1938 – Composer Gloria Coates Born

On this date Gloria Coates was born in , Wisconsin. Coates obtained success early in her composing career, winning a National Federation of Music Clubs Composition Contest at age 12. She went on to earn a Masters of Music from Louisiana State University and completed post graduate studies at Columbia University and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Gloria Coates’ canon of work, performed by leading symphonies, soloists and ensembles, includes compositions for orchestra, chamber and solo music, vocal and choral music, live electronic and music for the theater. [Source: ]