By Laura Capell
Title: Dr. John Bitter collection, 1923-1971
Creator: Bitter, John (1909-)
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet
The Dr. John Bitter collection contains materials documenting Bitter's career as a conductor and composer. The collection includes sheet music for several compositions by Bitter, as well as publications about the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and a 1953 photograph of the University of Miami Orchestra at the Miami Beach Auditorium. Also included are numerous programs from the 1940s-1960s, including ones from the UM Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Miami Philharmonic, and the Berlin Philharmonic.
John Bitter served as the Dean of the School of Music at the University of Miami from 1950-1963. He also conducted the UM Symphony Orchestra. Bitter was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA. He was a student of Artur Rodzinski and Emil Mlynarski for conducting, a student of William Kincaid and Georges Barrere for flute, and a student of Rosario Scalero for composition. He conducted the Jacksonville Symphony from 1934-1937, and the Florida Federal Symphony from 1937-1939. He was also a guest conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Radio Italiana, the Hamburg Philharmonic, and other European symphonies from 1945-1950.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: Dr. John Bitter Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preferred Citation: Dr. John Bitter Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida
Processing Information: Processed by Laura Capell, 2011.
Finding Aid Revision History: Original finding aid by Rudo Kemper, 2009.
Memo to a Midget
Quintette in B Flat for Flute and Strings
Three Pieces for Young People
Reverie for Flute and Piano by Rosario Scalero