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Sydney Hodkinson

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Sydney Hodkinson


Sydney Hodkinson (17 January 1934, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – 10 January 2021, Holly Hill, Fla.) was an American composer and educator.

Dr. Hodkinson studied at the Eastman School of Music, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan. He taught woodwind instruments in the schools of Rochester and Brighton, New York. He also taught at the University of Virginia (1958-1963), Ohio University (1963-1966), and the University of Michigan (1968-1973). In 1973, he became chairman of the conducting and ensemble departments at Eastman until his retirement in 1999.

Hodkinson was widely experienced as a clarinetist, conductor, and lecturer, and served as a visiting professor of music at several universities.

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