Personal Anecdotes About the Founders of the American Music Center

Personal Anecdotes About the Founders of the American Music Center
Samuel Adler Samuel Adler
Composer; Professor Emeritus, Eastman School of Music; Professor of Composition, The Juilliard School
“…I handed Hanson’s letter to Copland who opened it immediately. His face brightened, and yet there were tears in his eyes as he read the letter…”
John Duffy John Duffy
Composer; Founder and Former Executive Director of Meet The Composer
“The AMC was a rich haven for me during my student days. How glad I was to be there…”
Sylvia Goldstein Sylvia Goldstein
Former Senior Vice-President, Boosey & Hawkes
“While working to find a place for his own music in the repertoire, Aaron Copland always had time for others…”
Patrick Hardish Patrick Hardish
Composer; Co-Director, Composers Concordance
“Otto Luening was a great mentor and influence as well as being a close personal friend…”
Vivian Perlis Vivian Perlis
Director, Oral History of American Music, Yale University
“As we turned the pages of one workbook labeled “Juvenilia,” Copland gleefully read the instructions from Goldmark: ‘No parallel fifths! No fourths! No octaves!’…”