Tag: James DePreist

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Conductor, Juilliard emeritus James DePreist dies

FAMED CONDUCTOR DIES–In this May 9, 2002 file photo, James DePreist, talks about his conducting career as he sits in his high rise apartment overlooking downtown Portland. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens) by Steven Dubois Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — James DePreist, one of the first African-American conductors and a National Medal of Arts winner, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., his manager Jason Bagdade said.