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Chaloupka, Stanley


biographical statement

Harp Column, website viewed April 1, 2011 (b.1922 d.2002; author of harp scoring which is a guide to writing or arranging music for the harp for composers, arrangers, and harpists; b. in Oakland California; started playing the harp at 8; made his orchestral debut with the San Francisco Symphony at 16 playing Ravel's Introduction and Allegro; played with the San Francisco Opera and Civic Light Opera Orchestras; moved to Los Angeles in 1941 and two years later won his spot with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of twenty one and was with them from 1943 to 1983; wife Paula performed as second harpist with him for many years; very passionate about baseball and wasn't allowed to be involved in little league because of his harp playing; coached in 1956 and was active in the organization for 35 years; served as the first president of the Los Angeles American Harp Society chapter)

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Stanley Chaloupka papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7801
Scope and Contents

Collection spans the years 1953-2002, and contains the correspondence of Stanley Chaloupka, programs from his performances including the performances with his wife, LP and 78 audio recordings of his music and other famous harpists, one VHS tape entitled "A conversation aith the Cousteaus," and pictures with glass frames.

Dates: 1952-2002