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Robert Moevs

Born: Dec 2, 1920

Death: Dec 10, 2007

Birthplace: La Crosse

Nationality: United States

Robert Moevs

Date of Birth : Dec 2, 1920
Date of Death : Dec 10, 2007
Birth Place : La Crosse

Robert Walter Moevs was an American composer of contemporary classical music. He was known for his highly chromatic music. Moevs served in the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot during World War II. He then received his degree from Harvard University. Moevs was a student of Walter Piston and Nadia Boulanger. He taught at Harvard University and Rutgers University. He received the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1978 his Concerto Grosso was awarded the Stockhausen International Prize in Composition. His music has been performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. His papers, including unpublished scores and recordings, are held by the Rutgers Music Library. He died in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Also known as


  • Robert Walter Moevs

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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