Ruth Crawford

Fellow: Awarded 1930

Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-03-1901

Died: 11-18-1953

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Crawford, Ruth Porter:  Appointed for creative work in musical composition, abroad; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1930.

Born July 3, 1901, at East Liverpool, Ohio. Education: The American Conservatory, Chicago, studied harmony with John Palmer, 1921, counterpoint, composition, orchestration with Adolf Weidig, 1922–29 (Juilliard Musical Foundation Scholarship, 1926–29); in New York, counterpoint and composition with Charles Louis Seeger, 1929–30; American Conservatory, Mus. M., 1927.

Teacher of Piano and Harmony, American Conservatory, 1924–29.

Principal Compositions: Preludes for Piano; Sonata for Violin and Piano, performed by the League of Composers in New York, 1927, by the International Society for Contemporary Music, Chicago, 1928; Suite for Five Winds and Piano; Suite for Four Strings and Piano, performed by Pro Musica, New York, 1930; five Songs to Texts by Carl Sandburg, performed by League of Composers, 1930; Song for contralto, oboe, piano and percussion, performed by Pan American Association, New York, 1930.