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Armand Russell

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Armand Russell


Armand Russell (b. 23 June 1932, Seattle, Washington) is an American composer, administrator and educator.

He received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Washington with a major in music composition, and the doctorate in music composition, from the Eastman School of Music. He studied composition with John Verrall, George McKay, Bernard Rogers, and Howard Hanson.

Professionally, he played the double bass in symphony orchestras including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Tour Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic and Civic Orchestras, and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. He also taught as a visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Russell’s career at the University of Hawai’i Music Department spanned from 1961 until his retirement in 1994 as Professor Emeritus.

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