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Elliott Cook Carter
(1908 - )

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1908 Born in New York City on 11 December
1930 Studies harmony and counterpoint with Walter Piston and orchestration with Edward Burlingame Hill
1932 Obtains M.A.
1932 Studies at L'Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and privately with Boulanger.
1939 Teaches at St. John's College
1946 Teaches at Peabody Conservatory
1948 Teaches at Columbia University
1958 Teaches at Yale University
1960 Receives Pulitzer prize for String Quartet No.2 as well as the New York Music Critics Award and the UNESCO First Prize (in 1961)
1963 Appointed composer-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome
1967 Teaches at Cornell University
1973 Receives Pulitzer prize for String Quartet No.3
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