Index of interviewees

Photo Name MIT Affiliation Music/Professional Work Interview Dates
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Dante Anzolini

MIT AffiliationMIT Associate Professor of Music, 1998-2006; conductor, MIT Symphony Music/
Professional
Work
Conductor of orchestras in the United States, Latin America, and Europe
Interview Dates
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Jeanne Bamberger

MIT AffiliationMIT Professor of Music, 1971-2005 Music/
Professional
Work
Pianist, Music Theorist
Interview Dates
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John Bavicchi

MIT AffiliationMIT student, Business and Engineering, 1940-1942 Music/
Professional
Work
Composer, conductor; Professor of Music, Berklee College of Music
Interview Dates
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Leo Beranek

MIT AffiliationMIT Associate Professor of Communications Engineering, 1947-1958 Music/
Professional
Work
Concert hall acoustical design consultant; partner in BBN Inc.
Interview Dates
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Linda Solow Blotner

MIT AffiliationMIT Music Librarian, 1972-1984 Music/
Professional
Work
Head, Music Library, Hartt School of Music 1987-2007
Interview Dates
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David Bondelevitch

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Film/Video Production, 1985; trumpet player Music/
Professional
Work
Assistant Professor at University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television; film music & dialog editor and mixing engineer
Interview Dates
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Claude Brenner

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1947; MIT M.S.,1948; sang in the MIT Glee Club and the MIT Logarhythms Music/
Professional
Work
President, Commonwealth Energy Group Ltd.; active in Council for the Arts at MIT
Interview Dates
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Adrian Childs

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Mathematics and Music, 1994; played in the MIT Concert Band, Chamber Music Society; student composer Music/
Professional
Work
Composer; Assistant Professor of Music, University of Georgia
Interview Dates
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Charles Yardley Chittick

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Business and Engineering (Course XV), 1922; MIT Mandolin Club Music/
Professional
Work
Patent attorney
Interview Dates
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John Corley

MIT AffiliationFounding director and conductor of the MIT Concert Band, 1949-1999 Music/
Professional
Work
Conductor, trumpet player
Interview Dates
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Cherry Emerson

MIT AffiliationMIT M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1941 Music/
Professional
Work
Chemical engineer, amateur pianist; philanthropist for music at MIT
Interview Dates
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Stephen Erdely

MIT AffiliationMIT Professor of Music, 1973-1991 Music/
Professional
Work
Ethnomusicologist, concert violinist
Interview Dates
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Sara Emerson Farwell

MIT AffiliationDaughter of Arthur Farwell, MIT B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1893 Music/
Professional
Work
Actress; theater voice teacher; daughter of the distinguished composer Arthur Farwell, 1872-1952
Interview Dates
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David Foxe

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Architecture and Music, 2003; M.S. Architecture, 2006 Music/
Professional
Work
Architect and composer
Interview Dates
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William Grossman

MIT AffiliationMIT S.B. 1969 and M.S. 1971 in Computer Science; active in many MIT performing groups Music/
Professional
Work
Conductor, arranger, editor, and rehearsal pianist for Broadway theater productions in New York
Interview Dates
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Arnold Judson

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1947; MIT M.S. Organizational Behavior, 1948; pianist; active in MIT student performing groups Music/
Professional
Work
Business management consultant; pianist; composer
Interview Dates
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Samuel Jay Keyser

MIT AffiliationMIT Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy; played in MIT Concert Jazz Band Music/
Professional
Work
Linguist, trombonist in area jazz bands
Interview Dates
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Lionel Kinney

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Civil Engineering, 1953; active in student performing groups Music/
Professional
Work
Engineer with Caterpiller, Inc; philanthropist for music at MIT
Interview Dates
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Karl Kornacker

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Physics, 1958; MIT Ph.D. Biology, 1962; cellist; played in MITSO Music/
Professional
Work
Professor at Ohio State University, Division of Sensory Biophysics; semi-professional cellist
Interview Dates
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Everett Longstreth

MIT AffiliationDirector of MIT Concert Jazz Band, 1968-1995 Music/
Professional
Work
Band leader, trumpet player, arranger
Interview Dates
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Rajesh Mehta

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Electrical Engineering and Humanities, 1986 Music/
Professional
Work
Trumpet player
Interview Dates
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Richard Orr

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S., 1962; MIT M.S., 1963; MIT Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1973; played in Festival Jazz Ensemble Music/
Professional
Work
Electrical engineer, jazz trombonist, composer
Interview Dates
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Herb Pomeroy

MIT AffiliationDirector of MIT Jazz Bands, 1963-1985; founder of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble Music/
Professional
Work
Jazz trumpeter and band leader; composer, arranger; Professor at Berklee College College of Music 1955-1995
Interview Dates
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Brian Robison

MIT AffiliationMIT Assistant Professor of Music, 2002-2006 Music/
Professional
Work
Composer
Interview Dates
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Jamshied Sharifi

MIT AffiliationDirected the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, 1985-1992; MIT B.S. Humanities, 1983 Music/
Professional
Work
Composer, keyboard player, producer, arranger
Interview Dates
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Robert Sprich

MIT AffiliationMIT B.S. Humanities, 1960; Music Library student assistant Music/
Professional
Work
Professor of English Emeritus, Bentley College
Interview Dates
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Barry Vercoe

MIT AffiliationMIT Professor Emeritus of Music; MIT Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Music/
Professional
Work
Computer music engineer, composer, conductor
Interview Dates
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Claudia Von Canon

MIT AffiliationMIT Lecturer in Music, 1974-1991 Music/
Professional
Work
Pianist, harpsichordist, singer, novelist
Interview Dates
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Duscha Weisskopf

MIT AffiliationMIT Music Librarian, 1949-1952 Music/
Professional
Work
Historian, amateur singer
Interview Dates