Beard, Ivy Lee jr. 10.mar.1943-14.apr.1978 USA Illinois, Chicago - Chicago (suicide)
organist, choral conductor, of African descent, 1958-1960 studied at Beaumont High School in St Louis Missouri where he played organ in the 90 voices Senior Choir, 1970 second prize National Organ Playing Competition in Fort Wayne Indiana, 1972 director lyric opera at Columbia College Chicago, 1970-1978 organist of First Unitarian Church in Chicago, until 1978 conductor of the Grant Park Chorus in Chicago, his last benefit was Kokomo which may refer to the residence of his nearest family or the place where he was buried ; son of Air Force sergeant Ivy Lee Beard sr. (Arkansas, Jericho 3.may.1913-19.nov.2006 Indiana, Kokomo) and Lucille S Allen (Missouri 9.aug.1923-17.oct.1970 Indiana, Kokomo)

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[] Lyric piece. Organ. 1963. op43
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