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Albert Austin Harding

Albert Austin Harding (February 10, 1880 – December 3, 1958) was the first Director of Bands at the University of Illinois. He was also the first band director at an American university to hold a position of full professorship. The Harding Band Building, the first dedicated building for a University Band Department, was named for him.

His full-length portrait painted by Earl Bradbury in 1950 hangs in the Harding Band Building.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 10th, 1880, Died December 3rd, 1958

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: director

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33492 10-in. 10/31/1925 Illinois loyalty Albert Austin Harding ; University of Illinois Military Band Band director  
Victor BVE-33493 10-in. 10/31/1925 Hail to the Orange Albert Austin Harding ; University of Illinois Military Band Band director  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harding, Albert Austin," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106471.

Harding, Albert Austin. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106471.

"Harding, Albert Austin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106471

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