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Music educator , musicologist

Raoul François Camus, music educator, musicologist. Recipient Queens Council on the Arts Certified of Appreciation, 1975, Professional Staff Congress/CUNY awards, 1979-1980, 80-81, 1986, National Endowment for the Humanities research award, 1982-1983, Queens College Choral Society Silver Jubilee award, 1984; National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, 1979-1980.


Camus, Raoul François was born on December 5, 1930 in Buffalo. Son of Raymond Valentin and Gurli (Lowerling) Camus.


Bachelor, Queens College, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1969.


Teacher orchestral music, various high schools, New York City, 1959-1970;bandmaster, Army National Guard, New York City, 1959-1974;assistant professor music, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, 1970-1975;associate professor music, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, 1975-1979;professor music, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, 1979-1995;professor emeritus, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, since 1995. Department chair Queensborough Community College, 1983-1986. Founder, director Queens Symphonic Band, 1970-1996.

Fulbright visiting professor, Austria, 1995.



Served with New York Army National Guard, 1945-1974. Member Sonneck Society for American Music (treasurer 1978-1981, president 1981-1985), American Musicological Society, World Association Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, College Band Directors National Association, Association Concert Bands, International Society for Promotion and Investigation of Band Music.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: musical performance and research.


Married Joyce Gruber (divorced). 1 child, Colette Helène. Married Amy Edith Platt, February 10, 1963.

Children: Henry Raymond, Renée Elizabeth.

Raymond Valentin Camus

Gurli (Lowerling) Camus

Joyce Gruber

Amy Edith Platt

Colette Helène Camus

Henry Raymond Camus

Renée Elizabeth Camus