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Finding Aid for the John Vincent Collection , 1940-1976
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This collection consists of sketches, holographs and transparencies of musical works
Vincent was born on May 17, 1902 in Birmingham, AL; diploma from New England Conservatory of Music; BS and MA from George Peabody College; studied with Walter Piston at Harvard Univ., 1933-35, where he received the John Knowles Paine Travelling Fellowship for two years' study with Nadia Boulanger; Ph.D, Cornell Univ., 1942; head of music dept. at Western Kentucky State Univ., 1937-45, then succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as professor of composition at UCLA, 1946-69; conducted orchestras throughout the US and South America; director, Huntington Hartford Foundation, 1952-65; wrote The diatonic modes in modern music (1951); composed many works, including: Three jacks ballet (1941), Primeval void (opera buffa, 1969-71), Symphony in D (1954), Stabat mater (1970), Three Grecian songs, and two string quartets; he died on Jan. 21, 1977 in Santa Monica, CA.
122 boxes (61 linear ft.)
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