The collection consists of musical compositions and other writings, concert programs, a scrapbook, and audiotapes originally
belonging to the noted California pianist, Homer Simmons.
Homer Simmons was born on August 6, 1900 in Evansville, Indiana and began playing piano at the age of four. His family moved
to Los Angeles when he was about ten years old. He studied music with Homer Grunn and attended USC, playing concerts and composing
music. In 1927 he premiered his piano concerto "Phantasmania" at the Hollywood Bowl. In the 1930s he traveled to Europe and
studied with Ottorino Respighi and Ignacy Paderewski, among others.
1.2 linear ft.
(2 document boxes and 1 flat box)
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are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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