Howard Hanson (Composer)
Born: 28th October 1896, Wahoo, Nebraska, U.S.A
Died: 26th February 1981, New York, U.S.A
Howard Harold Hanson was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music. As director for 40 years of the Eastman School of Music, he built a high-quality school and provided opportunities for commissioning and performing American music. In 1944, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No.