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As Kay later wrote about his time at the Eastman School of Music, "Through [music theory teacher, John L. Lowell's] encouragement [at the University of Arizona], I won a scholarship to the Eastman School, where I studied with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. There at Eastman, I heard my first orchestral works performed publicly -- an invaluable experience."
Kay's early works premiered at Eastman included his "Sinfonietta for Orchestra;" "Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra," performed by Robert Sprenkle; and, in the program shown here, his ballet "Danse Calinda," based on a story by Ridgeley Torrence, written for theater orchestra.
Kay graduated from Eastman in 1940 with a masters degree in composition.