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Leslie Raymond Bassett (22 January 1923 – 4 February 2016) was an American composer of classical music.

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Hanford, California, Bassett studied composition with Homer Keller at the University of Michigan. He was also a member of the Gamma Pi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at California State University-Fresno, 1942.


Bassett was appointed as the University of Michigan's Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition. He received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Variations for Orchestra.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  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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