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us: DePreist, James, 1936-2013

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  • Fuller Name

    • James Anderson
  • Variants

    • us: De Preist, James, 1936-2013
    • us: DePreist, J. (James), 1936-2013
    • us: Preist, James de, 1936-2013
    • us: De Priest, James, 1936-2013
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1936-11-21
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2013-02-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Scottsdale (Ariz.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Wharton School
        • Organization: (naf) National Symphony Orchestra Association (Washington, D.C.)
        • Organization: (naf) Oregon Symphony
        • Organization: (naf) Juilliard School
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Conductors (Music)
          (lcsh) Educators
            (lcsh) African American conductors (Music)
        • Use For

        • Sources

          • found: Rachmaninoff, S. The sea and the gulls [SR] p1988: label (James DePreist, conductor)
          • found: Handy, D.A. Black conductors, 1995: p. 86 (James Anderson DePreist; b. Nov. 21, 1936, Philadelphia, PA.)
          • found: RLIN, Sept. 21, 2006 (hdg.: DePreist, James, 1936-; De Preist, James, 1936-; De Preist, James; De Priest, James, 1936- [sic]; DePriest, James [sic]; usage: James DePreist, James dePreist, James De Preist, James de Preist, J. De Preist, DePreist, James DePriest [sic], James De Priest [sic])
          • found: New York times WWW site, Feb. 11, 2013 (in obituary published Feb. 9: James DePreist; b. James Anderson DePreist, Nov. 21, 1936, Philadelphia; d. Friday [Feb. 8, 2013], Scottsdale, Ariz., aged 76; pioneering conductor)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 14, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (DePreist, James; composer, arranger, orchestral conductor, music educator; born 21 November 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; bachelor in pre-law and master's from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1958, 1961); studied musical history, theory of harmony and orchestration at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music; entered the Mitropoulos and became the first American to win first prize and first African American to conduct a major symphony; was an assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic (1965-1966); debuted in Europe at a Rotterdam Philharmonic Promenades concert (1969); later was an associate conductor of the National Symphony in Washington, DC (1971), music director of Quebec Symphony (1976); community leader, laureate music director of the Oregon Symphony, and director of orchestral studies at Juilliard in New York (2004); honors include, thirteen honorary doctorates, Insignia of Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland, Officer of the Order of Cultural Merit of Monaco; died 08 February 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States)
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