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KIRK, Theron W.(1919-1999)
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Theron Kirk was born in 1919 and died October 1999. He is the composer of more than 1,000 published works for chorus, chamber groups, symphony orchestra, vocal solo, organ, carillon, and a one-act opera. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the orchestras of Winnipeg Canada, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Memphis, Detroit, San Antonio and Houston have performed his symphonic works.

Theron Kirk has held the national office of president of the American Choral Directors Association. He has taught as a visiting lecturer in the summer program at the University of Southern California, the University of Illinois, Central Missouri State University College and at the National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan, in the University of Michigan Music Division.

Kirk joined the San Antonio College faculty in 1955 and served as chairperson of the music department and director of the chorale, band, and chamber orchestra for many years before his retirement in 1986. After retirement, he became active as a docent at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

His education includes study at Baylor University, Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and the Eastman School of Music. His honors include the Orpheus Award by the national music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for “significant and lasting contributions to the cause of Music in America” and the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award for teaching excellence in 1975.