Charles Jones (composer)

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Charles Jones (June 21, 1910 – June 6, 1997) was a Canadian-born composer of contemporary classical music.

Jones was born in Tamworth, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada. He moved to Toronto at the age of ten, eventually traveling to New York City in 1928. He studied at The Juilliard School, where his primary instructor was Bernard Wagenaar. He later taught at Mills College in California, where he met and worked with Darius Milhaud, as well as at The Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music.

His works have been performed by the New York Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra.

The music critic Tim Page and composer Walter Buczynski were among Jones's notable students.

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