Entity | Don Gillis

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Donald Eugene Gillis (June 17, 1912 – January 10, 1978) was an American composer, conductor, teacher, and radio producer. The composition which has gained him most recognition is his orchestral Symphony No. 5½, A Symphony for Fun. Gillis was born in Cameron, Missouri. His family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and he studied at Texas Christian University, playing trombone and acting as assistant director of the university band. He graduated in 1935, and obtained a master's degree from North Texas State University in 1943.
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Born: 1912, Cameron
Died: 1978, Columbia

Alternate Names: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978, Gillis, Donald Eugene, 1912-1978, Gillis, Donald, 1912-1978, Donald Eugene Gillis
Occupation(s): classical composer, musicologist, conductor, Producers, Arrangers (Musicians), Authors, Composers
Employer(s): University of South Carolina
Associated Place(s): Fort Worth, Cameron, Columbia, New York City, Dallas

Appears in:

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