George, William B. (1936-2020)
School of Music and Dance
Year Retired from SJSU
University of Iowa, Music Theory, 1971 Ph.D.
University of Iowa, Music Performance (French horn), 1962 MFA
University of Iowa, Music Performance (French horn), 1961 MA
California State University, Fresno, Performance (French horn), 1959, BA Special Secondary Teaching Credential
Emeritus Professor, School of Music and Dance, San Jose State University, 2005-
Professor of Music, School of Music and Dance, San Jose State University, 1965 – 2005
Instructor of Music, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico, 1962- 1965
Administrative and Professional Experience
Acting Director, School of Music and Dance, 1999-2000
American Beethoven Society & Beethoven Center Boards, President, 2008-
American Beethoven Society, Secretary, 2005 -2008
College Music Society, Program Chair for National Meeting, Nov. 3-7, 2004 in San Francisco, California, 2003-2004
College Music Society, Pacific Central Chapter, President, 1994-1995; Treasurer, 1991-1994
American Beethoven Society, Member Executive Board, 1985-2020
SJSU School of Music, Graduate Coordinator/Advisor, 1973-2000
Memberships: Society for Music Theory, American Musicological Society, College Music Society, International Horn Society, American Beethoven Society, American Federation of Musicians (1953-2005).
- San Jose Symphony,
- Santa Clara Philharmonic,
- Amici della Musica Chamber Orchestra,
- Musicke Faire Chamber Orchestra,
- Young Audiences Woodwind Quintet,
- San Jose Music Theatre,
- as well as freelance, 1965 – 1980s
CD reviewer for High Performance Review (Vols. 1-2), 1981-82. Stanford, CA: Delbridge Publications.
“Barenboim on Beethoven” in Beethoven Newsletter, 6/3 (Winter 1991), 68-71.
Coordinator, Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference San Francisco: International Computer Music Association, 1992, 497.
Session Chair, “19th Century American Music Publishing,” Society for American Music, Asilomar, CA. February 12-14, 1993.
Textbook manuscript reviews for Wadsworth, Worth, Harper/Collins, Addison Wesley. 1980s – 1990s
Manuscript reviewer for the Beethoven Journal (formerly Beethoven Newsletter), 1980s – 1990s
Indexer, Beethoven Bibliography Database, 2006-