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A native of New York City (born there 17 March 1930), Borishansky was awarded the 1958 George Gershwin Memorial Award for his work "Music for Orchestra" that was subsequently performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Among his original works that have been performed throughout the United States, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Australia and Canada is Alma Mater Indelible, written for Denison University's Sesquicentennial celebration and performed at there in 1989 by the Jupiter Symphony. His published compositions include music for clarinet, solo piano, trumpet, treble voices and piano. He also has written music and lyrics for several Columbus Junior Theatre productions and is an Artist in the Schools for the Greater Columbus Arts Council. His early studies included work at Queens College (B.A.1951), Juilliard (1951-52), Columbia University (M.A.1958 and the University of Michigan (D.M.A. 1970). His composition teachers included Jack Beeson and Otto Luening. He died 10 July, 2001 in Columbus, Ohio.