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Roger Dickerson
1934 -
United States of America, LA
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R.D. Dickerson
Roger Donald [Roger] Dickerson (24/08/1934), a professor of music and choir director at Southern University at New Orleans (born in New Orleans, Louisiana). He is a native of New Orleans, earned a BA in Music from Dillard University, an MA in Music Composition from Indiana University, and studied composition on a Fulbright Fellowship at the Akademie fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. The composer is presently at work writing a musical set in New Orleans with actor/playwright John O'Neal.
A music service for Louis: a requiem for Louis Armstrong
Composed in:1972
In memory of:Louis Armstrong
Dickerson has received Pulitzer nominations for both his A musical service for Louis, a requiem for Louis Armstrong (1972) and New Orleans Concerto for piano and orchestra (1976). Both of these works were premiered by the New Orleans Philharmonic, for whom Dickerson has composed commissioned works since 1965.
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
L. Armstrong