John J Becker

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 Notre Dame University 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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