Born: February 29, 1890, Palermo, Italy.
Died: September 11, 1966, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Son of Gaetano and Clorinda Conte, Paolo’s musical gift was displayed early: He began improvising on the piano at age four. He studied music in Venice under Tagliapietra, Wolf-Ferrari, and Busoni, and earned a master’s degree in psychology and doctorate in musicology at the University of Padua.
In August 1914, Conte went to the University of North Dakota to teach piano and composition at Wesley College. In 1923, he became Dean of Fine Arts at Oklahoma Baptist University in Sh… Go to person page >