Leslie Bassett

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Leslie Raymond Bassett (22 January 1923 – 4 February 2016) was an American composer of classical music

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Hanford, California, Bassett studied composition with Homer Keller at the University of Michigan. He was also a member of the Gamma Pi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at California State University-Fresno, 1942.


Bassett was appointed as the University of Michigan's Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition. He received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Variations for Orchestra.[1][2]

See also[edit]

See: List of music students by teacher: A to B#Leslie Bassett. for notable students.


  1. ^ Fischer, Heinz Dietrich, ed. (2010). The Pulitzer Prize Winners for Music. Peter Lang. pp. 106–109. ISBN 3631596081.
  2. ^ Brennan, Elizabeth A.; Clarage, Elizabeth C., eds. (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 432. ISBN 1573561118.

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