James DePreist http://wrti.org en Remembering Pioneering American Conductor, Poet And Anime Inspiration James DePreist http://wrti.org/post/remembering-pioneering-american-conductor-poet-and-anime-inspiration-james-depreist Pioneering American conductor, National Medal of Arts winner and poet James DePreist died early this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76 years old. His death, his manager told Deceptive Cadence, stemmed from complications following a heart attack he suffered nearly a year ago.<p>Born in Philadelphia in 1936, DePreist studied composition with Vincent Persichetti at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music before earning bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 5125 at http://wrti.org Remembering Pioneering American Conductor, Poet And Anime Inspiration James DePreist