the records created and compiled by Ina Dennekamp in connection with her work on the history of Canadian women composers. The bulk of the material was assembled between 1988 and 1992 either as part of a Canada Council Explorations Grant project entitled The History of Canadian Women Composers or as part of her weekly radio program Women of Note. Additional materials may relate to her role in the founding and administration of the BC Chapter of the Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC) and Women in Music (WIM). The fonds includes correspondence, notes, periodicals and other publications, course materials, interviews (transcripts and sound recordings), performance recordings, broadcast recordings, a collection of scores and sheet music, and a collection of commercial recordings.

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The Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives at The Banff Centre

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