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Robert Hanson

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Biography

Robert Hanson (b. 1946, Sioux Falls, S.D.) is an American composer.

Dr. Hanson earned master and doctoral degrees in music composition from Northwestern University, where he also received the Faricy Award for Excellence in Music. While at Northwestern, he studied composition with Anthony Donato. Hanson served as the music director and conductor of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Elgin, Illinois, a post he held for thirty-seven years from 1983 to 2011.

Hanson’s many compositions and arrangements, which are regularly performed throughout the United States, Europe, and the Soviet Union, have received critical acclaim.


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