PETER MENNIN (1923 - 1983)
pupil of Normand Lockwood at Oberlin and after army service of Howard Hanson
and Bernard Rogers at Eastman, Peter Mennin taught at the Juilliard School, where he was appointed president after a period as director of the Peabody
Conservatory. As a composer he gave much attention to works on a larger
scale, many of them showing some affinity with the work of more traditional
Mennin left nine symphonies, the first of which he withdrew. His
other orchestral works include a Flute Consertino and concertos for
cello and for piano.