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Nadia Juliette Boulanger

Boulanger, Nadia Juliette (1887-1979), French teacher, composer, and conductor, who influenced a generation of American composers. Born in Paris, she studied under the French composer Gabriel Fauré. In 1918 she stopped composing, after the death of her sister Lili, who was also a gifted composer. Boulanger taught privately and at the Paris Conservatoire (1909-24 and after 1946), at the École Normale de Musique, Paris (1920-39), and at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau (beginning in 1921; director, 1949). During World War II she taught at various U.S. colleges. Her students include the American composers Marc Blitzstein, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, David Diamond, Roy Harris, Walter Piston, Roger Sessions, and Virgil Thomson.

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