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Leroy Anderson

American composer Leroy Anderson was born in Cambridge Massachusetts on June 29, 1908. He began his musical studies at the age of 11 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. While in the Cambridge High and Boston Latin School orchestra he composed and conducted the class song for his graduation ceremonies. He entered Harvard University as a music major, and graduated magna cum laude. He continued at Harvard to complete his MA in music, studying orchestration and composition with Georges Enescu and Walter Piston.

Video and Audio

Understanding the Music: Anderson - Bugler's Holiday