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Betty G. Bertaux, Children's Chorus of Md. founder
Betty G. Bertaux, Children's Chorus of Md. founder

Betty G. Bertaux, a composer and music educator who was the founder of the Children's Chorus of Maryland that grew to become a prototype for community children's choruses, died Oct. 10 at her home in Naples, Fla., of pancreatic cancer. She was 76. "Her living legacy are the children of the Children's Chorus of Maryland and the continuing generations of children," said Patricia McKewen Amato, a vocal coach and pianist at Towson University who has been the chorus' accompanist since 1981. "She had respect for the children and the art of the music that she encouraged them to make," said Ms. Amato. "Her former students are all over the country...

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