Arthur Kreutz

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-25-1906

Died: 03-11-1991

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

KREUTZ, ARTHUR.  Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1944. 

Born July 25, 1906, La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Education:  University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1930, B.M., 1935; Royal Conservatory, Ghent, Belgium, Diplomat, 1933; Columbia University, M.A., 1939. Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, 1940–42.

Teacher of Music, 1936–37, Madison (Wisconsin) High Schools; Conductor, 1936–37, Madison Concert Orchestra; Instructor in Music, 1939–40, Teachers College, Columbia University; Instrumental Director, 1940, Georgia State College; Assistant Professor of Music Theory, 1942—, Director of University Symphony and University Opera Company, 1943—, University of Texas.

Musical Compositions:  String Quartet, performed by the Faculty Quartet, at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1938; Paul Bunyan, by the Riverside (New York) Symphony, 1939; Winter of the Blue Snow, by the Georgia State College Orchestra, 1940, and by the NYA Symphony of New York, 1941; Music for Symphony Orchestra, by the NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1940, by the Columbia University Summer Symphony, 1940, by the Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, 1940; American Dances, by the Wallenstein Sinfonietta, 1941, by the New England Conservatory Orchestra, 1943; Symphonic Sketch on 3 American Folk Tunes, by the International Society for Contemporary Music, 1942; Land Be Bright, performed to accompany a dance by Martha Graham, 1942; incidental music recorded for OWI film, Salvage, 1942.

Publications of Music:  Winter of the Blue Snow, 1942; Study in Jazz, 1943.