Strickland [Anderson], Lily (Theresa )
- John Graziano
(b Anderson, SC, Jan 28, 1887; d Hendersonville, NC, June 6, 1958). American composer . She attended Converse College (1901–4), and in 1905 was offered a scholarship by Frank Damrosch to study at the Institute of Musical Art in New York where her teachers were Albert Mildenberg, William Henry Humiston, Daniel Gregory Mason and Percy Goetschius. She also studied privately with Alfred John Goodrich. Between 1920 and 1929 Strickland lived in India during which time she became fascinated with non-Western music and wrote a number of articles comparing Indian with European idioms.
Some of Strickland’s early pieces was influenced by the black music she used to hear on her grandparents’ estate. After 1910 she was drawn to Native American music and incorporated some of its melodies in such pieces as Two Shawnee Indian Dances (1919) and the operetta Laughing Star of Zuni (1946). Her sojourn in India influenced many of her works composed after ...