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Donald George Stewart

composer , music industry executive , musician

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

book Green Mountain Christmas Card, A Seasonal Entertainment, Op. 35 Piano-Vocal Score book BEETHOVEN AND HIS NINE SYMPHONIES   Third Edition book Quartet for Harpsichord, Flute (and Alto Flute), Oboe (english Horn), Double bass (or Violoncello) (Editiion Peters No. 66112)

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.