This collection contains records of the music career of Nino Marcelli, a nationally recognized musician, composer, arranger,
and music teacher who worked in San Diego, CA from 1920 till his death in 1967.
Nino Marcelli was born in Rome, Italy in 1890. While still an infant, Marcelli moved with his family to Santiago, Chile. By
the time he was 19, Marcelli was conducting the Santiago Symphony Orchestra, and was celebrated for his 1913 performance of
the complete Beethoven symphonic cycle, a first in South America. In WWI Marcelli joined a medical unit. He went on to win
a contest to become Conductor of the American Army Headquarters Band in Paris, France.
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This collection is open for research.