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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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ROREM, NED: 1923-

Ned Rorem was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in Richmond, Ind., the son of Clarence R. and Gladys Miller Rorem. He earned the degrees of B.S. in 1946 and M.S. in 1948 from the Juilliard School of Music. He also studied privately with Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson. Rorem wrote more than 300 songs in the 1940s. During 1949-57 he composed his first extended works while living in France and Morocco . He was a composer in residence at the University of Buffalo, 1959-61, and the University of Utah, 1965-67. He has written orchestral works, operas, song cycles, compositions for piano, chamber music, ballets, and theatrical works. Rorem has received several honors including the Gershwin Memorial Award, 1949, for "Overture in C"; a Fulbright fellowship for study with Honegger in Paris , 1951-52; and a Eurydice Choral Award, 1954.

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