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Harrison Kerr, American composer. Member of executive board National Music Council; member board directors American Music Center; member music advising committee United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Background

Kerr, Harrison was born on October 13, 1897 in Cleveland. Son of Harrison and Elizabeth (Rettig) Kerr.

Education

Graduate Cleveland high schools, 1916. Student Conservatoirie Americain de Fontainebleau, France, 1921.

Career

Director music Greenbrier College, Lewisburg, West Virginia, 1927-1928, Chase School, Brooklyn, 1928-1935. Editor Trend, illustrated bi-monthly of arts, 1932-1935. Secretary American Composers Alliance, 1937-1978.

Executive secretary American Music Center, 1940-1947. Chief Music, Art and Exhibit Section, Reorientation Branch, Civil Affairs Division, Department of Army, 1946-1949. Dean College Fine Arts, U. Oklahoma, 1949-1964, professor, composer in residence, 1960-1968, emeritus, 1968-1978.

Membership

Member of executive board National Music Council. Member board directors American Music Center. Member music advising committee United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Connections

Married Jeanne McHugh, August 30, 1928.

father:
Harrison Kerr

mother:
Elizabeth (Rettig) Kerr

spouse:
Jeanne McHugh