NEW YORK (Dec. 19)
Aaron Copland, noted American Jewish composer, was one of four new members elected this week by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Membership, which is for life, is restricted to 50.
Mr. Copland was born in Brooklyn in 1900. He organized and presented the Copland-Sessions concerts with Roger Sessions between 1928 and 1931. In 1932 he founded the American Music Festivals at Yaddo. For several years he has been, assistant director of the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood. He was Charles Eliot Nortan, professor of music at Harvard University in 1951 and 1952.