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August Digital Exhibit Spotlight

You don't want to miss this spotlighted exhibit!

Drawing from correspondence, concert programs, newspaper clippings, and photographs in the Utah State University (USU) Special Collections & Archives, this exhibit celebrates a brief, but pivotal, moment for the arts in Logan—the 1948–49 residency of the American composer Roy Harris (1898–1979) and his concert pianist wife, Johana Harris (1912–95), at the Utah State Agricultural College (USAC, now USU).

Although the Harrises resided in Logan for just one academic year, their presence and activities put a spotlight on music in Cache Valley. A vivid picture of the cultural and musical contexts of the composition, performance, and reception of classical music in Logan in the mid-twentieth century emerges from the archival materials.

Learn more about Musical Visions of America: The 1948-49 Residency of Roy and Johanna Harris at USAC here.