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Richard Cassius Church

Richard Cassius Church, musician, educator. Recipient citation for excellence in teaching Midwest Program for Airborne Television Institution. Member Music Educators National Conference, Wisconsin Education Association, National Collegiate Players, Phi Mu Alpha (Sinfonia), Alpha Kappa Lambda. Developer 1st systems approach to teaching violin with firm cartridges and manual.

Background

  • Church, Richard Cassius was born on May 14, 1907 in Belvidere, Illinois, United States. Son of Cassius M. and Minnie E. (Adams) Church.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1927, Museum B., 1936, Master of Arts in Music, 1940.

    Career

    • Teacher, orchestra conductor Janesville (Wisconsin) High School, 1927-1928. Director instrumental music Central High School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1928-1930, West High School, Madison, 1930-1944. Faculty department music University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1944-1976, professor, 1957-1976.

      Conductor University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, 1944-1946, mus. director Wisconsin Players Museum Prodns., 1935-1965. Guest conductor various symphony orchs. Music adjudicator; lecturer.

      Former bassoonist, violist Madison Symphony Orchestra.

    Membership

    Member Music Educators National Conference, Wisconsin Education Association, National Collegiate Players, Phi Mu Alpha (Sinfonia), Alpha Kappa Lambda. Developer 1st systems approach to teaching violin with firm cartridges and manual.

    Connections

    • Married Agatha G. McCaffery, June 21, 1928. Children: Kathleen Kirwan (Mistress.
    • father: Cassius M. Church
    • mother: Minnie E. (Adams) Church
    • spouse: Agatha G. McCaffery
    • child: Kathleen Kirwan (Mrs Church
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    Died February 7, 1976
    (aged 68)
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