Otto Johannes Gombosi has been named professor of Music at the University, Provost Buck announced yesterday. The appointment becomes effective February 1.
An authority on the music of Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Gombosi came to the United States from his native Hungary in 1939. He served as professor of Music at the University of Washington until 1946, when he became professor of Music at the University of Chicago.
Before coming to the United States, he was a critic in Budapest and Berlin, and conducted research at the Hungarian Historical Institute in Rome and at the Musicological Institute in Basel, Switzerland.