Stanley Lock, Faculty Emeritus, Dies

Stanley Lock

Beloved music faculty member emeritus, Stanley Lock, died on October 8, at the age of 80. Lock taught music at the College from 1949 to 1991.

An acclaimed pianist, Lock make his debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve and from that time forward had an active concert career. He made his New York debut at Town Hall in 1946 where he received the highest praise from the New York music critics. As a Fulbright scholar in Paris in 1955, he gave numerous concerts throughout Western Europe as well as radio and television broadcasts.

Lock arrived at the Sarah Lawrence music department in 1949 from teaching at The Juilliard School of Music where he had done graduate work. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Lock left his mark on Sarah Lawrence in many ways, according to Barbara Kaplan, Dean of the College. "In addition to the beauty of his music, Stanley brought joy and wisdom into our lives," she said.

Lock is survived by a sister, Ruth Taylor of Berkeley, Michigan and a friend, Joseph Kennedy of New Orleans.