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Mark Clague

(b Spring Gulch, CO, 12 Feb 1902; d Ann Arbor, MI, 16 July 1994). American band director and educator. A fierce taskmaster, he elevated standards and influenced generations of band directors and musicians. Revelli played violin as a child, training for a career in Chicago's theater orchestras at Chicago Musical College (BM ...

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William Berz

(b Cincinnati, OH, 26 Nov 1889; d Cincinnati, OH, 28 Jan 1967). American conductor and cornet virtuoso. Simon began cornet studies at age 11, and continued, in 1905, with herman Bellstedt, the famous cornetist. By 1909 Simon was cornet soloist with several professional bands and a member of the Cincinnati SO under Leopold Stokowski. In ...

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Ivan Čavlović

(b Zvornik, Dec 17, 1906; d Sarajevo, 1990). Bosnian-Herzegovinian composer, conductor, and concert singer. He started his musical career as a choirboy in the choir Sveta Cecilija at Sarajevo Cathedral. He studied solo-singing in the class of Nina Mastergazi and Leo Pešek at the Music School in Sarajevo. In ...

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Daniele Buccio

(b Canton, OH, Aug 18, 1905; d West Redding, CT, July 31, 1978). American composer, violinist, bandleader, recording engineer, and producer. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, he performed as a light classical violinist in the United States and Europe. During the 1930s he studied conducting with Maurice Frigara in Paris. After a near-fatal car accident in ...

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Gene Biringer and Jonas Westover

(b Vienna, Austria, July 16, 1901; d Winston-Salem, NC, June 18, 1973). Conductor and composer; naturalized American. A second cousin of Gustav Mahler, he studied conducting with Leopold Reichwein and musicology with Guido Adler at the University of Vienna (1920–4); during this time he also studied composition privately with ...

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John Koegel

(b Bucyrus, OH, March 15, 1854; d Alameda, CA, Oct 16, 1926). American composer, pianist, conductor, and music educator. He studied piano with William Mason at the Boston Conservatory, and piano and composition with Carl Reinecke in Leipzig, where his Symphony in F (...

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Allan Ulrich

(b Naples, Italy, Jan 4, 1881; d San Francisco, CA, Aug 30, 1953). Conductor and impresario of Italian birth. Son of a violinist, he graduated from the Naples Conservatory in 1898 and the following year secured a post as assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. After touring with Henry Savage’s opera company, he became associated with Oscar Hammerstein’s two companies (the Manhattan Opera, ...

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Barbara A. Petersen and Anders Tobiason

(b Newark, NJ, Feb 23, 1929). American composer and conductor. His early professional experience included arranging popular music, performing in touring bands, and conducting for the US Army. He attended Montclair State College in New Jersey (BA 1957) and Columbia University (MA ...

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Lance W. Brunner and Greg A Steinke

(b Joliet, IL, Dec 14, 1929). American composer and conductor. He studied with howard Hanson , bernard Rogers , louis Mennini , and wayne Barlow at the Eastman School (1948–57), where he received the BMus, MMus, and DMA degrees, and with Tony Aubin in Paris at the Ecole Normale de Musique (...

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(b Antwerp, Belgium, 1903; d New York, NY, Jan 12, 1983). American conductor. She studied violin with Mathieu Crickboom, Gösta Andreasson, and Paul Stassevitch. In 1923 she came to the United States and worked in New York as a freelance violinist and teacher. She married Peter Petrides in ...