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us: Anderson, T. J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1928-

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  • Fuller Name

    • Thomas Jefferson
  • Variants

    • us: Anderson, Thomas Jefferson, 1928-
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1928-08-17
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Coatesville (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pennsylvania State University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Iowa
        • Organization: (naf) Langston University
        • Organization: (naf) Tennessee State University
        • Organization: (naf) Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Tufts University
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Music
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Composition teachers (Music)
              (lcsh) Trumpeters
                (lcsh) Violinists
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            • Sources

              • found: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Spectrum [SR] 1974: label (T.J. Anderson (b. 1928)) notes (b. 1928 in Coatesville, Pa.)
              • found: Anderson, E. R. Contemporary American composers, 1982 (Anderson, Thomas Jefferson, Jr., b. Coatesville, Pa., 8/17/28)
              • found: Baker, D. N. The Black composer speaks, 1978: p. 1 (Thomas Jefferson Anderson Jr.) p. 7 (T.J. Anderson (in titles of bibliographic citations))
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Anderson, T. J.; Thomas Jefferson Anderson; composer/ arranger, educator, trumpeter, violinist; born 17 August 1928 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States; master's in music education from the Pennsylvania State University (1951); instrumental music instructor for the High Point, North Carolina, public schools (1951-1954); PhD in music composition, University of Iowa (1958); professor and chair of music at Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma (1958-1963); professor of music, Tennessee State University, Nashville (1963-1969); composer-in-residence for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1969-1972); orchestrated Scott Joplin's opera “Treemonisha”; professor and chair of the music department, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts (1972-1990); was named Austin Fletcher Professor of Music (1978-1990); created more than eighty compositions; received more than thirty commissions: from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fromm Foundation, ASCAP, Meet the Composer; awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Black Music Caucus, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Association of Negro Musicians; received six honorary doctorates; was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the United States (2005); date and place of death unknown)
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