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Owens, Dewey


biographical statement

American Harp Journal, 2006: p. 21 (b. May 3, 1925 Hickory, North Carolina; instructed first on violin; self-taught piano; three years chaplain's assistant World War II US Army; entered the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where he majored in organ under Parvin Titus; began work as a copyist and assistant to American composer John Hausermann; involved lengthy stays in Europe; adept baritone vocalist; made his debut with the Palma de Mallorca Symphony Orchestra; referred to Lucile Lawrence by Carlos Salzedo; greatly influenced by Carlos Salzedo's compositions and notations; became harp instructor at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY; taught for 30 years; wrote a biography on the life of Carlos Slazedo; biographer of Carlos Salzedo; d. Oct. 3, 2006)

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Dewey Owens collection on Carlos Salzedo

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7763
Scope and Contents These materials were organized by Dewey Owens for a biography he wrote on Carlos Salzedo, the world renowned harpist who lived from 1885 to 1961. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, and articles. There are also materials concerning Lucile Lawerence, but not all of her materials are associated with Carlos Salzedo directly. Owens' research also includes magazines, articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, Masters theses, and a list of Salzedo's students....
Dates: 1904-1984