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Carl Parrish

Carl Parrish, music educator. Recipient Knight prize in chamber music composition Harvard, 1938, ABC prize in choral music, 1945, Fulbright award for research in France, 1953; Guggenheim Fellow musiological research, 1958-1959. Member American Musicological Society (business manager of journal, 1947-1949), Society for Music in Liberal Arts College (treasurer 1950, secretary 1951).

Background

  • Parrish, Carl was born on October 9, 1904 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Washington and Sarah Jane (Davis) Parrish.

  • Education

    • Student Conservatoire Americain, Fontainbleau, France, 1932. Bachelor of Music, MacPhail School Music, 1933. Master of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1936.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1939.

    Career

    • 1 son, David Caldwell. Instructor music Wells College, 1929-1937, professor, 1938-1943, department chairman, 1941-1943. Professor music Fisk U., 1943-1946, department chairman, 1944-1946.

      Director graduate studies Westminster Choir College, 1946-1949. Professor music, department chairman Pomona College, 1949-1953. Professor music department chairman Vassar College, since 1953.

      Visiting professor (summers) University of Minnesota, 1947, U. North Carolina, 1948-1949, Stanford, 1951, University of Southern California, 1956, 60, 62.

    Works

    • Composer works public for chorus, organ, piano.

    Membership

    Member American Musicological Society (business manager of journal, 1947-1949), Society for Music in Liberal Arts College (treasurer 1950, secretary 1951).

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Louise Caldwell, June 15, 1934.
    • father: George Washington Parrish
    • mother: Sarah Jane (Davis) Parrish
    • spouse: Catherine Louise Caldwell
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    Died November 26, 1965
    (aged 61)
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