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composer , music conservatory administrator

Peter Mennin, composer, music conservatory administrator. award, Koussevitsky award, Dallas Symphony Commn; award 1952, Naumburg Found; award 1952, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Found; award American Academy Arts and Letters; award; Beams prize Columbia. Member advisory panel United States Information Agency, 1961; member exec; Member League Composers (board dirs.

Background

Mennin, Peter was born on May 17, 1923 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

Education

Student, Oberlin Conservatory, 1940-1942. Studied with, Howard Hanson. Studied conducting with, Serge Koussevitsky at, Tanglewood, Mass.

Career

Director Peabody Conservatory Music, Baltimore, 1958-1962. Composer: First Symphony, 1942, String Quartet, 1942, Concertino for Flute, Strings and Percussion, 1945, Second Symphony, 1945, Folk Overture, 1945, Fantasia for Strings (Canzona and Tocata), 1946, Third Symphony, 1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Authors and Publications (director), Phi Mu Alpha.

Membership

Member advisory panel United States Information Agency, 1961. Member exec; Member League Composers (board dirs.

Connections

Children: Felica, Mark.

children:
Felica Mennin

Mark Mennin