Kent Kennan was Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for many years. He also served on the faculties of Kent State University, Ohio State University, and the Eastman School of Music. In addition to his compositions, which include the widely performed "Sonata for Trumpet and Piano" and Night Soliloquy for flute and orchestra, Kennan is well known for his two textbooks, The Technique of Orchestration and Counterpoint.
Kennan was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., in 1913. He received a B.Mus. in composition and theory from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Howard Hanson, and a M.Mus. in composition, also from Eastman. He received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Prix de Rome in music composition in 1936. Kennan died on November 1, 2003.
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