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Olly Wilson: Composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley

Interviewee(s):
Wilson, Olly
Interviewer(s):
Crawford, Caroline
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
Olly Wilson: Composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley
Abstract:
Olly W. Wilson was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1937. His higher education includes a B.M. degree from Washington University, St. Louis, 1959;Master of Music degree from the Univ. of Illinois 1960;and the Ph.D. degree from the Univ. of Iowa, 1964. Wilson also played jazz piano with local groups in St. Louis and was a member of several orchestras as a string bass player, including the St. Louis Philharmonic orchestra and the Cedar Rapids Symphony. He studied electronic music at the University of Illinois and has held faculty positions at Florida A & M University (1960-62, 1964-65) Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1965 -1970) and the University of California, Berkeley (from 1970 until his retirement in 2002). His compositions include chamber works, orchestral works and works for the electronic media.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Arts and Letters
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2002 2003
Project:
African American Faculty and Senior Staff
Oskicat record:
b21358415
Rights:
Wilson, Olly. "Olly Wilson: Composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley." Interview by Caroline Crawford and Nadine Wilmot in 2002 and 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.