- William Berz
(b Tulare, CA, Aug 8, 1921; d Burlingame, CA, Oct 13, 2009). American composer. Nixon attended Modesto (California) Junior College and the University of California, Berkeley (BA 1942, MA 1949, PhD 1952) where his composition teachers were Arthur Bliss, Ernest Bloch, and Roger Sessions. He also studied privately with Arnold Schoenberg in ...