Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Dr. Phil K. Bock
Email pbock@unm.edu
Phone 505/890-0438
Address 8201 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM  87114
Biographical Info Phil Bock is a retired Professor of Anthropology and has also taught theater courses and music. He is returning to NMHC's Chautauqua Program, where he previously presented as Sigmund Freud, Willian James, Edgar Lee Hewett, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Program Title DEAN ROBB: From Wall Street to UNM
Program Description Bock's lecture on J. Donald Robb tells of Robb’s life as an eminent Wall Street lawyer and his decision in 1941 to abandon that career and come to UNM to follow his dream of composing musical works in many genres. As Dean of Fine Arts, Robb was able to hire outstanding people (Walter Keller, Jane Snow, Kurt Fredrick, Donald McRae). He built the music department, founded the UNM Symphony, and planned the Center for the Arts. Robb spent many years traveling the Hispanic villages of the state, recording songs and rituals. The resulting archive of more than 3000 items is preserved at UNM where an annual composers symposium makes use of these materials for academic and creative purposes.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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