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Robert L. Sanders

Robert L. Sanders, American educator, composer.


  • Sanders, Robert L. was born on July 2, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank Smith and Laurilla Theresa (Smith) Sanders.

  • Education

    • Museum B., Bush Conservatory, 1924, Master of Music, 1925. Fellow American Academy in Rome, 1925-1929. Doctor of Music, Chicago Conservatory, 1939.


    • August 4, 1927 (deceased September 1967). Children—Timothy, Barrett, Professor Chicago Conservatory, 1929-1938. Instructor Meadville Theological School, 1930-1938.

      Organist, music director First Unitarian Church, 1930-1938. Instructor University of Chicago, 1937-1938. Assistant conductor Chicago Civic Orchestra, 1933-1936.

      Professor music and dean Indiana U., 1938-1947. Professor Brooklyn College, 1947-1972, department chairman music, 1947-1954. Conductor Port Singers, Port Washington, New York, 1952-1954.

      Guggenheim fellow, 1954-1955. Composer: Little Symphony in G. Ballet L’Ag’ya; Concerto for Violin.

      Trombone Sonata; Trio in C Sharp Minor. Quartet; Quintet; An American Psalm, Symphony for Band: The Hollow Men. Symphony in A; Little Symphony Northern 2 in B flat.

      The Mystic Trumpeter. Paeans and Prayers; Celebration of Life. Horn Sonata; Brass Trio.

      Concerto for the Brass Trio. Concerto for the Brass Section. Little Symphony Northern 3 in D.

      Lesson Chant Propers for the (R.C.) Mass in English. Song of Myself (Walt Whitman). Clarinet Sonata. Music co-editor of Hymns of the Spirit.

      Contributor Hymns for the Celebration of Life, 1964. Unitatian-Universalist. Home: Deiray Beach, Florida.


    • Composer: Little Symphony in G. Ballet L’Ag’ya
    • Concerto for Violin. Trombone Sonata
    • Trio in C Sharp Minor.

    • Quintet


    • Married Marie Hiebl. Children: Timothy, Barrett, Professor.
    • father: Frank Smith Sanders
    • mother: Laurilla Theresa (Smith) Sanders
    • spouse: Marie Hiebl.
    • children: Timothy Sanders
    • Barrett Sanders
    • Prof Sanders
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    Born July 2, 1906
    Died December 26, 1975
    (aged 69)