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Ballou, Esther Williamson, 1915-1973

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: July 17, 1915 - March 12, 1973

Biography

Composer, pianist, and educationist, Esther Ballou, was born in Elmira, New York on July 17, 1915. Ballou taught at both Juilliard and American University. Ballou composed ballets and traveled with dance companies as a pianist. Ballou became the first woman to have a composition’s debut at the White House in 1963 for her Capriccio for Violin and Piano. She has composed for orchestra, chamber ensembles, vocal music, and keyboard instruments.

Sources: • Heintze, James R. “Ballous, Esther (Williamson). In Grove Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Composers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0078
Scope and Contents

The American Composers Collection includes material related to over 150 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items. Material varies with composer, from a single item to several folders. The collection was amassed from various donations to the University of Missouri-Kansas City before being given to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections. Provenance is noted when known.

Dates: 1894 - 2006

Esther W. Ballou (Addendum 4), 1955

 Series
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The American Composers Collection includes material related to over 150 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items. Material varies with composer, from a single item to several folders. The collection was amassed from various donations to the University of Missouri-Kansas City before being given to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections. Provenance is noted when known.

Dates: 1955

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