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composer , conductor , educator

Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, educator. awards 1921-1981, including Pulitzer Prize, 1944, George Foster Peabody Award, 1946, Huntington Hartford Found; award, 1959, and several others.

Background

Hanson, Howard was born on October 28, 1896 in Wahoo, Nebraska, United States. Son of Hans and Hilma (Eckstrom) Hanson.

Education

Student Luther College, Wahoo, U. Nebraska School of Music, Institute Musical Art, New York City. Museum B., Northwestern University, 1916. Doctor of Music honoris causa, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, Horner Institute, Augustana College and Theological Seminary, U. Nebraska, American Conservatory Museum, Columbia, Capital U., Shurtleff College, Hartt College, of Music, New England Conservatory, Temple University, Newcomb College of Tulane University, University of Michigan, Museum Fund Society Philadelphia, New York State Board Regents, U. Arizona, Gustavus Adolphus College, Boston University.

Doctor of Laws, University Kentucky, Illinois Wesleyan University, College of the Pacific, Ball State Teachers College, St. John Fisher College. Doctor of Letters, Keuka College, Wooster College. Doctor of Humane Letters, Drury College, Valparaiso U., Ohio State University, Midland Lutheran College, Denison U., Doctor of Fine Arts, Drake U., 1966, U. Portland, 1968.

D.Sacred Music, Kenyon College, Youngstown U.

Career

Member staff theory department College of the Pacific, San Jose, California, 1916, dean Conservatory Fine Arts, 1919-1921, director Eastman School Museum, U., Rochester, 1924-1964, director Institute of America Music, 1964-1981. Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, 1964-1965. Cons. unites states department of State.

Advising committee arts National Cultural Center, Washington. Member Executive Committee of United Nations-Energy service company.

Works

  • Book (1960)

    • Harmonic Materials of Modern Music

  • opera

    • Merry Mount

      (Composer wide variety musical compositions, including 7 s...)

Membership

Member staff theory department College of the Pacific, San Jose, California, 1916, dean Conservatory Fine Arts, 1919-1921, director Eastman School Museum, U., Rochester, 1924-1964, director Institute of America Music, 1964-1981. Member Executive Committee of United Nations-Energy service company. Served as guest conductor major cities both United States and foreign.

Fellow American Academy Rome, 1921-1924, Royal Academy Music in Sweden, 1938. Member of New York State Council Arts (concert advisory panel), American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, American Philosophical Society, Newcomen Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Country of Rochester.

Connections

Married Margaret Elizabeth Nelson, July 24, 1946.

father:
Hans Hanson

mother:
Hilma (Eckstrom) Hanson

spouse:
Margaret Elizabeth Nelson