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date: 25 February 2020

Fox, Fred(erick Alfred)locked

  • Gene Biringer
  • , revised by David McCarthy

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(b Detroit, MI, Jan 17, 1931).

American composer. He studied composition with Ruth Shaw Wylie at Wayne State University (BMus 1953) and Ross Lee Finney at the University of Michigan (1953–4). From 1955 to 1959 he attended Indiana University, Bloomington (MMus 1957, DMus 1959), where his principal teacher in composition was Bernhard Heiden. He taught at Franklin College (Indiana) and Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, before serving as composer-in-residence (1962–3) for the Minneapolis public school system under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation and the National Music Council, and as administrative assistant (1963–4) for the Contemporary Music Project in Washington, DC, under a Ford Foundation and MENC combined grant. From 1964–74 he taught at California State University, Hayward, and in 1974 he began at Indiana University, where he became chairman of the composition department in 1980. He retired in ...

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