Roger Sessions

Roger Sessions

Fellow: Awarded 1926
Field of Study: Music Composition
Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Education: Cleveland Institute of Music

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Sessions, Roger Huntington: Appointed for creative work in musical composition; the plans for work including an opera, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and a symphony—both in process of composition; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1926.

Born December 28, 1896, at Brooklyn, New York. Education: Harvard College, A.B., 1915; Yale Music School, Mus. B., 1917; study under Ernest Bloch, 1919–22.

Assistant in Music, 1917–19, Instructor in Music, 1919–21, Smith College; teacher of theory and history of music, Cleveland Institute of Music, 1921–25.

Compositions: Music for Andreyeff’s drama, “The Black Maskers,” 1923, performed at Smith College; incidental music for Vollmüller’s “Turandot”; three Choral Preludes, for organ; several small works for piano, and a string quartet.

 

Awarded: Pulitzer Prize, Special Citation, 1974; Music Composition, 1982

Pulitzer Prize, Special Citation, 1974; Music Composition, 1982
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