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Chapin, Schuyler G(arrison)

Chapin, Schuyler G(arrison)

Chapin, Schuyler G(arrison), American music administrator; b. N.Y., Feb. 13, 1923. He received training from Boulanger at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. (1940–1). After working for NBC (1941–51), Tex and Jinx McCary Enterprises (1951–53), and Columbia Artists Management (1953–59), he was head of the Masterworks Division of Columbia Records (1959–63). He later was associated with N.Y.’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and, from 1969 to 1971, was executive producer for Amberson Enterprises. He then was general manager of N.Y/s Metropolitan Opera (1972–75). From 1976 to 1987 he served as dean of Columbia Univ/s School of the Arts. He was vice-president of worldwide concert and artist activities for Steinway and Sons (1990–92). In 1994 he became chairman of cultural affairs for the city of N.Y. He publ, his memoirs as Musical Chairs: A Life in the Arts (1977). He also publ. Leonard Bernstein: Notes From a Friend (1992) and Sopranos, Mezzos, Tenors, Bassos and Other Friends (1995).

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