Competition: US & Canada
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:
ETLER, ALVIN DERALD: Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from April 15, 1940.
Born February 19, 1913, at Battle Creek, Iowa. Education: University of Illinois, 1930–31; Western Reserve University, 1931–34; Cleveland Institute of Music, 1931–33.
Teacher of Woodwind Instruments, 1936–38, Western Reserve University; member of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1938—.
Principal compositions: Trio for Strings, performed by Walden Quartet at Severence Hall, Cleveland, 1935, for broadcasting, 1935, and at many private performances; Five Songs for Five People, performed by University Singers, Severence Hall; Six from Ohio (suite for oboe, violin, viola, cello) performed by Walden Quartet, Severence Hall, 1937, at Yaddo Music Festival, 1937, for broadcasting, 1937 and 1938; performed by the Roth Quartet at Princeton, New Jersey, 1938; Music for Chamber Orchestra, performed at Yaddo Music Festival, 1938, by Eastman Chamber Symphony, 1939; Music for Brass, performed for broadcasting, 1939.