Death of Dr. Alvin Johnson

Dr. Alvin H. Johnson, associate professor emeritus of music, died on March 17 at the age of 85. Dr. Johnson was at Penn from 1962 until his retirement in 1982. Dr. Johnson was also director of graduate studies for music from 1961 till 1967.

Dr. Johnson became the executive director of the American Musicological Society in 1978 a position he held until 1993. He also taught at Ohio State and Yale where he co-authored The Art of Music.

A 1936 graduate of the University of Minnesota. He was also a member of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra where he played French horn. Dr. Johnson earned his doctorate from Yale in 1954.

He is survived by two sons, David S. and Timothy A.; a daughter, Wendy Schlesinger; two brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren. A musical memorial at Penn is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the AMS 50 Fellowship Fund, American Musicological Society, 201 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

 Memorial for Dr. Lash

A memorial service for Dr. James W. Lash, professor emeritus of cell and developmental biology in the School of Medicine, will be held on Monday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of BRBII/III. Dr. Lash died on January 11 at the age of 70 (Almanac January 18). All members of the University community are invited to attend.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 26, March 28, 2000

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