Kara KARAEV, USSR Composer. First Secretary, Azerbaydzhan Union of Composers, since 1956; board member, USSR Union of Composers, since 1948; Honoured Art Worker of Azerbaydzhan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1955; Popular Artist of USSR since 1959; member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Lithuania Azerbaydzhan, since 1960; Professor, Azerbaydzhan Conservatory, since 1957; full member, Azerbaydzhan Academy of Sciences, since 1960.
1941-1942 Artistic Director, Philharmonic, Baku. Since 1946 instructor in composition and 1949-1953 Director, Baku Conservatory. 1949-1950 Head,Department of Music, Institute of History, of Arts, Azerbaydzhan Academy of Sciences.
1944-1949 Deputy Chairman, 1953-1956 Chairman, Azerbaydzhan Union of Composers. Deputy, Azerbaydzhan Supreme Soviet of 1955 convocation. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1958 convocation.