Robert Ward

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Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 3, 2013 (95)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 3, 2013 (95)

About

1962 Pulitzer Prize winner for his 1961 opera "The Crucible" based on the play by Arthur Miller. His other works included "Jubilation: An Overture" from 1945, the "Sacred Songs for Pantheists" from 1951, and "Euphony for Orchestra" from 1954.

Before Fame

He received a fellowship from the Juilliard School in 1939, studying composition under the famed Frederick Jacobi, orchestration with Bernard Wagenaar, and conducting with Albert Stoessel and Edgar Schenkman.

Trivia

He earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Family Life

His family owned a moving and storage company. He grew up with four siblings. He married Mary Raymond Benedict in 1944.

Associated With

He studied composition under Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center in 1941.