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date: 14 December 2019

McNeil [Morales-McNeil; Morales-Sanchez], Albert (John)locked

  • Rachel Samet



(b Los Angeles, CA, Feb 14, 1924). American choral conductor, teacher, and arranger. He was born Albert Morales-Sanchez, but was adopted at a young age and took the name Morales-McNeil. His adoptive parents were active vaudevillians and traveled with the Silas Green minstrel show. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (BM 1942) and the University of Southern California (MS 1956). He pursued doctoral studies with John Finley Williamson at Westminster Choir College and at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (1950–51). Additional mentors include Raymond Moreman, Roger Wagner, Howard Swan, and Jester Hairston. After teaching at all levels in the Los Angeles Unified School District, he became Director of Choral Activities at the University of California at Davis (1969–90), where he became Professor Emeritus of Music in 1991. He also taught ethnomusicology courses at the University of Southern California (...

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