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Urana Clarke

Urana Clarke, writer, musician, educator. Achievements include invention of adjustable piano stool.

Background

  • Clarke, Urana was born on September 8, 1902 in Wickliffe, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Graham Warren and Grace Urana (Olsaver) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Mannes Music School, New York City, 1925. Student, Brown University. Bachelor of Science, Montana State University, 1967.

      Master of Science in Applied Science, Montana State University, 1970.

    Career

    • Member faculty Mannes Music School, 1922—1949, Dalcroze School Music, 1949—1954. Vice president, director Saugatuck Circuit Housing Development. Member advisory committee National Rivers and Harbors Congress, 1947—1958.

      Instructor continuing education Montana State University. Chairman Park County Chapter American Red Cross, 1967—1992, chairman emeritus, 1992—1999. First aid instructor, trainer County Blood Program, 1941—1993, co-chairman.

      Guest lecturer Hayden Planetarium, 1945. Guest lecturer, board directors Roger Williams Park Planetarium, Providence. Member Montana Commission Nursing and Nursing Education, 1974—1976, Park County Local Government Study Committee, 1974—1976, chairman, 1984—1986, vice-chair, 1994—1996.

      Instructor American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, 1976—1984.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include invention of adjustable piano stool.

    Works

    • Author: The Heavens are Telling (Astronomy), 1951, Skies Over the Big Sky Country, 1965. Contributor articles to magazines on music, navigation and astronomy. Public Five Chorale Preludes for Organ, 1975, Elementary 2-Piano Pieces, advisory editor (music) The Book of Knowledge, 1949-1965, presenter (radio show) New England Skies, Providence, 1961-1964, Skies Over the Big Sky Country, Livingston, Montana, 1964-1979, Birds of the Big Sky Country, 1972-1979, Great Music of Religion, 1974-1979.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Chairman Park County Chapter American Red Cross, 1967—1992, chairman emeritus, 1992—1999, co-chairman county blood program, first aid instructor trainer, 1941—1993, instructor cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, 1976—1984. Member Montana Commission Nursing and Nursing Education, 1974—1976, Park County Local Government Study Committee, 1974—1976, chairman, 1984—1986, vice chair, 1994—1996. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Society Museum Research, Meteoritical Society, Maria Mitchell Society Nantucket, Institute Navigation, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, American Musical Society, American Academy Political Science, Big Sky Astronomical Society (director 1965-1999), Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Park County Wilderness Association (treasurer), Skyscrapers (secretary, treasurer 1960-1963), American Guild Organists, North America Yacht Racing Union, Cedar Point Yacht Club, Sierra Club.
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    Born September 8, 1902
    Died May 18, 1999
    (aged 96)
    • 1925
      Mannes Music School
    • 1967
      Montana State University
    • 1970
      Montana State University
    • 1922 - 1949
      Member, faculty Mannes Music School
    • 1947 - 1958
      member, advisory committee National Rivers and Harbors Congress
    • 1949 - 1954
      Member, faculty Mannes Music School
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