University of Southern California
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection contains the music scores, manuscripts and books of American composer, organist and teacher, and USC alumnus Rayner Brown (1912-1999). American organist, composer, and teacher Rayner Brown was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1912, and died in Los Angeles, California in 1999. He earned his BM and MM at USC, and served as the principle organist for the Wilshire Presbyterian Church from 1941 to 1977.
Dates: circa 1940s-
Overview Correspondence, scores, recordings, and ephemeracorrespondence of Austrian emigre composer and teacher Ernest Kanitz (1894-1978). Kanitz continuously devoted himself to the systematic study of piano, theory and composition. In 1930 he founded the Vienna Women's Chorus, with which he brought new choral music to the public in Vienna, Paris, Brno and Budapest. In July 1938, Kanitz emigrated to the United States with his wife and children. Once there, he began teaching music and also appeared as...
Abstract Collection consists of manuscript scores, manuscript sheet music, recordings, correspondence, personal collection of books, scores, and recordings of Frederic Myrow. Fred Myrow was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1939, moving to Hollywood at age six where his father, film composer Joseph Myrow wrote the Frank Sinatra hit, "You Make Me Feel So Young," among many other songs. His grandfather, Irving Mills, had launched the publishing house, Mills Music, served as the musical director at the Cotton...
Abstract The University of Southern California's music school was officially established in 1884, and conferred its first degrees in 1885. The records document many of the activities of the School from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. Included are the papers (generally incomplete) of some of the School's notable personnel, including Max Swarthout, Raymond Kendall, Ellis Kohs, Pauline Alderman, and Walter F. Skeele; records of academic activities; records of student and alumni...
Dates: 1897 - 2017; Modified: 2017-2019, 2021