Dorothy Parke


Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Dorothy Parke (29 July 1904 – 5 February 1990) was a composer from Northern Ireland, noted for childrens works.She was born in County Londonderry, Ireland, and studied piano with Ambrose Coviello and composition with Paul Corder at the Royal Academy of Music in London (LRAM, 1929). After completing her studies, she settled in Belfast and married Douglas Brown, a musician and teacher. Between 1930 and 1960 Parke taught music in Belfast and worked as a composer. Among her pupils were Norma Burrowes and Derek Bell. She died in Portrush, County Antrim.

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