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North American Works Directory Listing
The Box
Charles Eakin
Charles Eakin is well-known for his musical-theatre compositions. He has, however, composed in many media, including chamber music, electronic music, voice, large and small ensembles, and a series of works for solo instruments and for orchestra. His music is performed nationally and internationally including recitals in West Germany, England, and Mexico. He was a bass player in the Houston and New Orleans Orchestras. He moved to Colorado in 1964.

Eakin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 1950, a Master of Arts in musicology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1955, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Minnesota in 1964. He has served on the faculties at the College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Minnesota and Baylor University.
Charles Eakin
Donald Chan (Conductor)
Rolf Sander (Director)

Mathew Capell (Doctor)
Madalynn Coe (Isabelle)
John Boyer (John the Janitor)
Jenifer Mills (Prima Donna)
Karen Oleson (Attendant)
December 09, 1965
University of Colorado College of Music
Description is not available.
John the Janitor
Prima Donna
From the program of a performance at Oklahoma University: The Box was “written to be performed as an intermezzo between the acts of Rigoletto."
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