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date: 03 April 2020

Nelson, Ron locked

  • Lance W. Brunner
  • , revised by Greg A Steinke


(b Joliet, IL, Dec 14, 1929). American composer and conductor. He studied with Howard Hanson, Bernard Rogers, Louis Mennini, and Wayne Barlow at the Eastman School (1948–57), where he received the BMus, MMus, and DMA degrees, and with Tony Aubin in Paris at the Ecole Normale de Musique (1954–5). In 1956 he joined the faculty of Brown University, where he served as chairman of the music department (1963–73) and as professor from 1968 until his retirement in 1992. He has received many honors, among them a Fulbright award (1954–5), a Ford Foundation fellowship (1963), a Howard Foundation grant (1965–6), NEA grants (1973, 1976, 1979), and many commissions (including the National SO, the Rochester PO, the USAF Band and Chorus, the Rhode Island PO, the Aspen Music Festival, and many colleges and universities). In 1993...

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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8/1992