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Roy Harris

Full name: Leroy Ellsworth "Roy" Harris
Gender: Male
Born: February 12, 1898 in Chandler, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 1, 1979 in Santa Monica, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

American composer Roy Harris studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and from 1926-29 in Paris. He was also educated by his mother in piano and clarinet. In 1933 he composed the first American symphony to be commercially recorded together with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Harris had his biggest breakthrough with his Third Symphony. He composed over 170 works including chamber music, choral works, and fifteen symphonies. From 1924-60 Harris taught at various American universities. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957 and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1979.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 38 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra United States USA AC

Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 38 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC When Jonny comes Marching home
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