Dexter G. Morrill (1938-2019) was a contemporary American composer and a pioneer in the field of electronic music. An accomplished trumpet player, he studied and played jazz at Colgate University and at the Lenox School of Jazz with Dizzy Gillespie in 1957. He was the Charles A. Dana Professor of Music at Colgate University, teaching composition, electronic music and the history of jazz. As a composer, he incorporated computer-generated sounds, jazz, and improvisation into his compositions. In his later years, Morrill was active in music recording and returned to composing for conventional instruments (voice, piano, marimba, flute, strings, trombone, trumpet, french horn, and saxophone) and ensembles (including pieces for the Baltimore and Syracuse Symphonies).
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