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Donald George Stewart

Donald George Stewart, musician, composer, music industry executive. Vermont Council on the Arts fellow, 1985, National Endowment for Arts grant, since 1978. Member American Society of Composers, American Federation Musicians, American Society Music Copyists (board directors 1970-1987, treasurer 1984-1987), Music Public's Association.

Background

  • Stewart, Donald George was born on January 8, 1935 in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Son of Donald Balmer and Elinore Maud (Denison) Stewart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Music, Indiana University, 1960. Postgraduate, Manhattan School, 1962. Student, School of Jazz, 1960.

      Studied with Roy Harris, Bernhard Heiden, Gunther Schuller.

    Career

    • 2d clarinetist Birmingham (Alabama) Symphony, 1954-1956, Florida Symphony, Orlando, 1963. Musician with numerous jazz groups including Ornette Coleman, David Baker, Sammy Davis, 1957-1965. Woodwind player Orchestra United States of America, New York City, 1963-1965.

      Library Harkness Ballet, 1967-1972. Founder, clarinetist Boehm Quintette, 1968-1988. Music assistant New York State Council on the Arts, 1972-1975.

      Freelance copyist, 1958-1988. Founder, president Trillenium Music Company, since 1986, clarinetist, saxophonist, since 1958. President Opera North, Norwich, Vermont, 1987-1989.

      Musician Sarasota Jazz Ensemble Sarasota Pops, since 2005. Board member Vermont Symphony Orchestra, 1990—1996, Sarasota Pops, since 2008. Founder, treasurer Chamber Music American, New York City, 1977-1981.

      Panelist Vermont Council on the Arts, 1976-1978,leader Good News Groove Big Band, 4th Symphony, elected founder, leader Good Time Groove, 2010.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Member American Society of Composers, American Federation Musicians, American Society Music Copyists (board directors 1970-1987, treasurer 1984-1987), Music Public's Association.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Ann Trainer, June 13, 1963 (divorced 1979). 1 child, Elizabeth Annual.
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    Born January 8, 1935
    • 1960
      Indiana University
    • 1962
      Manhattan School
    • 1960
      School of Jazz
    • 1954 - 1956
      2d clarinetist Birmingham (Alabama) Symphony
    • 1958 - 1988
      freelance copyist
    • 1958
      founder
    • 1963
      2d clarinetist Birmingham (Alabama) Symphony
      Orlando, Florida, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      woodwind player Orchestra United States of America
    • 1967 - 1972
      library Harkness Ballet
    • 1968 - 1988
      founder
    • 1972 - 1975
      music assistant, New York State Council on the Arts
    • 1987 - 1989
      president, Opera North
      Norwich, New York, United States
    • 1990 - 1996
      board member, Vermont Symphony Orchestra
    • 2005
      musician Sarasota Jazz Ensemble Sarasota Pops
    • 2008
      board member, Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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