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Peter Bertram Yates

music educator.

Peter Bertram Yates, music educator. Recipient Ford Foundation award, 1964. Board of directors Southern California Chamber Music Society, from 1954. member Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1964.

Background

Yates, Peter Bertram was born on November 30, 1909 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (parents American citizens). Son of Peter B. and Margery (Cochrane) Yates.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1931.

Career

With California Department Employment, 1937-1962. Author, lecturer, from 1962. Became professor music, department chairman State University College New York at Buffalo, 1968.

Critic music and other arts Arts and Architecture, 1940-1967. Co-founder, coordinator Eves. on the Roof chamber concerts, Los Angeles, 1939-1954. Co-founder Poetry Los Angeles, 1956.

Member Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1964. Volunteer broadcaster Pacifica Foundation, Station KPFK-FM. Los Angeles, 1959-1967.

Works

  • Author: A Smaller Poem Book, 1946. An Amateur at the Keyboard, 1964. Twentieth Century Music, 1967.

    (poetry) The Garden Prospect, 1981. Co-editor: Poetry Los Angeles, 1958. Contributing editor Arts in Socity.

Membership

Member Salzburg Seminar American Studies, 1964.

Connections

Married Frances Mullen, November 26, 1932. Children: Peter Barheidt, George E. Cochrane, John Stewart (deceased).

father:
Peter B. Yates

mother:
Margery (Cochrane) Yates

spouse:
Frances Mullen

children:
Peter Barheidt Yates

George E. Cochrane Yates

John Stewart Yates (deceased)