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      Lawrence University Jazz Studies Director dies

      Fred Sturm (Photo Courtesy of Rick Peterson)
      Fred Sturm (Photo Courtesy of Rick Peterson)
      APPLETON - Lawrence University Jazz Studies director, Fred Sturm, died Sunday, August 24th at his De Pere home following a long and courageous battle with cancer.Sturm, 63, graduated from Lawrence in 1973 and then returned to teach.Sturm, an award winning composer, enjoyed a 37 year teaching career, including 26 years as director of jazz studies and improvisational music at Lawrence.One of many honors Sturm earned during his career was a 1997 Grammy Award nominee. He was also awarded the 2003 ASCAP/IAJE Commission in Honor of Quincy Jones, a prize granted annually to one jazz composer of international prominence.A public memorial celebrating Sturm's life will be held at Lawrence on a date to be determined.{}