Salli Terri Choral Music Collection
- California State University, Los Angeles
- John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
- Salli C. Terri (September 3, 1922 - May 5, 1996) was a singer, arranger, recording artist, and song writer. She earned a B.A. in Music from Wayne State University, and an M.A. in Music from the University of Southern California. She was married to composer and director John Biggs for twenty-five years and had two daughters. The family performed medieval and Renaissance music together as the John Biggs Consort. From 1950-1952 she taught music and English at the American School in Tokyo, Japan and returned to the U.S. to teach music theory at Fullerton Junior College, and later directed a woman's choir and was a professor of Music at UCLA. In 1951 she joined the Roger Wagner Chorale and appeared as a solo artist. She also made several solo records, staged a one-woman show, and sang in film and television roles. This collection of choral music arranged by or performed by Salli Terri represents Terri's eclectic musical interest of folk, religious music, love songs, and ballads.
- Dates covered:
- 1955-1963, 1965, 1967, 1972-1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982-1983
- Collection Size:
- 2.0 cubic ft.