American Modern period composer and violinist William Grant Still (1895-1978) was led into a musical life in part due to his step-father's influence. His college career was interrupted by his work as an arranger for W. C. Handy, but he later received degrees from Wilberforce University and Oberlin Conservatory of Music and was honored by several other schools, including Howard University and Pepperdine University. Among his noted works are Afro-American Symphony and several operas, including Troubled Island.
An Outstanding Arkansas Composer: William Grant Still
Essay celebrating his seventieth birthday with photographs and details of his life.
Still, William Grant (1895 - 1978), United States
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
William Grant Still
List of operas in chronological order from U. S. Opera.
William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Biography, discography, and discussion of compositional style and substance.
The William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers
Short biographies of the composer and his pianist wife with details about the collection and its availability to scholars from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
William Grant Still Collection, Duke University
Includes biography with photographs, copies of original scores, and details about his life, compositions, chronology of his place among other African American composers and musicians, and links.
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