Seeger was born on Dec. 14, 1886 to American
parents in Mexico City; graduated from Harvard
University, 1908; taught music at UC Berkeley
(1912-19), the Institute of Musical Arts, N.Y.
(1921-33), and the New School for Social Research,
N.Y. (1931-35); served as asst. director, Pan
American Union (1941-53); visiting prof., Yale
Univ. (1949-50) and lecturer, UCLA (1957-61);
honorary president, Society of Ethnomusicology,
1972; decorated Commander al Me´rito, Chile
(1972); publications include An outline course in
harmonic structure and musical invention (1913,
with E.G. Stricklen), Harmonic structure and
elementary composition (1916, with E.G.
Stricklen), Studies in musicology, 1935-75
(c1977), and Studies in musicology II, 1929-1979
(c1994); he died in 1979.
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