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Composers--United States--20th century

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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Avshalomov scores collection

 Collection 0388-SCPA
Abstract Aaron Avshalomov was born in Nikolaievsk, Siberia on October 31, 1894 to Jewish-Russian parents. His father wanted Aaron to study medicine and sent him to Switzerland for that purpose in 1913. Instead, he enrolled in the Zürich Conservatory, where, for a few months, he received his only formal training in music. After the outbreak of World War I, Avshalomov left Europe, returning to Russia and then moving on to China and the United States, where he married his first wife, Esther Magidson, in...

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 This collection consists of Andrew Thomas’s (b. 1939) scores -- both published and unpublished -- as well as material relating to the scores, including poems used for song lyrics or research accumulated for commissions.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 Sturm correspondence collection

 Collection 0394-SCPA

George Sturm (b. March 13, 1930) is a German-born American music publisher and author. The George Sturm correspondence collection covers the period from 1965 through 1997 and consists of 45 pieces of correspondence received by Sturm from numerous notable Americans and Europeans from the worlds of music and art.

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...

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...

Sam Raphling collection

 Collection 0359-SCPA-RAPHLING

Sam Raphling (1910-1988) was an American composer, pianist, and teacher. The Sam Raphling collection contains many of his scores, which are the bulk of this collection, as well as various texts. Also included are recordings of his performances, compositions, and arrangements.