| Peter Jona Korn was born 1922 in Berlin, Germany. He began his musical studies at the Berlin Music Academy and continued them at the Beltane School in London as a student of Rubbra, at the Jerusalem Conservatory with Wolpe, at the University of California at Los Angeles with Schönberg and at the University of Southern California with Eisler and Toch. He studied film music composition with Ròzsa and Dahl. In 1944 Mr. Korn became an American citizen. He taught composition at the Munich Trapp Conservatory, was guest professor at the University of California at Los Angeles and was the director of the Richard Strauss Conservatory from 1967-1987. He was Vice-President of the German Composers Association and was a member of the board of directors of GEMA.
Mr. Korn died in Munich on January 12, 1998.|