Boudreau, Robert (Austin)

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Boudreau, Robert (Austin)

Boudreau, Robert (Austin), American trumpeter and conductor; b. Bellingham, Mass., April 25, 1927. He studied trumpet with Georges Mager of the Boston Sym. Orch. and with William Vacchiano at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. He then taught music at Ithaca Coll. (1951–52), Lehigh Univ. (1952–53), and Duquesne Univ. (1955–57). In 1957 he founded in Pittsburgh the American Wind Sym. Orch., specializing in contemporary music; it commissioned works from numerous composers with its performances taking place aboard the Point Counterpoint II, a floating arts center.

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