Schillinger, Joseph (Moiseyevich) [Lynn, Frank]
- James M. Burk
- , revised by Wayne J. Schneider
(Moiseyevich) [Lynn, Frank]
(b Kharkiv, Aug 31, 1895; d New York, March 23, 1943). Russian theorist and composer, naturalized American. He studied composition and conducting at the St Petersburg Conservatory (1914–18), where his teachers included Nikolay Tcherepnin, and also trained in mathematics. After the completion of his studies, he began a successful career in Kharkiv, Moscow and Leningrad (now St Petersburg) as a teacher, administrator and conductor. He conducted the Ukrainian SO (1920–21), served as composer for the State Academic Theatre (1925–8) and with Leopold Teplitsky organized the first jazz band concert held in Russia (1927). Most of his compositions were written during these years. In 1928 he emigrated to the USA and settled in New York, where he taught music, mathematics, art history and his own rhythmic theories at the New School for Social Research, New York University and Columbia University Teachers College. He became an American citizen in ...