Robert Buckley Farlee

Farlee, Robert Buckley. b. Santa Monica, California; 23 February 1950. Robert Farlee is the second of four children born to Lee (1917–1999) and Irene (née Berglund) (1921–2016) Farlee. He was raised in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod tradition at First Lutheran Church of Culver City and Palms (Los Angeles). His early education took place in Missouri Synod elementary and secondary schools. He graduated from Concordia Teachers’ College (now Concordia University, Nebraska) in secondary music education (BS in Ed., 1971) where his most influential professors were Charles W. Ore and David Schack in organ and Theodore Beck in composition.  Farlee taught briefly in middle school. Following a...

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