MURRAY, J. D. BAIN (26 Dec. 1926-16 Jan. 1993) was a composer, music critic and professor of music at
He received an A.B. Degree in Music from Oberlin College in 1951 and a Master's Degree from Harvard University in 1952. He conducted research at the University of Liege and studied composition and counterpoint with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in 1953-54.
Murray taught at the Oberlin College Conservatory from 1955-57, and came to Cleveland in 1959. He held teaching positions at The
Murray created the music column for the Sun Newspapers and published widely on musical subjects, especially the new music of Poland. He was also a
He was the recipient of a Fulbright grant, two Harvard Prizes, the Polish Medal of Distinction, annual ASCAP awards, grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Joint Council of Arts and Humanities among others.
Murray married Laurie Jean Wolfe on 3 Feb. 1951, and the couple had one daughter, Ruth Elizabeth. Murray died in
J.D. Bain Murray Papers, Oberlin College Archives.