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Peter Bertram Yates

Peter Bertram Yates, music educator. Recipient Ford Foundation award, 1964. Board of directors Southern California Chamber Music Society, from 1954. member Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1964.


  • Yates, Peter Bertram was born on November 30, 1909 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (parents American citizens). Son of Peter B. and Margery (Cochrane) Yates.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1931.


    • With California Department Employment, 1937-1962. Author, lecturer, from 1962. Became professor music, department chairman State University College New York at Buffalo, 1968.

      Critic music and other arts Arts and Architecture, 1940-1967. Co-founder, coordinator Eves. on the Roof chamber concerts, Los Angeles, 1939-1954. Co-founder Poetry Los Angeles, 1956.

      Member Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1964. Volunteer broadcaster Pacifica Foundation, Station KPFK-FM. Los Angeles, 1959-1967.


    • Author: A Smaller Poem Book, 1946. An Amateur at the Keyboard, 1964. Twentieth Century Music, 1967.

      (poetry) The Garden Prospect, 1981. Co-editor: Poetry Los Angeles, 1958. Contributing editor Arts in Socity.


    Member Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1964.


    • Married Frances Mullen, November 26, 1932. Children: Peter Barheidt, George E. Cochrane, John Stewart (deceased).
    • father: Peter B. Yates
    • mother: Margery (Cochrane) Yates
    • spouse: Frances Mullen
    • children: Peter Barheidt Yates
    • George E. Cochrane Yates
    • John Stewart Yates (deceased)
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    Born November 30, 1909
    Died February 25, 1976
    (aged 66)