American conductor and composer. He studied with Fine and Berger at Brandeis, Sessions and Babbitt at Princeton, and with Milhaud; in 1965 he was appointedprofessor at MIT He made his conducting dÃ©but in 1960, and as music director of the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) SO (1974-8) improved its standards. With the MIT SO he has recorded 20th-century American music. His compositions are Webernian in their compression. He has written on music theory.
He died in early 2012