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Harrison Kerr

Born: Oct 13, 1897

Death: Jan 1, 1978

Birthplace: Cleveland

Nationality: United States

Harrison Kerr

Date of Birth : Oct 13, 1897
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1978
Birth Place : Cleveland

Harrison Kerr was an American composer of contemporary classical music, editor, administrator, and educator. He studied in Cleveland, Ohio with James H. Rogers, in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. From 1949 to 1969, he served as professor of music and dean at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He also served as the first Executive Secretary of the American Music Center as well as the first Executive Secretary of the American Composers Alliance. In addition, he served on the editorial boards of New Music Editions and New Music Quarterly Recordings. Among his many works are four symphonies and an opera entitled The Tower of Kel. His music is recorded on the Composers Recordings, Inc. label.

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