Cindy McTee

About Cindy McTee Award-winning composer and teacher known for her work with the Chicago and Houston Symphony Orchestras, among others. Early life She studied at several prestigious schools, including Yale University. Trivia She won the Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition in 2001. Family of Cindy McTee She married conductor Leonard Slatkin in November 2011. Close associates […]

Kay Kyser

About Kay Kyser Bandleader and radio personality remembered for his Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge broadcast and for his eleven #1 records. Early life He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Trivia He was posthumously inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame […]

John Kander

About John Kander Composed numerous musicals, including Cabaret and Chicago with Fred Ebb. Early life He earned his Master’s degree at Columbia University where he was mentored by Douglas Moore and Jack Beeson. Trivia He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983. Family of John Kander He was born into the assimilated Jewish family of […]