Fink, Myron S(amuel)

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Fink, Myron S(amuel)

Fink, Myron S(amuel), American composer; b. Chicago, April 19, 1932. He received training from Borowski and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and studied at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. with Wagenaar and at the Univ. of 111. with Burrill Phillips. He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Memorial Fellowship and studied with Robert Palmer at Cornell Univ. (1954–55) before completing his training on a Fulbright Scholarship in Vienna (1955–56). Fink subsequently taught at Alma Coll., Hunter Coll., the Curtis Inst. of Music in Philadelphia, the State Univ. of N.Y. at Purchase, and the City Univ. of N.Y. Graduate Center. He wrote the operas The Boor (St. Louis, Feb. 14, 1955), Susanna and the Elders (1955), Jeremiah (Binghamton, N.Y., May 25, 1962), Judith and Holofernes (concert perf., Purchase, N.Y., Feb. 4, 1978), Chinchilla (Binghamton, N.Y., Jan. 18, 1986), The Island of Tomorrow (N.Y, June 19, 1986), and The Conquistador (San Diego, March 1, 1997).

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