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Manuel Ochoa Papers

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Personal and Professional Papers

Miami Symphony Orchestra Records

Musical Scores

Photos (Including Scrapbooks)

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Manuel Ochoa Papers, circa 1925-2006 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Beata Bergen June 2011 with assistance of Sofía Ochoa

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Collection Overview

Title: Manuel Ochoa Papers, circa 1925-2006Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC0487

Creator: Ochoa, Manuel

Extent: 33.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The papers are arranged in five series.

Formats/Genres: Photographs, Sheet music

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers document professional activities of Manuel Ochoa, Cuban exile musician and choral and orchestra conductor who founded the Miami Symphony Orchestra.  The materials consist of correspondence, published and unpublished musical scores, photographs, concert programs and pamphlets, clippings, writings about classical music, minutes of the meetings, concert papers, memorabilia, diplomas, magazines, scrapbooks and working papers of Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Biographical Note

Manuel Ochoa was born on October 6, 1926 in Holguin, Cuba.  In 1950, he graduated from the International Conservatory of Music in Havana, and subsequently he studied at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid from 1954 to 1956.  He perfected his conducting technique under tutorage of a world famous conductor, Herman Scherchen in Vienna in 1957, and under the guidance of Bonaventura Somma at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome in 1958.

His major artisitc contributions include performing as a Guest Conductor for Orchestra and Choir of the National Radio in Madrid between 1954 and 1956.  He was also Guest Conductor at the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra between 1959 and 1966 and he toured through Spain, Italy, Germany and Austria between 1966 and 1968.

Between 1968 and 1987, he founded and became General Director and Orchestra Conductor for the Society of Arts and Culture of Americas in Miami.  The Society made a major contribution to the cultural development of the South Florida area and received public recognition from the City of Miami and Dade County for outstanding cultural achievement.

From 1988, he held a position of Music Director and Orchestra Conductor for Sociedad Pro Arte Grateli (Gran Teatro Lirico).  In 1989 he founded the Miami Symphony of which he was artistic director and a conductor until 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Conductors (Music) - United States
Musicians - Cuba

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of María Sofía Ochoa, 1995.  Material was added in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Preferred Citation: Manuel Ochoa Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: This collection is currently in processing.

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, October 2009.

Other Note: To access an interview Manuel Ochoa gave to the WLRN Huellas television program, see: Cuban Memories, Commemorating 25 years of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.


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[Series 1: Personal and Professional Papers, n.d., 1955-2005],
[Series 2: Miami Symphony Orchestra Records, n.d., 1989-2006],
[Series 3: Musical Scores, n.d.],
[Series 4: Photos (Including Scrapbooks), n.d., 1941-1998],
[Series 5: Clippings, 1963-2009],
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Series 1: Personal and Professional Papers, n.d., 1955-2005Add to your cart.
Box 1: Programs, 1955-2005Add to your cart.
Box 2: Projects, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 3: Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 4: Lecture Notes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 5: Teaching, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 6: Personal Notes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 7: Awards, n.d.Add to your cart.
Series 2: Miami Symphony Orchestra Records, n.d., 1989-2006Add to your cart.
Box 8: Programs, 1989-2006Add to your cart.
Box 9: Programs, 1989-2006Add to your cart.
Box 10: Working Papers and Concert Preparation, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 11: Board Meetings and Letters, n.dAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Musical Scores, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 12: Music-Choral-Scores and Arrangements, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 13: Music-Choral-Scores and Arrangements, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 14: Music-Choral-Esteban Salas-Cuban (First Composer in America), n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 15: Conductor's Scores-Zarzuela, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 16: Conductor's Scores-Zarzuela, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 17: Conductors' Scores A-B-Symphonic, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 18: Conductors' Scores C-P-Symphonic, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 19: Conductors' Scores C-P-Symphonic, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 20: Conductors' Scores Q-Z-Symphonic, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 21: Conductors' Scores Q-Z-Symphonic, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 22: Conductors' Scores Q-Z-Symphonic, n.dAdd to your cart.
Box 23: Large Conductors' Scores, n.d.Add to your cart.
Series 4: Photos (Including Scrapbooks), n.d., 1941-1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Miami Symphony, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 24: Miami Symphony, n.d.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Personal and Professional, 1941-1998Add to your cart.
Box 25: Photos, 1954-1998Add to your cart.
Box 26: Photos and Clippings-Scrapbooks, 1941-1966Add to your cart.
Series 5: Clippings, 1963-2009Add to your cart.
Box 27: Clippings, 1963-2009Add to your cart.
Box 28: Clippings, 1963-2009Add to your cart.
Box 29: Clippings, 1963-2009Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Personal and Professional Papers, n.d., 1955-2005],
[Series 2: Miami Symphony Orchestra Records, n.d., 1989-2006],
[Series 3: Musical Scores, n.d.],
[Series 4: Photos (Including Scrapbooks), n.d., 1941-1998],
[Series 5: Clippings, 1963-2009],
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