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Arnold Shaw

Arnold Shaw, American author, composer, educator.


  • Shaw, Arnold was born on June 28, 1909 in New York City. Son of David and Sarah (Coller) Shaw.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1931.


    • Executive editor Musette Publications, New York City, 1941. Director public relations, advertising Big Three Music Corporation, 1944. Editor Swank magazine, 1945.

      Director public relations, advertising Leeds Music Corporation, 1946. Vice president, general professional manager Duchess Music Company, 1949, Hill & Range Songs, 1953, Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1955-1966. Lecturer Juilliard School Music, 1945, New School, 1957.

      Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1964-1965, University Nevada, Reno, University Oklahoma, 1971, University Nevada, Las Vegas, from 1977. Member national advisory board institute for Research.for black music Fisk University. Director Popular Music Research Center University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1985-1989.


    • Sinatra: twentieth-century romantic
    • A big, lively portrait of Francis Albert Sinatra, the Voice, the Leader of the Clan, the Swinger, the Chairman of the Board, or just plain "Frankie.


    Member Authors Guild, American Musicological Society, American Society of Composers (Deems Taylor award 1968, 79, 89), American Guild Authors and Composers, National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, National Society Literature and the Arts, National Music Teachers Association, Nevada Music Teachers Association (Nevada Composer of Year award 1973), Las Vegas Music Teachers Association (president 1975-1977, founder, chairman Bolognini scholarship awards 1976-1989), Sonneck Society, University Music Society of University Nevada Las Vegas (president 1980), International Association Study Popular Music (co-chairman American branch 1984-1988).


    • Married Ghita Milgrom. Children– Mindy Sura, Elizabeth Hilda.
    • father: David Shaw
    • mother: Sarah (Coller) Shaw
    • spouse: Ghita Milgrom
    • children: Mindy Sura Shaw
    • Elizabeth Hilda Shaw
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    Born June 28, 1909
    Died September 26, 1989
    (aged 80)
    • 1931
      Columbia University
    • 1941
      Executive, editor Musette Publications
    • 1944
      director, public relations
    • 1945
      editor Swank magazine
    • 1946
      director, public relations
    • 1949
      vice president, Duchess Music Company
    • 1949
      general professional manager, Duchess Music Company
    • 1953
      vice president, Duchess Music Company
    • 1953
      general professional manager, Duchess Music Company
    • 1955 - 1966
      vice president, Duchess Music Company
    • 1955 - 1966
      general professional manager, Duchess Music Company
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