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My Life, My Words: He has kindly made his research file on William Grant Still available to this site. He was the son of two teachers, Carrie Lena Fambro Still and William Grant Stillwho was also a partner in a grocery store.
Carrie Still then took him to Little Rock, Arkansas, where they lived with her mother. She taught high school English there for 33 years. During William's childhood Carrie married Charles B.
Shepperson, a postal clerk.
He bought many 78 rpm records of opera, which the boy greatly enjoyed. The two attended a number of performances by musicians on tour. De Lerma notes that the youth also taught himself how to play the clarinet, saxophone, oboe, double bass, cello and viola, and showed a great interest in music.
His maternal grandmother introduced him to African American spirituals by singing them to him. At age 16 he graduated from M. Gibbs High School in Little Rock. He then dropped out of school.
On October 4, he married Grace Bundy, an acquaintance from Wilberforce. De Lerma explains Still's dissatisfaction with the school: He was unhappy at Wilberforce where he directed the band from to and made arrangements because there was no music in the curriculum. First recital of his music in He moved to Oberlin infollowing two years of work in Columbus where in he began playing the oboe and cello professionally at the Athletic Club.
Also played oboe and violin in the tours of the National Guard Band, De Lerma gives the details of Still's studies at Oberlin, which were interrupted by service in the U. He studied at Oberlin with Maurice P. Lehman counterpoint and theoryand Charlotte Andrews Stevens, and played in the student string quartet.
The lure of music was too strong. Further study, made possible by an inheritance from his father, was undertaken in and at Oberlin where he first heard an orchestra.
His stay at Oberlin was interrupted when he enlisted service in the Navy Black sailors were restricted to aspects of food service but, when it became known that Still was a trained musician, he was engaged to play the violin for the meals of officers on the U.
Released from the Navy with the end of the war, he returned briefly to Oberlin and then in moved to New York, resuming his work with W. Handy as performer, arranger, and road manager and in Pace and Handy Music Company Band he originally began working for Handy, who was then in Memphis, for the summer of as arranger and cellist.
Then freelanced in Columbus for the fall of Michael Fleming writes of Still's musical training in the liner notes: His musical training was twofold, embracing the European tradition at Oberlin College, and the African-American in his work with W.
Handy in New York. Some of its musical arrangements were done by Still. The show featured an African American cast and was so successful that it ran for performances in New York City before going on tour.
Still's studies with the composer George Chadwick were without charge. A scholarship enabled him to study composition with the avant garde composer Edgar Varese in New York City for two years. He also received a Guggenheim and a Rosenwald fellowship. De Lerma explains that Still later turned away from the techniques of Varese: He subsequently abandoned the influence so that he could turn his attention to the folkloric.
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