1948 – Composer Chester Biscardi Born

On this date contemporary composer Chester Biscardi was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He received an M.A. in Italian Literature and an M.M. in Musical Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale and served as chairman of the music department at Sarah Lawrence College. Chester Biscardi’s music has been featured at the Gaudeamus Festival in Rotterdam, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England, Music Today-Japan in Tokyo, the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, the North American New Music Festival in Buffalo, Piccolo Spoleto and the 21st Annual Bienal of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Biscardi has received the Prix de Rome, the Japan Foundation Fellowship, an Ives Scholarship from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. [Source: ]