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Claude E. Zetty (May 2, 1924 - April 28, 1991) was active in the American Choral Directors Association and as an adjudicator for international music festivals.

Claude Elias Zetty was born in Quakertown, PA. Claude Zetty was the choral conductor at Culver Military Academy from 1951 to 1961. He was a professor of music and director of choral activities at Trinity University from 1961 to 1979, receiving the Sigma Kappa Award of Merit for his outstanding contribution to Trinity University, and the Chi Beta Epsilon and Bengal Lancers Outstanding Professor Award. After retiring from Trinity University, Claude lived in Palm Springs before moving to San Francisco in 1981. He served as an interim co-conductor of San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus during part of 1982. He was a member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus from January, 1982 until November, 1982 for a total of 4 concert seasons. He last sang as a member of the Bass section. The Chorus refers to these members who are no longer able to sing with the group as members of the "Fifth Section." He remained in the Bay Area until 1986 when he returned to San Antonio due to his health. In San Antonio he was a volunteer with the Santa Rosa Hospice and the San Antonion AIDS Foundation.

He died of AIDS in his San Antonio, TX, home. He had been living with AIDS for several years.


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