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Kirke Mechem (Music, '51) receives Nicolas Slonimsky Award

December 12, 2016

As part of the 48th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Awards last monthKirke Mechem (Music, '51) received the Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography in the concert music field for his book, Believe Your Ears: Life of a Lyric Composer. The book was published by Rowman & Littlefield last year and will be released in paperback next February.  

Following graduation, Mr. Mechem taught and conducted at Stanford during 1953-56.  His compositions have appeared in Department of Music programs by Stanford ensembles and students.