Donald Sur Papers, 1965 -- 1999


This collection has:

13.2 Cubic Feet
10 boxes

Donald Sur (1935-1999) was a Korean-American composer and musicologist and a graduate of Harvard. Sur was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 1, 1935 to parents of Korean descent. His family moved to Los Angeles shortly after World War II. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley after transferring from UCLA. He completed graduate degrees at Princeton University and later at Harvard University in 1972 (PhD in composition). Sur is most well known for his composition the "Slavery Documents." In addition to musical composition, Sur also taught music courses at several universities in the Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Wellesley College and Boston University. He died of cancer on May 24, 1999 at the age of 64.

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