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American Composers Alliance

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Thomas papers

 Collection 0299-SCPA
Abstract Andrew Thomas (b. 1939) is an American composer recognized for his works for marimba, his relationship with Chinese musical culture, and his cultivation of embodiment and theatricality in his works. This collection consists of Andrew Thomas’s (b. 1939) scores -- both published and unpublished -- as well as material relating to the scores, including poems used for song lyrics or research accumulated for commissions. The materials date from 1956 through 1990, with the bulk of the materials...

Ann McMillan papers

 Collection 0400-SCPA

Ann McMillan (1923-1994) was an American composer and musician. The collection consists of music scores (published and manuscript), correspondence, curriculum vitae, articles, concert programs, newspaper clippings, newsletters, books, recordings, ephemera, and other memorabilia related to Ann McMillan’s career.

George Tremblay papers

 Collection 0117-SCPA
Abstract George Amedée Tremblay (1911-1982) was a Canadian born composer and teacher who relocated to the United States in 1920, settling in Los Angeles by 1925. He is known primarily for his work as a pedagogue of the serial technique of composition. In 1965 he discovered the "definitive cycle," a serial technique that he explored in his own compositions as well as in his book The Definitive Cycle of the Twelve Tone Row (NY: Criterion Music Corp., 1974)....

Harold Brown collection

 Collection 0124-SCPA
Abstract Harold Brown was a composer and violist/violinist born in New York in 1909. He attended Columbia College where he studied composition and conducting under many notable pedagogues including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Bernard Wagenaar, and Leon Barzin. He also studied with Nadia Boulanger at Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris as part of the Mosenthal Fellowship. Brown became a well-loved teacher at both the high school and college level. He taught many things including composition,...

Lawrence K. Moss papers

 Collection 0203-SCPA
Abstract Lawrence Kenneth Moss (b. Los Angeles, 1927- d. June 24, 2022) was an American composer and teacher. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1957 where he studied with Leon Kirchner (1919-2009). Dr. Moss served as a composition professor at Mills College (1956-1958), Yale University (1960-1968), and the University of Maryland (1969-2014). The collection consists of scores, sketches, audio and visual recordings, programs, reviews, publicity, materials related to his...

Michael Seyfrit papers

 Collection 0216-SCPA
Abstract Michael Eugene Seyfrit (b. Lawrence, Kansas, 1947 - d. Portland, Oregon, 1994) was an American composer, performer, historian, and teacher. His composition teachers include Darius Milhaud and Vincent Persichetti. Seyfrit held teaching positions at the Catholic University of America, Wichita State University, and California State University. He taught composition, theory, organology, performance practice, and baroque flute. Seyfrit worked for the Library of Congress as Curator of Musical...

Raymond Luedeke papers

 Collection 0215-SCPA
Abstract Raymond Luedeke (b. New York, NY, 11 November 1941), a North American composer, clarinetist, and educator, was born a U.S. citizen but also became a naturalized citizen of Canada in 1988. He returned to New York in 2010. Luedeke earned a Bachelor of Music in music history from the Eastman School of Music in 1966, a Master of Music in composition from the Catholic University of America in 1971, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from Northwestern University in 1976. His composition...

Robert Parris papers

 Collection 0148-SCPA
Abstract Robert Parris (1924-1999) was known both as a composer and music critic. He earned his B.S. in composition from the Julliard School of Music in 1948, continued studies at Tanglewood from 1950-51, and went on to complete a Fulbright Scholarship from 1952-53. Parris studied with a number of composers including, Peter Mennin, William Bergsma, Jacques Ibert, Aaron Copland, Otto Luening, and Arthur Honegger. Local to the Washington, DC metro area, Parris worked as music critic for both the...

Walter Winslow papers

 Collection 0425-SCPA-WINSLOW
Abstract Walter Keith Winslow (b. September 26, 1947; Salem, Oregon - d. February 12, 1998; Princeton, New Jersey) was an American composer, pianist, and teacher. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory as an undergraduate, receiving degrees in both music composition and Russian. He then received a Ph.D. in music from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. Winslow’s composition teachers included Richard Hoffmann, Edward Dugger, Andrew Imbrie, and Olly Wilson. His compositions range from solos...