Saturday, November 22, 2008
Dika Newlin (November 22, 1923—July 22, 2006) was a pianist, professor, composer and punk rock singer. She received a Ph.D from Columbia University at the age of 22. She was one of the last living students of Arnold Schoenberg, a Schoenberg Scholar and a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond from 1978-2004. She performed as an Elvis impersonator and played punk rock while in her 70's in Richmond, Virginia.
She was featured in the documentary Dika: Murder City.
Read excerpts from Bruckner - Mahler - Schoenberg By Dika Newlin, googlebooks.com.