Hunter Johnson


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(b Benson, N. Car., 1906; d Smithfield, N. Car., 1998). Amer. composer. Head of comp. dept., Michigan Univ. 1929–33. Won Amer. Prix de Rome 1933, going to Eur. for 2 years’ study. Teacher at Manitoba Univ. 1944–7, Cornell Univ. 1948–53. Illinois Univ. 1959–65, Texas Univ. 1966–71. Comps. incl. sym. (1931); pf. conc. (1935); Concerto for Orchestra (1944); 4 ballets incl. Letter to the World (1940) and The Scarlet Letter (1975); chamber mus., etc.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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