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SIMON SARGON (Master Class)

Composer, pianist, conductor and educator, Simon Sargon was born in Mumbai, India in 1938 and brought to America at an early age. After initial studies at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sargon obtained degrees from Brandeis University (B. A., Music, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Class Valedictorian) and the Juilliard School (M. S. Composition, 1962). He pursued further studies at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School in Blue Hill, Maine, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Tanglewood Institute. Among his major teachers were Darius Milhaud, Irving Fine, Vincent Persichetti, Miecyslaw Horszowski and Sergius Kagen.