Elwood Stanley Carl, 73, conductor, musician and composer, died Jan. 13 in Panorama City, Calif., cause undisclosed.

A native of Cleveland, Carl played woodwinds early in his career with the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Cleveland. He subsequently conducted orchestras for four years on ships of the Cunard-White Star Line.

After moving to California in 1952, Carl founded the Woodlowe and Carl Schools of Music. He also chaired the woodwinds department at the California Conservatory of Music and was president of the Music Teachers Assn. of California, East Valley branch.

He was an honorary member of the Juilliard Alumni Assn. and was was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from California Western U.

Survived by his wife, Joan, two sons and a granddaughter.

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