This Week in Texas Music History: Miriam Gordon Landrum
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll learn about a music teacher who helped establish the oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra in the state.
Miriam Gordon Landrum died on January 2, 1967. Born in Waco on November 25, 1893, she studied piano in Paris, France. During the 1920s, Landrum taught at the University of Texas. She also helped found the Austin Chapter of the Music Teachers’ Association and the Texas School of Fine Arts. Landrum also played a leading role in the early success of the Austin Symphony, helping make it the oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra in the state.
Miriam Landrum taught piano for the remainder of her life and earned numerous teaching awards. Her students won multiple honors, and many went on to successful professional careers.
Next time on This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll remember a man who preferred to let others have the spotlight.