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Raymond J. Gariglio Papers

Identifier: MSS 0224

Scope and Contents

The Raymond J. Gariglio Papers consists primarily of manuscript compositions and arrangements for wind instruments by Gariglio. Included among the compsitions are multiple arrangement for Gariglio's work, "Haitian Peasant Woman," which he wrote during his time conducting the Orchestra Philharmonique St. Trinitie in Haiti. Many of his compositions and arrangements for wind trio and quintet derived from his days with the Carolina Sea Flutes and the Eastwind  Quintet (a UNCG faculty ensemble).

Gariglio's collection also includes scrapbooks chronicling his career, teaching notes, and recordings.


  • 1850 - 1998
  • Majority of material found within 1910 - 1990


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by Ann Meyers and Stacey Krim


74.00 Linear Feet (43 boxes)

Language of Materials



Raymond J. Gariglio came to UNCG in 1966 as a Professor of Music and became the bandmaster for all UNCG performing band ensembles. In 1969, he established the UNCG Jazz Ensemble, the first university-accredited jazz ensemble in North Carolina. A native of Illinois, Gariglio established himself as a premier clarinetist and musician in both the classical and jazz worlds of Chicago in the 1960s, performing as first clarinet and featured soloist for such major ensembles as the Lyric Opera Company of Chicago and the Chicago Little Symphony. After touring extensively throughout the U.S. as a soloist, he relocated to North Carolina to begin his work with UNCG, where he founded and performed in various faculty and professional groups, including the East Wind Quintet, the Dixieland Band, the Ray Gariglio Jazz Quartet, and the University Commencement Band, all incorporating members of UNCG faculty and local artists. Gariglio also took his teaching prowess abroad, serving as an instructor and performer for the Holy Trinity Music School's summer music camp in Leogane, Haiti, where he gave private lessons, tutoring in the clarinet as well as leading ensemble performances. As a member of the Greensboro musical community, Gariglio was also heavily involved in its performance and musical landscape for his entire residency, up until his death in 2003. His various performing ensembles were frequent staples of Greensboro society, performing at country clubs, benefit events, and community concerts, as well as acting as a soloist for many local high school and children's festival band performances.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into three series: sheet music, personal papers, and recordings. The manuscript sheet music is divided into subseries: manuscript compositions by Gariglio; manuscript arrangements by Gariglio, and manuscripts in another hand. The remainder of the sheet music is divided by genre.

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Processing Information

The collection was processed in May 2016.

Raymond J. Gariglio Papers
Stacey Krim
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US