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ULYSSES KAY  

(1917 - 1995)

Ulysses Kay was a music educator, teaching at several universities, including a 20-year career at the Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York. He was a prolific composer leaving behind approximately 140 works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles, piano, voice, organ and band; he also wrote five operas as well as scores for film and television. While Kay was studying at the University of Arizona, William Grant Still encouraged him to become a composer, and the aspiring musician went on to study with Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson and Paul Hindemith.

Role: Classical Composer 
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