69
      Tuesday
      72 / 58
      Wednesday
      75 / 50
      Thursday
      79 / 54

      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.

      { }