Héctor Campos-Parsi

HéCtor Campos-Parsi

Héctor Campos-Parsi

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Héctor Campos-Parsi (October 1, 1922 – January 30, 1998) was a Puerto Rican composer.Montalvo, José A. Héctor Campos Parsi His Life and Music: A Biographical Study with an Analysis of Four Selected Works. New York: New York School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions, 1992. He studied at the New England Conservatory with Francis Judd Cooke, he also studied with Paul Hindemith. In Tanglewood he studied with Oliver Messiaen and Aaron Copland and in France with Nadia Boulanger.

Early years

Héctor Campos-Parsi was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. His father was José Miguel Campos and his mother was Elisa Parsi Bernard. He only had one sibling, a sister, Mercedes Campos Parsi.

He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor's degree in Humanities. He then enrolled at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico pursuing a degree in medicine, but discontinued his training there for health reasons. Subsequently, he completed a Master's degree in Humanities at the "Centro de Estudios Superiores de Puerto Rico y el Caribe", for which he wrote a thesis titled Unos bailan y otros lloran (Some dance and others cry).

Musical training

In Mexico City he met composer Carlos Chávez. On a scholarship from the Puerto Rico Department of Public Instruction, Campos-Parsi studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston....
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