Douglas Moore

Douglas Moore

Fellow: Awarded 1934
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Education: Columbia University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

MOORE, DOUGLAS STUART:  Appointed for creative work in musical composition, abroad; tenure, eight months from April 1, 1934.

Born August 10, 1893, at Cutchogue, New York. Education:  Yale University, B.A., 1915, B.Mus., 1917; Schola Cantorum, Paris, 1919–21. Pulitzer Fellowship in Music, 1925; study with Nadia Boulanger, 1925–26.

Curator of Music, 1921–25, Cleveland Museum of Art; Instructor of Music, 1923–25, Adelbert College of Western Reserve University; Associate Professor of Music, 1926—, Columbia University.

Principal Compositions:  Four Museum pieces, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, the composer conducting, Cleveland, 1923; Pageant of P. T. Barnum, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, Nikolai Sokoloff conducting, in Cleveland and on tour, 1926-27, by the San Francisco Orchestra, Sokoloff conducting, San Francisco, 1928, by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conducting, Rochester, 1928, by the Manhattan Symphony, the composer conducting, New York, 1929, for broadcasting, Walter Damrosch conducting, New York, 1930, by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Goosens conducting, Rochester, 1930, at the Hollywood Bowl, Walter Damrosch conducting, 1931, by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the composer conducting, New York, 1932, and at Harrisburg, Raudenbush conducting, 1933; Symphonic Poem—Moby Dick, performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conducting, 1929; A Symphony of Autumn,  performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conducting, 1932; Overture on an American Tune, performed by the Manhattan Orchestra, the composer conducting, 1932, by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conducting, 1933, by the Cleveland Orchestra, the composer conducting, 1933, and by the New York Civic Orchestra, Chalmers Clifton conducting, 1933.

Publications: Music: Pageant of P. T. Barnum, 1924. Book: Listening to Music, 1932.

Awarded: Pulitzer Prize, Music Composition, 1951

Pulitzer Prize, Music Composition, 1951
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