Mueller, OttO-Werner, German-American conductor and pedagogue; b. Bensheim, June 23, 1926. He studied at the Frankfurt am Main Musisches Gymnasium. He was made music director of the Stuttgart Radio’s chamber music dept. (1945), where he founded and conducted its chamber choir; then became conductor at the Heidelberg Theater (1947). After moving to Canada in 1951, he conducted with the CBC and joined the faculty of the Montreal Cons. (1958). He was founderdirector of the Victoria School of Music in British Columbia (1963–65) and music director of the Victoria Sym. Orch. (1963–67). He then went to the U.S., where he was prof. of music at the Univ. of Wise. (1967–77) and of conducting at the Yale Univ. School of Music (1977–86); then taught at N.Y.’s Juilliard School and at Philadelphia’s Curtis Inst. of Music (from 1986).
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