Leslie Bassett

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Leslie Bassett (January 22, 1923 – February 4, 2016) was an American composer of classical music, and the University of Michigan's Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition. Bassett received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Variations for Orchestra.[1][2]

He studied composition with Homer Keller at the University of Michigan.

He was a member of the Gamma Pi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at California State University-Fresno, 1942.

Bassett died at the age of 93 on February 4, 2016 at his home in Flowery Branch, Georgia.[citation needed]

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


  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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