Leroy Ostransky Composer, educator

THE BALTIMORE SUN

TACOMA, Wash. -- Leroy Ostransky, a longtime composer, music educator and author of three books on jazz, died Monday at age 75.

Mr. Ostransky was a professor emeritus of music and composer-in-residence at the University of Puget Sound.

He composed five symphonies and a comic opera, "The Melting of Molly." He also wrote an autobiographical memoir, "Sharkey's Kid."

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