Keller, Homer, American composer; b. Oxnard, Calif., Feb. 17, 1915. He studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with Hanson and Rogers (B.M., 1937; M.M., 1938), then in Paris, on a Fulbright grant, with Honegger and Boulanger (1950–51). He taught at the Univ. of Mich. (1947–54) and the Univ. of Ore. (1958–77).
orch 3 syms.: No. 1 (N.Y. Nov. 2, 1940), No. 2 (Ann Arbor, Mich., April 1, 1948), and No. 3 (Honolulu, Dec. 9, 1950); Piano Concerto (Ojai, Calif., May 29, 1949); Sonorities (Eugene, Ore., Feb. 23, 1971). other Chamber music; vocal works.
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