- Paul Lansky
(b Bayonne, NJ, May 6, 1915; d New York, Jan 23, 2009). American composer and theorist. He studied composition with Wesley La Violette (1934–8) and Krenek (early 1940s), and was awarded the BA at DePaul University (1938) and the PhD at New York University (1956). A member of the faculty at the University of Louisville (1949–57), the University of California, Davis (1957–61), and Queens College, CUNY (1961–84), he also held visiting professorships at Yale University (1965–6), the University of Southern California (summer 1965), SUNY, Buffalo (1971–2), the University of Pennsylvania (1976, 1980), Columbia University (1979, 1983), the University of California, Berkeley (Ernest Bloch Professor, 1989) and New York University (1994). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1978) and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (...