Notable Composer and Society Member William Bolcom Defended the Arts in an Address at University of Michigan's Phi Kappa Phi Spring Initiation
Donovan, Mary Beth, Schaefer, James T., Schaefer, Karen Moon, Phi Kappa Phi Forum
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Phi Kappa Phi member William Bolcom urged Americans to take care of the artistic health of the nation, especially in a recession, in a keynote speech at the University of Michigan Phi Kappa Phi chapter 39 induction ceremony on March 15.
Bolcom, who retired in 2008 after 35 years of teaching at the university's School of Music, based his remarks largely on his celebrated and versatile works for the concert hall, opera, cabaret, stage, ballet and film--for doing "what a busy composer does these days in the 20th and 21st centuries." as he put it. At the same time, the 2006 National Medal of Arts recipient provided a perspective on American and European music and on the ongoing struggle for …
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Publication information: Article title: Notable Composer and Society Member William Bolcom Defended the Arts in an Address at University of Michigan's Phi Kappa Phi Spring Initiation. Contributors: Donovan, Mary Beth - Author, Schaefer, James T. - Author, Schaefer, Karen Moon - Author. Magazine title: Phi Kappa Phi Forum. Volume: 89. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2009. Page number: 38. © 2008 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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