Edward Kilenyi (Ede Kilényi)

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Békésszentandrás, Austria-Hungary
Composer, author, conductor and teacher, educated at the Hungarian State College (BA), the National Music School in Rome (with Mascagni), and Columbia University (MA, Ph.D) on a fellowship with Rybner and Mason. He came to the USA in 1908, became a US citizen in 1915, and joined ASCAP in 1927. He authored many articles on music, and was a teacher of George Gershwin. He was a music director for film theatres in New York, and composed and arranged for and supervised Hollywood studios' music departments for thirty years, as well as offering private music study in Los Angeles. Read more...