John Williams Research Paper

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John Williams is a composer of the Contemporary period which started in 1900 and goes to present day. Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Queens, New York. When he was 14, him and his family moved to Los Angeles, California. After high school, he went to the University of Los Angeles, The Juilliard School. Now Williams is a musician, composer, and conductor.

Williams composes film scores, contemporary classical music, and jazz. His most famous compositions are from very popular films like: the Imperial March, Star Wars; Jurassic Park theme song; and the Jaws theme song. He partnered with Steven Spielberg in 1974 for The Sugarland Express, and later in other films.

He was awarded the Nation Medal of Arts by Barack Obama in 2010. He

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