VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
American administrator, composer, conductor, editor, pianist, teacher and writer John J Becker was born in Henderson, Kentucky on 22 January 1886. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory and then at the Wisconsin Conservatory in Milwaukee.
A devout Catholic, he taught at the University of Notre Dame for ten years and then at the College of St Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota. Later he administered Minnesota's Federal Music Project and was associate editor of the New Music Quarterly.
John J Becker died in Wilmette, Illinois on 21 January 1961, aged nearly seventy-five.
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