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Giles, John E., 1949-1996



John Edwin Giles (1949-1996) was a composer, vocalist, and music educator based in Evanston, Illinois. He received both bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Illinois and later earned a Ph.D. in in Musicology from the University of Michigan and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice from Northwestern University.

He wrote more than 125 songs, 50 choral pieces, 8 cantatas and a viola sonata. He was in the chorus for the Lyric Opera for 12 years and served for 15 years as a lay minister of music at the Unitarian Church of Evanston. Giles also recorded an album of his songs released by Sunshine Productions on compact disc titled, "Songs for All Seasons.”

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John Giles music manuscripts and papers

Identifier: Giles

The John Giles music manuscripts and papers consist of music manuscripts (predominantly vocal music including art songs, duets and choral works), programs, photographs, audio recordings on compact disc and correspondence.

Dates: 1950 - 1996