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Among veteran composer Claude Baker’s many honors are an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; two Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards; the Manuel de Falla Prize from the Government of Spain; the Pogorzelski-Yankee Prize from the American Guild of Organists; the Eastman-Leonard and George Eastman Prizes; awards from ASCAP, BMI, and the League of Composers/ISCM; commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm Music Foundations, Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, and Meet the Composer (now NewMusicUSA); a residency at the American Academy in Rome; and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Bogliasco Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts councils of Indiana, Kentucky, and New York. Suring his eight-year tenure as Composer-in-Residence of the St. Louis Symphony, he initiated numerous community-based projects, most notably the establishment of composition programs at multiple grade levels in the St. Louis Public Schools. He is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Composition at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

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All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano.

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Copland: Through 1942

This American classic includes Copland's first-person recollections, Vivian Perlis' vivid commentary, and ...