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2005 Swan Award Winner: Linda Allen Anderson

  Linda Allen Anderson earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in music education at the University of Illinois, where she was elected to membership in both Mu Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa Lambda. She completed further graduate work at various universities and studied with prominent choral authorities, including Howard Swan, Harold Decker, Eric Ericson, and Robert...

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1989 Swan Award Winner: Rudy Saltzer

  Rudy Saltzer describes himself as a conductor, violinist, lecturer, singer, and crippled piano player: one of the keyboard challenged. He was born in Los Angeles, a small town in southern California in 1922, the year of his birth. Rudy was introduced to music at the age of five, when he started lessons on a...

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1997 Swan Award Winner: Byron McGilvray

  Coordinator of Choral Studies, Professor of Music, San Francisco State University San Francisco State University choirs appeared at ACDA and CMEA conventions Several European choir tours Guest Conductor in Residence for Pan Asia Symphony in Hong Kong Conducted concerts, clinics, workshops and teaching in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Egypt and 23 European...

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1990 Swan Award Winner: David Thorsen

  David Thorsen is Professor Emeritus, and a founding member of the School of Music at California State University, Fullerton. He served as Coordinator of Choral Music and Director of the University Singers from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. He is a Past National President of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association...

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1995 Swan Award Winner: Marjorie Remington

  Musical opportunities have been plentiful for Marjorie Remington Richard from Kindergarten on where she directed the class playing their percussion instruments at Lafayette School in Salt Lake City. After moving to Berkeley in 1934, in two years she began to accompany her 5th-grade class at the piano daily as they sang. She sang in...

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1991 Swan Award Winner: Art Huff

  A native Californian, Dr. Arthur E. Huff was born in Whittier to Floyd and Agnes Huff and sang his first public solo at age 4. In elementary school in Millbrae he studied Piano and Baritone Horn while continuing singing. At Burlingame High School, he was introduced to some major choral literature by Elmer Young...

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1996 Swan Award Winner: Richard Hansen

  Richard Charles Hansen (b. March 5, 1923) was a genuine native of the San Francisco Bay Area, as were his parents before him. Born and raised in San Francisco, he started UC Berkeley, only to be interrupted by WW II. During his three years in the Army Air Corps he trained as an X-ray...

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2009 Swan Award Winner: Polly Vasché

  Polly Vasché was Choir Director at Thomas Downey High School in Modesto from 1975 to 2004. During that time the Knightengales and other Downey ensembles appeared on numerous occasions in both concert and interest sessions at ACDA and CMEA conventions. The Downey Choirs travelled widely and hosted a Men’s and Women’s Ensemble Festival for...

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