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Robert Gerle Papers


Robert Gerle Papers
Gerle, Robert
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6 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Robert Gerle (1924-2005) was a concert violinist, conductor, and teacher. Born in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia), Gerle graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and studied at the National Conservatory of Music. After World War II he began a concert career in the U.S. Teaching positions at Peabody Institute in Baltimore and the Mannes College of Music in New York followed. In 1972 Gerle began the orchestra program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). For the next two decades, Gerle taught at UMBC and The Catholic University of America, conducted the Friday Morning Music Club, and served as musical director of the Washington Sinfonia.

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