Norman Dello Joio

Norman Dello Joio

Fellow: Awarded 1944
Field of Study: Music Composition
Fellow: Awarded 1945
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

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

DELLO JOIO, NORMAN.  Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from May 1, 1944.

Born January 24, 1913, in New York City.  Education:  College of the City of New York, 1931–33; Institute of Musical Art, 1933–37; Juilliard Graduate School, 1939–42; Yale University Music School, 1942–43.

Choirmaster and Organist, 1934–41, St. Ann’s Church, New York City; Music Director, 1941–42, Dance Players, Inc.

Musical Compositions:  Song, performed by Mordecai Baumann, 1939; Concertino for flute, performed by Symphonic Strings, Alfred Wallenstein conducting, 1940, by Orchestrette Classique, Fredrique Petrides conducting, 1941, by the NBC Orchestra, Frank Black conducting, 1941, by the National Orchestral Association, 1944; Trio for horn, bassoon and clarinet, performed at Columbia University, 1940; Concertino for piano and orchestra, performed by the New York Chamber Orchestra, Dean Dixon conducting, 1941; Sonata for piano and violin, performed by Eudice Shapiro and Irene Jacobi, 1941; Ballad for string orchestra, performed at the Juilliard School, 1941; Vigil Strange, performed by the New York Chorus for broadcasting over WNYC, 1941; Piano Suite, performed by Lucy Brown, 1941, by Thomas Richner, 1944; Prairie and The Duke of Sacramento, ballets, performed by the Dance Players, on tour, 1942; <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:

normal;”>Piano Sonata No. 1, performed by Sidney Foster, 1943, 1944; Sinfonietta, performed by the National Orchestral Association, 1943; Piano Sonata No. 2, performed by Sidney Foster, 1944; <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:

normal;”>Magnificat, performed by the National Orchestral Association, 1944; Trio for flute, cello and piano, performed by Sidney Foster (and others), 1944; <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:

normal;”>Rhumba for two pianos, performed by Livingston Gearhart and Virginia Morley, 1944; <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:

normal;”>Mystic Trumpeter, performed by the Collegiate Chorale, 1944. Awarded Town Hall Music Committee award, 1943.

 

Son: Justin N. Dello Joio, Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition, 1998

Awarded: Pulitzer Prize, Music Composition, 1957

Pulitzer Prize, Music Composition, 1957
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