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Lukas Foss
(1922 - )

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1922 Born 15 August in Berlin
1929 Considered a prodigy, starts lessons with his first piano teacher Julius Herford
1937 Family moves to U.S.; begins studies at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.
1940 Graduates with honours from Curtis
1953 Professor of Composition, University of California
1953 Succeeds Arnold Schoenberg as professor of composition at the University of California at Los Angeles
1957 Founds the Improvisation Chamber Ensemble
1961 Time Cycle receives the New York Music Critics' Circle Award
1971 Appointed Principal Conductor, Brooklyn Philharmonic
1983 Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1986 Conductor-Laureate, Milwaukee Symphony
1989 Composer in Residence, Tanglewood Music Center
1991 Boston University, Professor of Music
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