Schaeffer, Myron (ne Schapiro, Sigmund Miles Boruch) 11.nov.1908-jan.1965 USA Ohio, Barberton - Canada, Toronto
jewish musicologist, 1928-1931 studied piano and AB degree from Oberlin College, 1930 BM from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1929-1937 residing at 235 Broad Street in Wadsworth Ohio, 1937 PhD in musicology from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, 1935-1940 professor at Western Reserve University and residing at 452 Riverside Drive, 1937-1939 based in Brussels Belgium he did musicological research in Europe, 10.nov.1937, 7.sep.1938 and 30.aug.1939 traveling from France to the USA, 1938 residing at 3333 Berkeley Road Cleveland, 1941-1945 dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Panama in Panama City, 1943-1944 recorded folksongs of West Indian negroes in Panama, 1945-1958 engaged in lecturing and research in the field of folk music throughout Latin America, 1958 teacher musicology and 1959 the first director of the Electronic Music Studio at the University of Toronto, 1960 he developed the Hamograph electronic instrument, he died of a heart disease and was buried at Sharon Center Cemetery in Sharon Center Ohio ; son of chemist Hugo Hillel Boruch Schapiro (Latvia, Riga 9.dec.1882-1943 Sharon Center) and Paula Margulies (Poland 1884-1960 Sharon Center) ; c1934 he married Lazelle Light (Texas, Houston 26.nov.1906-) ; son Severen Light Schaeffer (Cleveland 17.dec.1935-)

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[N] White noise etude. Electronics
[] The wond'rous news. Ukrainian Christmas carol. Three part women's voices SSA a cappella
music Oleksander Antonovych Koshyts, arr and English text by Myron Schaeffer
publisher M. Witmark, New York 1940

[] Summer Idyl, realized with the Hugh LeCaine Multitrack tape recorder. 1959
in collaboration with Arnold Walter and Harvey Olnick
Folkways Records 33436 (1967)

[] Dance R4 - 3, realized with the use of the Hamograph. 1961
Folkways Records 33436 (1967)

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