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Benning W. Dexter
Regents Proceedings 287

Benning Dexter, Professor of Music, will retire from active faculty status as of May 31, 1985.

A member of the piano faculty since 1949, and its chairman from 1961-73, Professor Dexter began music study at an early age, and received a fellowship to the Juilliard School where he studied with Alexander Siloti and Sascha Gorodnitzky. His solo and chamber music performances moved beyond the concert hall to television and network radio, including several dozen broadcasts for Radio Tokyo. Always a champion of contemporary music, his premieres include works by Finney, Milhared and Bassett.

Remembering his many admirable qualities, both professional and personal, the Regents now salute Benning Dexter as artist and gentleman and take pleasure in naming him Professor Emeritus of Music.