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Ryerson, Frank
Theatre Guild production, The Win­ters Tale 1945-46. Works: Suite in the Ancient Style for string orches-tia; Arioso ior viola and orch.; Novel­ette and Pocme for viola and orches­tra; Chant Sans Paroles for cello and orchestra; Humoreske for violin and orchestra; Reverie; Air de Ballet, or­chestra. Songs: "Sometime"; "A Soldier's Prayer"; "But a Short Time to Live." Home: 219 W. 81 St., New York 24, N.Y.
Ryan, Ben, author, b. Kansas City, Mo, March 30, 1892. ASCAP 1923. Educ. New York public and high schools. Professional dancer, vaude­ville circuits, wiote songs in musical comedy The Echo; several scenarios, Palooka Songs. "M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i"; "Love Tales"; "The Gang That Sang Heart of My Heart", "Down on 33d & 3d"; "Jnka Dinka Doo", "You're Still That Old Sweetheart of Mine"; ' Huckleberry Fmnegan"; "Ain't Xatiiic Grand", "A Ruble A Rhumba"; * Sentimental Feeling", "When Fran­ces Dances With Me", "Rcmembei Mother's Day", "Steven Got Even." Home. 30-61 84 St., Jackson Heights, NY.
Ryder, Noah F., composer, b N.ish-\illc, Tcnn., April 10, 1914. ASCAP 1948. Educ: Frederick Douglas Elem School, Cincinnati, Ohio, Wal­nut Hills High School, Cincinnati; Hampton Institute, Va., BS. Mus. 1935, Univ. of Michigan, M. Mus. 1947. Music supervisor, Goldsboro, N.C., schools 1935-36, Director of Music Dcpt., Palmer Memorial Inst., Sedaha, N.C. 1936-38, Director of Music Dcpt., Teachers College, Win­ston Salem, N.C. 1938-41; Conductor or Hampton, Va., Institute Choir and head of theory dept. 1941-44; Direc­tor of Music, Norfolk Div. of Virginia State College since 1947. Also Direc­tor of Music at Bank Street Baptist Church, Norfolk. Conductor of Harry Burleigh Glee Club, Hampton, Va.,
and also of Federation of Male Glee Clubs of Virginia. World War II, 1944-46, U.S. Navy. Works: "Sea Suite for Male Voices"; "Haul Away Mateys We're Almost Home" (won $500 grand prize Navy War Writers Board Contest 1945). Home: Nor­folk, Va. Address. c/o ASCAP.
Ryder, Mme. Sturkow (Theodora Sturkow Ryder), composer, concert pianist; b. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 11. ASCAP 1927. Early cliildhood, played under father, a violinist. At fifteen became accompanist for St. James choir, also began teaching. Played cantatas and oratorios lor full choir. Studied music with Mme. Regina Watson, Louis Staab, and Carl Wolf-sohn; harmony with Louis Falk and Frederick Grant Gleason; theory with F. G. Gleason and Thomas Otter-strom. To Pittsburgh, gave concerts and became accompanist for Tuesday Musical Club. Music critic for Pitts­burgh Dispatch. London, piano re­cital 1914, has given more than four­teen bundled concerts in Euiope, Egypt, Hawaii, Canada and the United States. Honorary member: Chicago Artists Assn.; Tuesday Musi­cal Club, Pittsburgh; Poets Haven, Los Angeles. Faculty member Natl. Guild of Piano Teachers and active member of Natl. League of Amer. Pen Women and San Francisco Musi­cal Club. Works. The Great Lakes, symphonic suite; Suite for violin and piano; From the Family Album, suite. Also works for piano, clarinet, and songs. Home. Oakland, Calif. Ad­dress: c/o ASCAP.
Ryerson, Frank, composer, author; b. Paterson, N.J., July 3, 1905. ASCAP 1943. Educ.: Paterson public schools; Central High School; in music with Sigmund G. Schertel. An anger and orchestrator for popular orchestras. Songs: "The Boston Tea Party"; "Blue Champagne"; "The Bottom Man on the Totem Pole"; "Some-






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