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Barlow, Wayne (Brewster)

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Barlow, Wayne (Brewster), American composer, pedagogue, organist, and choirmaster; b. Elyria, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1912; d. Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 17, 1996. He studied with Rogers and Hanson at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. (B.M., 1934; M.M., 1935; Ph.D., 1937), and also took courses from Schoenberg at the Univ. of Southern Calif, in Los Angeles (1935); He later pursued training in electronic music with Schaeffer at the Univ. of Toronto (1963–64) and postdoctoral research at the uni vs. of Brussels, Ghent, and Utrecht (1964–65). From 1937 to 1978 he taught at the Eastman School of Music, where he also was director of graduate studies (1955–57; 1973–78) and chairman of its composition dept. and director of the electronic music studio (1968–73). He served as organist and choirmaster at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (1946–76) and at Christ Episcopal Church (1976–78) in Rochester. He was the author of Foundations of Music (N.Y., 1953). In his compositions, Barlow follows a varied stylistic path that is basically tonal with free 12-tone development.

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