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李抱忱 LI Bao-Chen 作曲家、合唱指揮家 返回

李抱忱(1907-1979),作曲家、合唱指揮家、音樂教育家。出生於河北保定,逝世於臺北巿。8歲起跟隨美籍教士學習鋼琴。北平(今北京巿)崇實中學(1920-1926)畢業後保送進入燕京大學主修化學(1926-1927),後因腿傷轉主修教育(1927-1930)。先後取得美國歐柏林大學音樂教育碩士(1935-1937)、哥倫比亞大學音樂教育博士(1944-1948)。1958年以美國在華基金會傅爾布萊特學人身分,應教育部之邀至臺一年推動樂教。曾任耶魯大學遠東語文學院主任編輯,任教於美國陸軍語言學校(今國防語言學院,1953-1967)中文系、愛荷華大學中文及遠東研究所(1968-1972)。1972年來臺定居,提升合唱風氣。代表作包括〈你儂我儂〉、合唱曲《聞笛》與《人生如蜜》等。曾獲教育部金質學術獎章(1957)、美國陸軍語言學校服務十年紀念章(1963)多項榮譽。

LI Bao-Chen was born in Baoding, Hebei in 1907. He learned the basics about music from the choral singing of evangelists. He was a major proponent of choral music. He promoted and conducted the first choir in China for a national tour. Li also conducted Taiwan’s first intergroup choir. He moved to Taiwan in 1972 and continued to work in choral education. A prevalent composer, his works include “So Much Love between Us,” “Hear the Flute,” and “Life is Like Honey.” Li received the Golden Academic Medal from the Ministry of Education and a commemorative medal from the US Army’s Language School for a decade of service. He died after having a heart attack in 1979.