Marion Bauer

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Birthday
15, 1882
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Aug 9, 1955 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1882
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Aug 9, 1955 (72)

About

Musician, teacher, writer, and music critic. She played an active role in shaping the American musical identity of the 20th century.

Before Fame

She studied music for many years, but never completed a college degree. She was still hired in 1926 by New York University as the first female member of the music faculty.

Trivia

Her composition "Patterns" was noted for its use of serialism. She was also famous for the impressionistic "Three Impressions" from 1917.

Family Life

She was the youngest of seven children. Her father Jacques Bauer was a shopkeeper, and her mother Julie taught modern languages. She used the inheritance from her mother's death to study in Europe.

Associated With

She and Aaron Copland were contemporaries.