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composer

Arthur Olaf Andersen, American composer. Member National Music Teachers Association (chairman ethics committee 1939), Arizona Music Teachers Association (president), American Society Composers.

Background

Andersen, Arthur Olaf was born on January 30, 1880 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Anders and Helen (Monsen) Andersen.

Education

Educated Newport High Schools. Studied with Guiraud, Guillmant and Vincent d’Indy, Paris, Giovanni Sgambati, Rome, and Herman Durra, Berlin. Doctor Music, American Conservatory of Music, 1934.

Career

Began as teacher musical theory, 1904. Head theory department, American Conservatory of Music, 1929-1934. Head theory department, director School of Music, U. Arizona since 1934, dean college fine arts, 1934-1952, now dean emeritus.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Harmony, First Forty Lessons, 1923, Second Forty Lessons, 1923. Musical Theory, Books I and II, 1926. Manual to Books I and II, 1929.

      Strict and Free Counterpoint, 1931. Practical Orchestration, 1929. Harmony, Modern Resources, 1938.

      Composer of 150 choruses, songs, etc Contributor to music mags.

Membership

Member National Music Teachers Association (chairman ethics committee 1939), Arizona Music Teachers Association (president), American Society Composers. Clubs: Cliff Dwellers (Chicago).

Connections

Married second, Helen Somerville, July 12, 1937.

father:
Anders Andersen

mother:
Helen (Monsen) Andersen

spouse:
Helen Somerville