Fannie Charles Dillon
Fannie Charles Dillon (March 16, 1881 – February 21, 1947) was an American pianist, music educator and composer.
She was born in Denver, Colorado. She moved with her family to Long Beach, California, in 1890, and studied composition with Heinrich Urban, Hugo Kaun and Rubin Goldmark, and piano with Leopold Godowsky in Berlin, Germany.
After completing her studies, she worked as a pianist, teacher, performer and composer in Los Angeles. She taught at Pomona College from 1910 to 1913 and in the Los Angeles high school system from 1918 to 1941. She founded Woodland Theater at Fawnskin, Big Bear Lake, California, in 1924 and served as its general manager from 1926 to 1929. She died in Altadena, California. Her papers are stored by the UCLA library. She was married with Cypriot theatre actor James Christo.
Dillon composed for piano, voice, orchestra and chamber ensemble, as well as for outdoor dramas. Selected works include:
- Nevertheless--Old Glory, drama
- The desert calls, drama
- Tahquitz, drama
- Celebration of Victory, for orchestra
- The Cloud, for orchestra
- A Letter from the Southland: Mission Garden
- The Alps
- Chinese Symphonic Suite
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