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Florence Underwood

Florence Underwood


Florence Underwood Collection

Florence Underwood studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s. In February of 1953, her composition, The Hopi Indian Legend, was premiered by the San Diego Philharmonic Orchestra. Several of her compositions were performed by local orchestras, and she also composed original music for amateur theater groups in the San Francisco Bay and Portland, Oregon areas. She taught piano and composition privately and at Multnomah College in Portland. 

The Underwood Collection consists primarily of Florence Underwood's written music and the research she conducted to write the music. In addition, scrapbooks, personal, and legal papers make up a portion of the collection. 

Please allow 2-3 business days for items to be paged and delivered to the Music Library.


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