Wallace J. Rave

     Wallace J. Rave, 74, passed away on 28 January 2011, after a nine-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia.  Born in 1936 in Mendota, IL to Dorothy and Elmer Rave, he grew up in Spring Valley, IL.  Wally earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois State University, a Masters and Ph.D. in Music History and Philosophy from the Univ. of Illinois.  While teaching at the University of Minnesota, he received a Fulbright scholarship and studied in Paris, France for one year.  Prof. Rave taught at Arizona State for 34 years.  Over those years, he wore many hats: teacher, adviser, Assistant Chairman, Acting Chairman, and author of many publications in music history and jazz.  He also lectured at Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera pre-performance audience events.  He was past president and board member of the Gold Canyon Arts Council and a board member of the Phoenix Chamber Music Society.  He wrote music program notes for concerts as well as liner notes for CD and LP productions.  He had a voracious appetite for learning and was an excellent writer.  He contributed an article, “Remarks on Gallot Sources:  How Tablatures Differ,” to JLSA Volume XX, as well as three music reviews in other issues of the Journal.

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