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Peter Mennin (Composer)

Born: 17th May 1923, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Died: 17th June 1983, New York, United States

Nationality: American

Peter Mennin (born Mennini) was a prominent American composer, teacher and administrator. In 1958, he was named Director of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and in 1962 became President of the Juilliard School, a position he held until his death in 1983. Under his leadership, Juilliard moved from Claremont Avenue to its present location at Lincoln Center. Mennin is responsible for the addition of drama and dance departments at Juilliard. He also started the Master Class Program, and brought many artists to teach including Maria Callas, Pierre Fournier and others.

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