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university dean , composer

Claude Marion Almand, American university dean, composer. Recipient state, nat. honors National Federation Music Clubs Composition Contest, 1940; one of six contemporary composers awarded commissions Louisville Orchestra, 1948, 49.


Almand, Claude Marion was born on May 31, 1915 in Winnsboro, Louisiana, United States. Son of Claude F. and Pearl (Harrison) Almand.


Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana College, 1934, Bachelor of Music, 1934. Student Sherwood School Music, Chicago, 1934-1935. Master of Music, Louisiana State University, 1938.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester, 1940.


Associate professor music George Peabody College for Teachers, 1940-1943, professor, 1943-1944. Professor music, school church music Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1944-1948, lecturer theory, composition, musicology, 1948-1953. Professor composition, conductor chorus U. Louisville, 1944-1948, assistant to dean, professor music, head theory department, 1948-1953, director graduate department, 1952-1953.

Dean. school music Stetson U., since 1953.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: Pondy Woods, 1938. The Legend of Last Isle, 1939. The Waste Land, 1940.

      String Quartet, 1941. Chorale, 1943

    • Toccata, 1944. John Gilbert—A Steamboat Overture, 1949.

      Concerto, 1949

    • Roustabout, 1952, also piano sonatas, chamber music, songs choral works, piano and organ pieces. Works performed by Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, New Orleans Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Orchester, Little Symphony National Gallery Art, Louisville and Cincinnati orchestras.


Member Chamber Music Society Louisville (director), Louisville Community Concerts Association, Daytona Beach Symphony Society (director), Florida Music Teachers Association (Vice-President), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha (province governor), Delta Omicron (nat. patron), Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Phi Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa. Clubs: Arts, Torch (Louisville).


Married Lenoir Patton, July 27, 1950.

Claude F. Almand

Pearl (Harrison) Almand

Lenoir Patton