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David Peter Hamilton, American Writer. Recipient Deems Taylor award American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1975; Woodrow Wilson National fellow,1956-1957. Member American Musicol. Society (member editorial board journal 1987-1989), Music library association, Music Critics Association, Century Association Beta Kappa.


Hamilton, David Peter was born on January 18, 1935 in New York City. Son of Frank and Elizabeth (Small) Hamilton.


Bachelor, Princeton University, 1956. Master of Fine Arts, Princeton University, 1960. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1960.


Music librarian, Princeton University, 1960-1965;assistant music editor, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York City, 1965-1966;music editor, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York City, 1967-1974;music critic, The Nation, 1968-1993. Guest music critic New Yorker magazine, 1974. Member of faculty Aspen Music School, summer 1973, Juilliard School, 1980-1981, Manhattan School Music, 1989-1992, Juilliard School, since 1994.

Member of advisory county department music Princeton University, 1970-1978. Director american Music Center, 1970-1978. Board directors, member editorial com.New World Records.


Member American Musicol. Society (member editorial board journal. 1987-1989), Music Library Association, Music Critics Association, Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


Frank Hamilton

Elizabeth (Small) Hamilton