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composer , playwright

Martin Halpern, American Playwright, composer. Recipient California Olympiad of the Arts award, 1968, Bronze Windmill award, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1971, Harold C. Crain award, San Jose State University, 1978, Massachusetts Artists Foundation award, 1983. With United States Army, 1951-1953, Panama. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dramatists Guild, Long Island Composers Alliance.

Background

Halpern, Martin was born on October 3, 1929 in New York City. Son of Louis and Edith (Eisinger) Halpern.

Education

Bachelor, University Rochester, 1950. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1959.

Master of Arts in Music Composition, City University of New York, 1997.

Career

Professor theater arts Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1965-1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Playwright: Day Six, Magic Fire, What the Babe Said, mumerous others. Composer chamber and vocal music, chamber opera The Satin Cloak.

Membership

With United States Army, 1951-1953, Panama. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dramatists Guild, Long Island Composers Alliance.

Connections

Married Nancy Homer, July 5, 1959 (divorced July, 1985). Children: Andrew, Jessica. Married Barbara Underwood, August 4, 1985.

Children: Robert Underwood.

father:
Louis Halpern

mother:
Edith (Eisinger) Halpern

spouses:
Nancy Homer

Barbara Underwood

children:
Andrew Halpern

Jessica Halpern

Robert Underwood Halpern