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American Composer Howard Hanson
"Howard Hanson is one of my favorite American composers. Let's see how much you know about him."
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In which U.S. state was Howard Hanson born?
Howard Hanson's first full-time teaching post was at what west coast institution?
Fullerton Community College
University of Southern California
College of the Pacific (Now University of the Pacific)
Hanson's Opera "Merry Mount" was credited as the first American Opera.
Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony is possibly his most played and most loved work. What did Hanson affectionately name this symphony?
Hanson's "Song of Democracy" was premiered at a concert celebrating whose presidential inauguration?
Lyndon B. Johnson
John F. Kennedy
Hanson's "Song of Democracy" was set to a poem by which famous poet?
Hanson was awarded a Pulitzer Pize in 1944. For which of the following works was he given the award?
Serenade for Flute Harp and Strings
Hymn of the Pioneers
Chorale and Alleluia
Symphony No. 4
In 1960, Hanson published his first book titled, "Harmonic Materials of Modern Music: Resources of the Tempered Scale." What was the primary focus of this book?
Composition using pitch class set theory
Composition using 12-tone serialism
A guide to tuning equal tempered instruments
Composition using neo-romantic styles
Howard Hanson led a distinguished career as the Director of which prestigious music school?
The Curtis Conservatory of Music
The Juliard School of Music
The Eastman School of Music
The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Hanson lived a full and long life. He died in 1981 in which U.S. State?
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