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William Schmidt (Composer)

Born: 6th March 1926, Chicago, Illinois,United States

Died: 25th April 2009, Greeley, Colorado, United States

Nationality: American

William Joseph Schmidt, Jr was an American composer, arranger and publisher of classical music.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He produced a large body of solo and chamber works for neglected woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, including several pieces for classical saxophone.

According to the Classical Composers Database, "William Schmidt was a student of Ingolf Dahl at the University of Southern California where he earned a Master of Music degree in composition. Throughout his career, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions." His Double Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and Chamber Orchestra was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1981.

Schmidt operated his own publishing company, Western International Music Inc., in Greeley, Colorado.

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