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music director , conductor

William Clifton Byrd, music director, conductor. Member Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Kappa Lambda.; Kiwanian.

Background

Byrd, William Clifton was born on September 6, 1926 in Cincinnati. Son of William Clifton and Alverta Ellen (Frazee) Byrd.

Education

Bachelor of Music, College Music of Cincinnati, 1950, Master of Music, 1953.

Career

August 1972); children—Alesia, Belinda. Married second, Susan Marie Diebel, June 23, 1973. Conductor, Cincinnati Music Drama Guild, 1947-1953.

Music director Cincinnati Little Symphony, 1949-1956. Conductor orchestra, chorus and opera Cincinnati College Music, 1951-1953. Teacher advanced conducting Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, 1954-1956.

Mus. director, conductor Lima (O.) Symphony Orchestra, 1956-1966, Flint Symphony Orchestra (Michigan), 1966-1974. Artistic director Flint Institute Music, 1971-1974. Mus. director Overture to Opera, Detroit, 1970-1974.

Guest conductor British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1954, 55, 57-59, 62, 64, 66, 67, Danish State Radio, Copenhagen, 1953, 54, 56-59, 62, 64, 66, 67, 70, 72, Norwegian State Radio, 1956-1959, 61, 62, 64, 69, 72, 73, Swedish Radio, Goetborg, 1961, 62, 62, 69, 72, 73. Board of directors Flint Arts Council Frank Huntington Beebe grantee New England Conservatory of Music, 1953-1954.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with J. Anderson, M. Gminder, W. Sonntag) Music, A Wonder World of Sound, 1964, review, 1965.

Membership

Member Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Kappa Lambda.

Connections

Married Margaret Margaret Sutton, May 1, 1954 (divorced August 1972).; married second, Susan Marie Diebel, June 23, 1973. Children: Alesia, Belinda.

father:
William Clifton Byrd

mother:
Alverta Ellen (Frazee) Byrd

spouses:
Margaret Margaret Sutton

Susan Marie Diebel

children:
Alesia Byrd

Belinda Byrd