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Index of interviewees

MIT affiliation
Music / professional work
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Dante Anzolini
MIT affiliationMIT Associate Professor of Music, 1998-2006; conductor, MIT Symphony
Music / professional workConductor of orchestras in the United States, Latin America, and Europe
Jeanne Bamberger
MIT affiliationMIT Professor of Music, 1971-2005
Music / professional workPianist, Music Theorist
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John Bavicchi
MIT affiliationMIT student, Business and Engineering, 1940-1942
Music / professional workComposer, conductor; Professor of Music, Berklee College of Music
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Leo Beranek
MIT affiliationMIT Associate Professor of Communications Engineering, 1947-1958
Music / professional workConcert hall acoustical design consultant; partner in BBN Inc.
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Linda Solow Blotner
MIT affiliationMIT Music Librarian, 1972-1984
Music / professional workHead, Music Library, Hartt School of Music 1987-2007
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David Bondelevitch
MIT affiliationMIT B.S. Film/Video Production, 1985; trumpet player
Music / professional workAssistant Professor at University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television; film music & dialog editor and mixing engineer
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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 workPresident, Commonwealth Energy Group Ltd.; active in Council for the Arts at MIT
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Peter Child
MIT affiliationProfessor of Music, 1986-
Music / professional workComposer
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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 workComposer; Assistant Professor of Music, University of Georgia
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Charles Yardley Chittick
MIT affiliationMIT B.S. Business and Engineering (Course XV), 1922; MIT Mandolin Club
Music / professional workPatent attorney
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John Corley
MIT affiliationFounding director and conductor of the MIT Concert Band, 1949-1999
Music / professional workConductor, trumpet player
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Cherry Emerson
MIT affiliationMIT M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1941
Music / professional workChemical engineer, amateur pianist; philanthropist for music at MIT
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Stephen Erdely
MIT affiliationMIT Professor of Music, 1973-1991
Music / professional workEthnomusicologist, concert violinist
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Sara Emerson Farwell
MIT affiliationDaughter of Arthur Farwell, MIT B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1893
Music / professional workActress; theater voice teacher; daughter of the distinguished composer Arthur Farwell, 1872-1952
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David Foxe
MIT affiliationMIT B.S. Architecture and Music, 2003; M.S. Architecture, 2006
Music / professional workArchitect and composer
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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 workConductor, arranger, editor, and rehearsal pianist for Broadway theater productions in New York
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John Harbison
MIT affiliationProfessor of Music 1969 -
Music / professional workComposer, Pianist
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Ellen T. Harris
MIT affiliationProfessor Emeritus 1989 -
Music / professional workMusicologist
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Mark S. Harvey
MIT affiliationSenior Lecturer in Music 1981 -
Music / professional workTrumpet player, composer
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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 workBusiness management consultant; pianist; composer
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Samuel Jay Keyser
MIT affiliationMIT Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy; played in MIT Concert Jazz Band
Music / professional workLinguist, trombonist in area jazz bands
Lionel Kinney
MIT affiliationMIT B.S. Civil Engineering, 1953; active in student performing groups
Music / professional workEngineer with Caterpiller, Inc; philanthropist for music at MIT
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Karl Kornacker
MIT affiliationMIT B.S. Physics, 1958; MIT Ph.D. Biology, 1962; cellist; played in MITSO
Music / professional workProfessor at Ohio State University, Division of Sensory Biophysics; semi-professional cellist
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Lowell Lindgren
MIT affiliationProfessor of Music Emeritus 1979-2013
Music / professional workMusicologist
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Everett Longstreth
MIT affiliationDirector of MIT Concert Jazz Band, 1968-1995
Music / professional workBand leader, trumpet player, arranger
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Rajesh Mehta
MIT affiliationMIT B.S. Electrical Engineering and Humanities, 1986
Music / professional workTrumpet player
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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 workElectrical engineer, jazz trombonist, composer
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Herb Pomeroy
MIT affiliationDirector of MIT Jazz Bands, 1963-1985; founder of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble
Music / professional workJazz trumpeter and band leader; composer, arranger; Professor at Berklee College College of Music 1955-1995
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Brian Robison
MIT affiliationMIT Assistant Professor of Music, 2002-2006
Music / professional workComposer
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Elena Ruehr
MIT affiliationLecturer in Music 1991 -
Music / professional workComposer
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Jamshied Sharifi
MIT affiliationDirected the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, 1985-1992; MIT B.S. Humanities, 1983
Music / professional workComposer, keyboard player, producer, arranger
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Robert Sprich
MIT affiliationMIT B.S. Humanities, 1960; Music Library student assistant
Music / professional workProfessor of English Emeritus, Bentley College
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Patricia Tang
MIT affiliationAssociate Professor of Music
Music / professional workEthnomusicologist, violinist
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Marcus Thompson
MIT affiliationProfessor of Music 1973 - ; Institute Professor 2015 -
Music / professional workViolist
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Barry Vercoe
MIT affiliationMIT Professor Emeritus of Music; MIT Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Music / professional workComputer music engineer, composer, conductor
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Claudia Von Canon
MIT affiliationMIT Lecturer in Music, 1974-1991
Music / professional workPianist, harpsichordist, singer, novelist
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Duscha Weisskopf
MIT affiliationMIT Music Librarian, 1949-1952
Music / professional workHistorian, amateur singer
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