Nebraska Authors

Anthony Donato

AKA: Anthony Z. Donato

Born 1909-03-08 Prague, NE (USA)

Died 1990-10-29
Bradenton, FL (USA)

Wahoo, NE (USA)
Sunrise Cemetery, Wahoo, NE

The author was a composer and musician from Prague, NE who studied with Howard Hanson.

Places Lived

Prague, NE
Rochester, NY
Cedar Falls, IA
Austin, TX
Evanston, IL
Bradenton, FL

Author Of

  • Music and Audio
  • Nonfiction


Music; Nebraska Composers; Nebraska Musicians


Bachelor of Music, 1931, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Master of Music, 1937, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Ph.D. in Music, 1947, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY


Professor of Music

Places Worked

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester, NY
Hochstein Quartet, Rochester, NY
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Blue Network Award, 1945
Society for Publication of American Music Award, 1947
Composers Press Publication Awards, 1946 and 1953
Mendelssohn Glee Club Award, 1950
Fulbright Award to lecture in Europe on American Music, 1951-52
Huntington Hartford Foundation Fellowship, 1961
Various prizes for compositions and commissions to compose music


American Society of Composers
Authors and Publishers National Association of American Composers and Conductors
American Association of University Professors
Phi Mu Alpha
Pi Kappa Lambda Sigma Phi Epsilon


Preparing Music Manuscript. 1963.
Precipitations: For Violin and Piano. 1946.

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