Ralph Williams Interview, 1978

Title

Ralph Williams Interview, 1978

Authors

Ralph Williams

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Interviewer

Jay Fier

Interviewee

Ralph Williams

Date Recorded

6-1-1978

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, Minnesota

Keywords

Ralph Williams, University of Minnesota Morris, Music, Music--Instruction and study, Jazz

Description

Ralph Williams was born in 1916 in the Glenwood area. He first traveled to Morris in 1928 to a regional music contest. After graduating from college, he became a teacher of music at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, eventually coming to Morris in 1960 to teach at UMN Morris. Ralph Williams has written and published over 100 choral or band works, mostly of a spiritual or religious nature. The interview discussed his musical career from the early days to the present, UMN Morris, the area's growth and development, jazz, and composition.

Run Time

00:48:38

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript

Original Format

Cassette

Digital Identifier

UMMWilliams01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1115

Ralph Williams Interview, 1978

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