Robert Mills Delaney

Robert Mills Delaney

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Music Composition

Fellow: Awarded 1930

Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-24-1903

Died: 09-21-1956

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

Delaney, Robert Mills: Appointed for creative work in musical composition, abroad; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1929.

Born July 24, 1903, at Baltimore, Maryland. Education: Music studies: violin, Combs Conservatory of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under Schrondieck and Geiger; elementary theory, University of Southern California; theory and composition under Nadia Boulanger, Paris; orchestration under Arthur Honegger, Paris; violin under Lucien Capet, Paris.

Instructor of Music and Director of Orchestra, 1928–29, State Normal College, Santa Barbara, California; Instructor of Music, 1928–29, Santa Barbara School, Carpenteria, California.

Principal Compositions: First String Quartet, performed by Société Musicale Indépendante, Paris, 1927, and by Persinger String Quartet, Santa Barbara, California, 1928; Violin Sonata, performed at the Copland-Sessions Concerts, New York City, 1928; “Constant Couple,” Suite for Orchestra, performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 1928; three Choruses for mixed voices, performed in Norway, 1927; Quintette for strings and oboe.