Gail Kubik (Gail Thompson Kubik)
BiographySouth Coffeyville, Oklahoma, USA
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor, violinist and teacher, educated at the Eastman School of Music (with a scholarship at age 14), the American Conservatory (Master of Arts) with Leo Sowerby, and Harvard University with Walter Piston ad Nadia Boulanger. He taught violin and composition at Monmouth College and composition and music history at Columbia University (1937) and Teachers College. Joining NBC as staff composer in New York in 1940, he was music director for the Motion Picture Bureau at the Office of War Information (OWI). During World War II, he composed and conducted films, and from 1946 he was guest professor at USC. Read more... Joining ASCAP in 1945, he had a Guggenheim fellowship (the first post-service grant) and was awarded the American Prix de Rome. From 1960 he was a lecturer under the auspices of UNESCO.