Did you know William Schuman created and conducted the Alamo Society Orchestra as a young man? He was sixteen and it was his first musical organization, "Billy Schuman and his Alamo Society Orchestra" playing for proms, bar mitzvahs and weddings!
Joseph Polisi (left) has just written American Muse: The Life and Times of William Schuman. He recently spoke with host John Clare about the new biography about the great American composer and administrator in his office at the Juilliard School in New York City.
See the video interview here or click on the video below.
You can purchase American Muse here at Amazon and a portion will benefit Texas Public Radio.