Dushkin, Dorothy

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Composer and co-founder of music schools. Born Dorothy Brewster Smith, Chicago, 1903; graduated Smith College, 1925; studied composition with Nadia Boulanger, Paris; married David Dushkin, 1930; they had 4 children. Both taught music in Chicago, then together founded the Winnetka School of Musical Arts and Crafts in Winnetka, Illinois in 1932 and Kinhaven School of Music in Weston (VT), 1952. While teaching she composed works for a wide variety of ensembles, which have been performed throughout the U.S. She died in 1992.

From the description of Papers, 1906-1988. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 36823026

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referencedIn Thomas, Caroline Bedell. Caroline Bedell Thomas Papers, 1917-1985. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Dushkin, Dorothy. Papers, 1906-1988. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Dushkin, Dorothy. Three moods / Dorothy Dushkin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith Blitzstein, Marc person
correspondedWith Boulanger, Nadia person
associatedWith Dushkin, David, 1898-1986. person
correspondedWith Dushkin, Samuel, 1891-1976. person
correspondedWith O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904- person
correspondedWith Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 person
associatedWith Thomas, Caroline Bedell. person
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United States
Flute and piano music
Music camps
Smith College
Women composers
Women musicians


Active 1906

Active 1988


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