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historian , music historian

Gilbert Chase, Cuban, American writer, educator. Honorary professor faculty philosophy, letters University Buenos Aires. Member American Musicol. Society, Society for Ethnomusicology (1st vice president 1963-1965), Inter-Am Music Council (president 1960-1963), Latin American Studies Association (constituent member), Société Française de Musicologie, Instituto Español de Musicología, Music Library Association, American Studies Association.

Background

Chase, Gilbert was born on September 4, 1906 in Havana, Cuba. Son of Gilbert P. and Edelmira (Culmell) Chase.

Education

Student, Columbia University, 1926;Bachelor of Arts, University North Carolina, 1950;Doctor of Literature (honorary), University Miami, 1955;private study music with, Max Wald, Paris.

Career

Music critic, Continental Daily Mail, Paris, 1929-1935;associate editor, International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, New York City, 1936-1938;editor, G. Schirmer, Inc., New York City, 1939-1940;Latin American specialist music division, Library of Congress, 1940-1943;music supervisor, NBC University of the Air, 1943-1948;manager education department, Radio Corporation of America Victor, Camden, New Jersey, 1948-1949;cultural attache, American embassy, Lima, Peru., 1951-1953;cultural attache, American embassy, Buenos Aires, 1953-1955;director School Music, U. Oklahoma, 1955-1956;acting dean, U. Oklahoma (College Fine Arts), 1956-1957;cultural attaché, American Embassy, Brussels, 1958-1960;professor music and Latin American studies, Tulane University, 1960-1966;director, Inter-American Institute for Musical Research, 1961-1969;senior research fellow, Institute Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1972-1973;Ziegele visiting professor music, State University New York at Buffalo, 1973-1974;visiting professor comparative studies, history and music, University Texas at Austin, 1975-1979. Paris correspondent Museum America, New York City, 1930-1935, Museum Times, London, 1931-1935. Adviser, reviewer Book of Month Club, 1936-1949.

Lecturer history American music Columbia, 1946-1948. Member advising committee on music unites states department of State,1943-1945. Music consultant Pan American Union, 1943-1945.

Consultant for music loan libraries in Latin American Library of Congress, 1944-1946. Member United States Advisory Com.on Cultural Information, 1957-1958. Member bicentennial committee National Music Council, from 1974.

Achievements

  • Member American Musicol. Society, Society for Ethnomusicology (1st vice president 1963-65), Inter-Am Music Council (president 1960-63), Latin American Studies Association (constituent member), Soci├йt├й Fran├зaise de Musicologie, Instituto Espa├▒ol de Musicolog├нa, Music Library Association, American Studies Association

Works

Membership

Member American Musicol. Society, Society for Ethnomusicology (1st vice president 1963-1965), Inter-Am Music Council (president 1960-1963), Latin American Studies Association (constituent member), Société Française de Musicologie, Instituto Español de Musicología, Music Library Association, American Studies Association.

Connections

Married Kathleen Barentzen, December 27, 1929. Children– Paul, Peter John.

father:
Gilbert P. Chase

mother:
Edelmira (Culmell) Chase

spouse:
Kathleen Barentzen

child:
Paul Chase

child:
Peter John Chase